Regions / United States
An overwhelming majority of Americans (84 percent) believe they have a responsibility to help Haiti. That's what a CBS poll tells us. But how much of this benevolence is media-driven, and how much represents a core belief of American attitudes toward foreign aid?
Mark it on your calendar. It seems we've finally entered the Soviet era in America.
The human instinct of herd mentality can't serve as justification for the indiscriminate killing of civilians outside U.S. borders.
Shepard Fairey may have been a recurring artist over three exhibits on May 15, 2010, but the political threads that ran through each of the presentations were more exciting. "Revolutionary" was the theme du jour.
Unlike Mexican border states where drug-fueled violence has been on the upswing, violent crime rates in U.S. states bordering Mexico have been decreasing for the last several years.
In his first National Security Strategy (NSS), President Barack Obama Thursday pledged to maintain Washington's "military superiority" but stressed that the persistence of the nation's global power will depend more on the health of its domestic economy and international cooperation.
Graduates of the class of 2010, I'm honored to have been asked to address you today, but I would not want to be you.
In a May 11 Washington Times editorial, Frank Gaffney, Ed Meese, Clifford May, and four additional coauthors called for a "renewed adherence to the national security philosophy of President Ronald Reagan: 'Peace Through Strength.'"
Mention "The Insular Empire" to the average American, and they'd likely have no idea what you were talking about. They probably still wouldn't get it if you gave them another clue: "America in the Mariana Islands." These are the title and subtitle of a new film by Vanessa Warheit, which began screening on PBS earlier this year.
President Obama should not bow to the Beltway voices urging him to keep U.S. troops longer in Iraq.