Since President Obama took office, more than 90,000 U.S. troops have come home from Iraq. The question is: now what?
The only good thing I can say about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to Asia last month is that it is over.
The 89-year-old pioneer woman journalist Helen Thomas, among the first in the White House press corps to challenge President Bush on war, torture and Middle East policy, retired last week, a sad ending to her legendary career.
The outrageous attack on the Freedom Flotilla has brought forward both opportunity and necessity for stronger action by the United States to push Israel to end the blockade of Gaza, stop settlement construction, and engage in serious talk.
With "Until You Come Home," singer-songwriter George Mann is able to offer up not only a strong musical statement on behalf of veterans of our recent wars but also one about his own fallen comrade, Julius Margolin.
Speaking in Prague a year ago, President Obama proclaimed "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."
Much rests on next month's review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - in particular, the obligation of all signers to achieve complete nuclear disarmament.
Defense Secretary Gates, in Orwellian logic, said the biggest threat to peace is the European peace movement. WTF?
SANCTI SPIRITUS, Cuba - Traveling around Cuba you get a feel for how Cubans struggle every day to develop their country. As an American it makes my blood boil to see how the U.S. government blockade of Cuba helps enforce poverty and underdevelopment on the Cuban people.
In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.