U.S.-led talks on a free-trade pact in the Asia-Pacific region are entering a potential make-or-break stage, putting pressure on President Barack Obama and other leaders to sacrifice sensitive domestic interests for a big deal to boost growth.
So is this the end of a not-so-simple story for Obama and Hillary?
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is a must-see. Not only to witness Daniel Day Lewis’s majestic interpretation that permits the viewer to peek inside the brain of the fascinating and unique powerhouse Abraham Lincoln, in the midst of civil war, a time when even the most noble of projects seems impossible. But also [Read more]
The “Magnitsky Act,” which was passed by the U.S. Congress as an aside to the abolition of the idiotic Jackson-Vanik amendment, has naturally drawn a reaction from the Russian side. Of course, when dealing with foreign rudeness it is acceptable to respond in kind. But, by and large, it is not quite understood what [Read more]
Those Republicans, they are really too much! We were aware that Mitt Romney as a president would be a danger for the U.S. but we haven’t realized how racist this man truly is. Why did he lose the election? Because of a totally incompetent campaign? Because of a plutocrat image? Because of a GOP that turned itself [Read more]
When the Republicans concern themselves with what is happening outside of the United States, it’s generally not for a good reason. And now, 97 Republican members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter stating that the comments made by Susan Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, concerning [Read more]