With all of this occurring, how then can the U.S. government stop the flow of arms to countries like Mexico?
Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to California's Annenberg Estate* in early June to meet with U.S. President Obama. The brief two-day encounter is neither a state nor working visit and will be the first of its kind since the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations in 1979. The affair has not received [Read more]
There is a 12-hour time difference between the United States and Malaysia, with our day being their night. Our political systems, cultures and politicians’ attitudes certainly create a similar strong contrast
U.S. diplomacy counts on excellent observers and writers, capable of narrating, like the best journalists, what is happening in the countries where they are stationed. If anyone doubted this, the quality of the secret U.S. Department of State cables, or "Cablegate" — which Wikileaks published starting in December [Read more]
In our culture, art is considered only a form of entertainment and even more so a luxurious form of leisure. It is not like that in advanced societies. Let us take movies as an example.
Some see Hollywood as a tool in the media hegemony, as Mr. Noam Chomsky does. Others consider it to be a huge machine propagating [Read more]
For a reform to be successful, the government would need to go case by case; in many instances, it would have to turn a blind eye because otherwise there would only be a few lucky ones.
Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the U.S. is breaking away from traditional diplomatic behavior. However, in some ways, this makes the visit even more worthwhile. In this relaxed environment, the heads of state can more easily understand each other’s ideas.
Americans who watched TV in 2008 will certainly remember Hillary Clinton’s commercial against Barack Obama when they were both running for the Democratic presidential nomination: A phone was ringing in semi-darkness and no one picked it up, while a voice wondered what would happen if, in the early morning, an [Read more]
The Boy Scouts of America has declared a change in its bylaws for young members, yet it essentially continues to discriminate.
The last thing the president needs is to give life to the leaderless Republican Party.