Perhaps it is beginning to dawn on the White House strategists that the president, being drawn ever deeper into the NSA mess, stands to lose.
When the Americans truly realize their tools are broken, there will be serious consequences dangerous to America’s image and the sum of its political influence in the international equation.
A key-shaped cake, a Bible containing the president's signature, a pistol … These were gifts for important persons in Iran. As for the key, it signified "opening the door to U.S.-Iran relations," and as for the Bible, "all religions can coexist" was written on its last page. On Nov. 4, 1986, Rafsanjani, chairman of [Read more]
“Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.” Oscar Wilde was trying to be ironic when he had Algernon, a character in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” pronounce these words. Now we are [Read more]
Yet another secret revealed by former U.S. intelligence worker Edward Snowden on Oct. 24 has become the latest in a flurry of blows to rock the U.S. According to a story carried by U.K. newspaper The Guardian, which previously aided Snowden in exposing the U.S. surveillance scandal, the National Security Agency has [Read more]
Nearly all Americans love their intelligence agencies; about everything else, the country hasn't been this divided since the Civil War.
Dear doomsayers, America is not at all indebted up to its ears and would be crazy to stop borrowing!
The only problem is that we no longer know how to tell our friends and enemies apart.
Millions watched yesterday as, during his speech, President Obama continued without interruption despite shouts from the audience warning him that the pregnant woman standing directly behind him was about to faint. In fact, her balance weakened and she almost collapsed before the president hastened to catch her. Then [Read more]
The U.S. needs to reflect on its actions, and it needs to apologize.