Obama’s extraordinary mea culpa yesterday on the health care reform “train wreck” barely acknowledged one aspect: the president’s explanation for the failure of the Healthcare.gov website, which was designed to help Americans sign up for a new medical insurance policy.
We know that only 106,000 individuals [Read more]
There is an old riddle from the 1960s and 70s, when coups d’état were a staple of the Latin American diet: Why has this region seen so many coups d’état, while in the United States there has never been one? Obviously, it’s because there is no American embassy in the United States.
Though the old story — and [Read more]
To speak bluntly, the NSA wants laws that allow everything it can do.
After half a century, what conclusions can we reach concerning the interrupted presidency and the direction he would have taken?
The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, announced his resignation yesterday. It is his intention to be relieved of his post at the start of next year and to return home and be reunited with his family. His sudden resignation has led to various speculations, but for the moment, based on his reasons given, we can view [Read more]
Two weeks ago, as soon as the information leaked to Netanyahu about the potential agreement between the P5+1 and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli prime minister was actually furious. He was apoplectic in his statements about Israel’s current standing; he berated American Secretary of State John [Read more]
Considering the unstable conditions in East Asia, a voice that can make an appeal for Japan, not only to President Obama, but also in the field of U.S. public opinion is quite valuable.
Indeed, one problem with the Obama administration’s Asia policy has been that it has been highly personality-dependent and appears - at least to many in the region - to shift in emphasis every year or two, with the latest iteration being a tilt toward Beijing.