In his book Democracy in America, French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville points out that religion and freedom, though sometimes opposing, are wonderfully linked in America. The descriptions of America in this classic masterpiece date back to the first half of the 19th century, but those words still fit [Read more]
Obama stated firmly “. . . as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act.” At the Czech capital, Prague, he appealed for the establishment of peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons.
Let us consider this a ground-breaking speech. It is [Read more]
President Obama marked his global diplomatic debut in the G-20 economic summit. He, who has worked toward recovering the cold relations with his European counterparts from the Bush era, has also strived to avoid cracks over monetary regulations and stimulus spending by industrialized nations. He seemed to succeed in [Read more]
it is crucial for the U.S. to initiate a long-term plan to give aid to those who are vulnerable and to operate under the assumption that this recession will last a lot longer.
The anniversary of the Iraq war has come around again. It was not a long-awaited clash between countries with similar military might, but a war where an unprecedented military power invaded a Middle Eastern dictatorship that had only bluffed about its own power. On the morning of March 20, 2003 (Japanese standard [Read more]
I am seeing two Americas. The gap between Democratic and Republican seems to have widened since Election Day. Their conflict over the role to be played by the government is rooted in the differences between conservative and liberal ideologies.
Last week, after President Obama’s speech to Congress, Louisiana [Read more]