Though this new law will partially reduce the NSA’s ability to collect this metadata, it will not significantly hinder the vast majority of the U.S. agency's large-scale surveillance activities.
Obama could certainly have done better, but it could be argued that he only changed what was possible in the current political context.
“Hello Iowa, I’m back!” After announcing her candidacy on Sunday, Hillary Clinton began the marathon that could lead to the U.S. presidency in 2016, in the very place where she lost all hope in 2008. Although she had a 20 percent lead in the polls, she was beaten in the Iowa state caucus, which traditionally [Read more]
The self-proclaimed Islamic State has only managed to come as far as it has thanks to the invasion of Iraq and the civil war in Syria.
Just 10 years ago, it went without saying for Republicans that they would win elections while defending anti-gay positions. The outcry raised by Indiana and its sneaky law on religious freedom is shutting down this automatic mechanism. It is evidence of the healthy divorce that has taken place between conservative law [Read more]
Rand Paul started the week by making his presidential bid official. Hillary Clinton should be tackling the next one by throwing herself into the White House race, too, according to several American media sources, including CNN. The former secretary of state will undoubtedly wish for a less chaotic start than that of [Read more]
Maybe the best way to put it is the more politically messed up America becomes, the better Ted Cruz's chances of election.
If by some miracle he is able to emerge clean out of the swamp, the White House could have a new (and much better) Republican president. If not, Mrs. Clinton might as well start preparing her inaugural speech.
As for Obama, the nickname “lame duck” increasingly seems to make sense. He is a president whose margin to maneuver is shrinking more and more within and outside the country.