The health care reform the U.S. House of Representatives hurriedly approved constitutes a historic triumph for President Barack Obama, who has gambled his political future on realizing that which six of his predecessors, from Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, have not. Despite the fact that his popularity will be [Read more]
Does Obama think he has secured the Latino vote? If so, the U.S. president could be in for a rude awakening in 2012. Because the current president has failed to move an inch on immigration reform, distress among the community is soaring.
On one hand, immigration reform, one of the pillars of his agenda, is completely [Read more]
Washington should know that the primary threat to peace isn’t the issue of the Jewish settlements, but rather the determination of Iran in its plans to build up its supply of nuclear arms.
During the last few months I have noticed a notable drop in support — both inside and outside the United States — for the presidency of Barack Obama. Memories are short. People forget that Obama inherited more problems than he created. In foreign policy, the Bush-Cheney administration established a set of [Read more]
The possibilities for any agreements on these forums are minimal if the United States and Russia do not lead by example before requesting others to make new commitments ...
... we are seeing a reform that is watered down, that has divided the country, that will be denounced by at least 11 states and that does not have the support of the majority of its citizens.
The settlements were never the problem in getting the Palestinians to negotiate. Nor were they the reason for Arafat refusing to sign a peace agreement or for impeding the Oslo accords, the “road map” or any of his other promises.
The United States has been too occupied with wars far from home in the last 10 years to notice that there is one growing at the doors of its own house. The assassination of two American citizens and one Mexican on the streets of Ciudad Juárez a week ago has been the trigger that has woken the neighbor to the north out [Read more]
Obama and the E.U. are visibly showing signs of their old disputes and differences that remind us of Europe’s fragility. With an East Coast style of arrogance, Obama unexpectedly slammed the E.U.-U.S. summit’s door — which Spain hoped to preside over at Madrid — remarking how badly Washington stands the [Read more]
Netanyahu is a credible leader for many Arabs, while Obama has lost much of his credibility.