Barack Obama’s 949-word response Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality.
For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of political norms, legislative and constitutional.
“Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them
In re the (Washington) Redskins. Should the name be changed? I don’t like being lectured by sportscasters about ethnic sensitivity. Or advised by the president
The president of the United States takes to the airwaves to urgently persuade the nation to pause before doing something it has no desire to
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WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Qusair fell to the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Qusair is a strategic town that connects Damascus with Assad’s Alawite heartland