The president knows US policy has been a failure. Here’s how he can make a breakthrough, in the little time he has left.
“Don't do stupid stuff”—his shorthand for avoiding unnecessary entanglements—actually has deep roots in US strategic thinking.
Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?
Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial.
On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”
Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.
The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat.
In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.
With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.