On his first visit to the region, Obama can either establish a genuine “good neighbor” policy or, more likely, build a bloc of moderate allies to offset Venezuela in the region and China in global power politics.
The administration constantly spoke of an “orderly transition,” unsure of how to support Egyptian demonstrators while not offending Mubarak. As Egypt’s example spreads throughout the region, Washington continues to watch history pass it by.
Is unrest in the Middle East forcing gas prices off the charts? Or could the oil panic have more to do with Wall Street speculators exploiting fear?
Ignorance is the real victor in the president’s decision to abandon the effort to bring the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attack to account in civilian court.
A most dastardly deed occurred last Friday when the Obama administration issued a 29-page policy statement totally abandoning the federal government’s time-honored role in helping Americans achieve the goal of homeownership.
Katrina vanden Heuvel on MSNBC Live with Cenk Uygur talks about Obama's 2011 budget.
President Obama, let Egypt be a primer on how to judge the power that can be wielded by mass protest. It might prepare you better for the next round of political upheavals.
The legendary organizer speaks on the “story of the self” and where Obama went wrong.
The American public will see the value of Obama's messages as Democrats and Republicans work out the details.
Was Obama’s appeal to US competitiveness just about beating the Chinese and Indians—or doing right by Americans?