As Pete Seeger sang, “Oh, when will they ever learn?”
HR 4490 would have VOA “promote” U.S. foreign policy, removing a critical firewall of independence from official interference that VOA has enjoyed since President Ford signed the VOA Charter into law.
Obama’s $3.7 billion funding request to Congress does not include enough funding for programs to address root causes.
There has been a clear and steady increase in instability and violence in the country since widespread pro-democracy protests erupted in 2011.
Previous presidents were armed with something President Obama doesn’t have: Trade Promotion Authority or TPA.
The Iranians have taken full advantage of the weakened U.S. posture over the past three years.
Every day, we know that people are facing discrimination and violence based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Though they are forbidden from voicing opposition to Hamas, most Gazans likely share Israeli sentiments that this round must be the last one.
Real peace requires the realization that neither side will get exactly what it wants and that conditions will never be perfect.
In the current Gaza crisis, the vast disparity of casualties, with at least 176 Palestinians killed, 70 percent of whom were civilians and half were women and children, while luckily no Israelis have been killed, provides perhaps the best indicator of who is paying the price.