The history of rape in conflict situations is truly horrendous. It is not new, but it is now being talked about and investigated and prosecuted.
His devotion to internal Republican Party politics has converted him into a suspect figure with declining popularity in his GOP-safe seat.
Think of the possibilities of the drone society. If you are short on your taxes, the Internal Revenue Service could send a drone to your door with a notice. If you miss a credit card payment, your bank could send a dunning letter to you, delivered by drone!
Rush Limbaugh should apologize to the pope, and Republicans should disown the talk show host for insulting Pope Francis.
The New York Times says China’s new incursions in the South China Sea have a familiar ring: “As in the Cold War, the immediate territorial dispute seems to be an excuse for a far larger question of who will exercise influence over a vast region.”
He has put helping the poor, social justice, common decency and challenging income inequality back where they belong: on the front pages and center stage in our national and global dialogue.
Chinese planners, if kung fu is any indication, still draw from two classics: Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and the great source of its inspiration, Lao Tzu’s The Tao de Ching. While American governance today is crippled by politics and consumed by marginal, ersatz and even occult thinking.
The UFCW charges that Wal-Mart workers aren’t paid enough, and if only they were able to take dues payments out of each worker’s paycheck, they could drive those wages upward.
I have a feeling President Obama will be thankful for many things this Thanksgiving, and he should be. Yet politically, Thanksgiving is likely to make things worse for him.