Three cheers for House Speaker John Boehner, who had a very good week. He has declared his independence from the Tea Party and others who are the most radical wing of any major political party in more than a century.
Please let me know if there was a stranger week in 2013.
Pope Francis has called on leaders and politicians around the world to care for the poor, feed the hungry, help the needy, and reform economic and financial systems whose injustices, the pope correctly says, kill people.
There will be hidden serendipity for Israel. Israel now rises away from being an American friend and goes alone. It was always Israel’s destiny to do so since Jews began to move from Spain and Europe homeward to Israel 500 years ago.
This was a critical week in the Speakership of John Boehner (R-Ohio). It was as good for his Speakership as his capitulation to the right before the government shutdown was harmful.
Exposing once again Congress's inability to function as one of the three pillars of government, the budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) solves no pressing national problems.
Congratulations to Pope Francis for being named Person of the Year by Time magazine, as proposed by yours truly recently.
Suppose they had a war and Rand Paul didn’t come. It could see the day in the rising tensions in China.
Awash from the recent wave of reminiscences about the life and death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, surrounding the 50th anniversary of his death, this perspective emerges to one who was part of the New Frontier.
What is China up to? It has declared dominance over the tiny symbolic islands in the East China Sea and challenged its neighbors and the U.S.