U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of … Read the rest
More than a third (35%) of Americans now say they are worried “a great deal” about race relations in the U.S. — which is higher than at any time since Gallup first asked the question in 2001. The percentage who … Read the rest
President Obama said that he “personally would not disagree” with some of Cuban President Raul Castro’s criticisms of America:
“President Castro, I think, has pointed out that in his view making sure that everybody is getting a decent education or … Read the rest
New Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland praised his Jewish grandparents, who he said fled to the US from anti-Semitism in Russia, for putting him in position to be nominated.
Garland was also a longtime prosecutor who helped the Justice Department … Read the rest
In the West, crying and dying is framed as … winning.
Or so an Extra-Terrestrial from Deep Space would conclude, should he look down upon the landmasses that make up The West.
From his worldly perspective, ET will observe that … Read the rest
Donald Trump on Tuesday said the Secret Service should be giving him protection.
The Republican presidential front-runner pointed out that he has attracted larger crowds than Barack Obama did eight years ago as a candidate but the Illinois senator had … Read the rest
The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach in search of an “unrealistic utopia.”
A final Department of Housing and Urban Development … Read the rest
I was nine years old and knew nothing about boxing, but my eye was caught by a newspaper picture of the victorious Patterson standing over Johansson, out cold on the canvas.
I read the article and asked my father if … Read the rest
The tweets came fast and cynical: “That’s so science!” “I saw those white lab coats on the men behind [Obama], which pretty much convinced me.” “Another day, another POTUS presser on Ebola. If you missed it, here’s the summary: ‘White … Read the rest
The marketplace brings plenty; the state does the opposite. Yet not a day goes by when consumers, ignorant of the forces that feed, clothe, cure, employ, entertain them and innovate for them, don’t demand that those who’ve done nothing of … Read the rest
The White House intended to remain silent about its plans for immigration. Revealing a scheme to open the floodgates of amnesty would be disastrous on the eve of the critical midterm elections. But this is the gang that can’t shoot … Read the rest
Obama’s new wars in Iraq and Syria are totally immoral as well as illegal under US and international law, RPI Chairman Ron Paul told RT’s Abby Martin in September. The idea that US force will solve the problem is also … Read the rest
There was a great cry throughout the land. Non-stop propaganda from a monolithic media-military- congressional complex had convinced a petrified people of the need for a military offensive in Iraq and Syria, in pursuit of a pack of wild dogs: … Read the rest
“ISIL” is how President Barack Obama refers to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He pronounces it as one would the last syllable in “Moishel,” giving it the ring of a Yiddish diminutive. Yiddish adds an “-l or … Read the rest