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Barack Obama: The reluctant black president

Barack Obama:  The reluctant black president

America, not for the first time, stands at a racial crossroads. The crisis of race and democracy unfolded before a global audience on Monday night as hundreds of demonstrators set…

Three misconceptions about the Middle East

Three misconceptions about the Middle East

The West’s understanding of the Middle East has often been laden with misconceptions—this has especially been the case in the years following the Arab Spring. Here are three assumptions about…

Big money flowing into small elections this year

Big money flowing into small elections this year

Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they’re cropping up in state and local…

Obama picks few campaigns this season

Obama picks few campaigns this season

Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week’s elections, in a…

Supreme Court still sidetracking gay marriage issue

Supreme Court still sidetracking gay marriage issue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The seven different cases pending…

What about the anti-jihadists?

What about the anti-jihadists?

As the UN Security Council tackles the entity claiming to be “Islamic State,” and President Barack Obama invokes global Muslim responsibility, many ask whether people of Muslim heritage do enough…

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help…

Is it possible to protect the President or White House?

Is it possible to protect the President or White House?

When an armed intruder jumped the fence and penetrated deep into the White House, it provided a field day for cartoonists and some members of the House of Representatives —…

Obama’s rock and a hard place with airstrikes

Obama’s rock and a hard place with airstrikes

The White House is in a difficult spot when it comes to Syria. Not only is the United States at war with Islamic State, one of President Bashar al-Assad’s foes,…

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of “crushing” the Tea Party during the primaries…

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