Sep 19, 2014

Alliance invites a hollow laugh

by William Pfaff

A U.S. senator has gone on record touting Syria and Iran as having, together, the means, ability and motivation to wipe out the Islamic State. But President Barack Obama and State Secretary John Kerry — as well as both parties in the U.S. Congress ...

U.S. foreign policy train wreck

Sep 12, 2014

U.S. foreign policy train wreck

by William Pfaff

If the cease-fire and negotiation terms Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has signed with the country's pro-Russian insurgents in the southeast of his country and their friends in Moscow hold, U.S. President Barack Obama should thank him for an invaluable gift of peace to Americans ...

Raise U.S. defense spending now

Sep 9, 2014

Raise U.S. defense spending now

by Robert Samuelson

The Obama White House and Congress are systematically reducing America's military power as if the Ukraine crisis, the expansion of the Islamic State's footprint and China's harassment of ships in disputed waters have not happened in the past year.

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

Sep 8, 2014

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to China will be an “important milestone” in relations, the top White House national security aide said Monday at a meeting with officials in Beijing. The trip by National Security Advisor Susan Rice comes at a turbulent time ...

How John Lennon, Yoko Ono affect U.S. immigration fight

Sep 5, 2014

How John Lennon, Yoko Ono affect U.S. immigration fight

The argument over President Barack Obama’s legal authority to defer deportations began 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. President Richard Nixon was seeking re-election and Lennon was in New York facing deportation from ...