(This is the first of two columns on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recently announced new initiative for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project”) Almost 20 years ago, in September 1995, America’s first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, took the podium at the fourth annual United Nations Women’s more »
The first argument used against the legislation was ideological. Conservative opponents called it socialistic because it allowed government to force individual Americans to take money from their own funds to pay for the benefits of other Americans who are less well off and can’t afford to pay themselves.
As a supporter of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “ObamaCare”, I want the problems to be fixed and for the program to succeed. After all, we are the only Western democracy that does not provide some form of national health insurance or guaranteed access to healthcare to all citizens.
The typhoon that stuck the Philippines on Friday left at least 10,000 dead and tens of thousands homeless. The area around Tacloban, on the island of Leyte, was struck hardest. Relief efforts have been hampered by geography, decimated infrastructure and pillaging, with many victims stranded in rural areas far beyond the reach of immediate aid. more »
How many liberal pundits, bloggers and commentators have attacked first-term Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in personal terms of contempt and ridicule? Almost all. There can be little doubt that the GOP congressional strategy of holding up approval of the budget, causing a government shutdown, in return for repeal of ObamaCare was ill-founded. Forgive me, let more »
There’s a beautiful dual island paradise in the East Caribbean – the sovereign nation of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis – that offers more for citizens around the globe than beautiful scenery and pristine sea and beaches. Twin islands in the Caribbean 1,200 miles southeast of Miami, St. Kitts and Nevis offer a more »
Polls show that most Americans will blame House Republicans — not President Obama or congressional Democrats — if Speaker John Boehner and his Tea Party-driven caucus continue to insist that the president either defund ObamaCare or shut down the federal government. However, before Democrats celebrate prematurely, they should recognize a potential trap that former more »
In my view, Barack Obama’s speech on Syria yesterday was the high point of his presidency. Ultimately it could cement his place in history the way President Kennedy’s courage and resolve during the Cuban missile crisis did for him. Public opinion was against Obama on a limited military strike to hold brutal murderer and dictator more »
There is something inherently depressing about politicians. While American drivers embrace Toyota, Japanese teens adorn themselves in Nike and Indonesian kids are inspired to learn Korean because of K-Pop, politicians retain a small town mind that closes the door on outsiders. Take, for example, the politician who got hot under the collar about some foreigner more »