Jamal Khashoggi’s Final Words Should Carry Far Beyond The Arab World

Jamal Khashoggi’s final column includes a message that should resonate far beyond the Arab world it was addressed to.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect In Canada

Marijuana is now legal in Canada, and many people are watching the country to see how it adjusts to this change.

Donald Trump The Saudi Apologist

President Trump is serving as a knowing apologist for a despotic regime.

Saudi Arabia Cooking Up Impossible To Believe Defense In Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia is reportedly developing an explanation for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi that defies credulity.

Faced With Evil, Trump Is A Coward And A Disgrace

Donald Trump is a coward and an apologist for evil around the world.

In The Khashoggi Crisis, Trump’s Greed And Moral Cowardice Are On Full Display

President Trump is choosing money and moral cowardice over human life in his response to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

American Green Berets Assisting Saudi War On Yemen

American involvement in the genocidal Saudi war on Yemen is getting more complicated. This is a bad idea.

Jamal Khashoggi Was Murdered At Saudi Consulate, Turkish Officials Conclude

The evidence that Saudi Arabia murdered Washington Post columnist and American Permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi appears to be incontrovertible.

Nikki Haley Resigning as UN Ambassador

BREAKING NEWS from multiple major news outlets.

Taylor Swift Refuses to Shut Up and Sing

Should celebrities use their influence in partisan politics?

Saudi Dissident Jamal Khashoggi Feared Dead After Disappearance

Last Tuesday, Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document he needed. He hasn’t been seen since.

Former President Carter Warns His Party Against Drifting To The Left

Former President Jimmy Carter is warning his party against drifting too far left as we head into the midterms and, beyond that, the 2020 campaign cycle.

India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Colonial Era Anti-Gay Law

A significant advance for LGBT rights in the world’s most populous democracy.

Myanmar Sentences Reporters To Prison For Reporting On Rohingya Muslims

The military regime in Myanmar has sentenced two reporters to prison for reporting on the repression of the Rohingya Muslims.

It’s Time For The U.S. To Stop Supporting The War On Yemen

Through our so-called allies in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the United States is helping to destroy Yemen. It’s time for our support for that war to come to an end.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Targeted In Apparent Assassination Attempt

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro survived an apparent, albeit amateurish, assassination attempt yesterday in what could be a sign of underlying instability in Venezuela.

Revisiting Obama’s “Apology Tour”

In trying to assess the Helsinki press conference, a blast from the past deserves a second look.

Trump Hearts Autocrats

For example, Turkey’s Erdogan.

Considering a World without Roe

Some considerations on the politics of Roe v. Wade.

Trump Once Again Reveals His Horrible Foreign Policy Instincts

Donald Trump had to be talked down from considering military intervention in Venezuela.

Enlightenment Ideals and the Immigration Crisis

Today is a great day to reflect on the Enlightenment ideals that fueled a Declaration.

US Withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Another unilateral withdrawal from an international institution.

This Moment in Time

The Trump administration’s approach to immigrant children is a serious test of our national morality.

Trump Continues His Obsequious Praise For A Bloody Dictator

Donald Trump said he wishes people would ‘sit up and pay attention’ to him the way they do in North Korea when Kim Jong Un speaks.

Trump Arouses Controversy By Returning Salute Of North Korean General

President Trump is at the center of controversy again after video emerged of him returning the salute of a North Korean General.

Trump Praises Kim Jong Un, Dismisses Concerns About Human Rights Abuses

President Trump continues to dismiss concerns about Kim Jong Un’s brutality, and to lavish praise on a man who has a considerable amount of blood on his hands.

Trump And Kim Meet For What Amounts To Mostly A Photo Opportunity

The Singapore Summit meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un was about as substance-less as most analysts anticipated it would be.

The Cynical Truth Behind Trump’s Attacks On The News Media

The President’s constant attacks on the news media are meant for a single purpose, to undermine even accurate reporting about wrongdoing in his Administration.

Immigration Outrages Preceded but Exacerbated by Trump

An inordinate amount of cruelty is being perpetrated in the name of border security. It’s only partly the fault of the current President.

Juxtaposing US Policy Towards Iran and Korea

The President and the Secretary of State had some oddly contradictory statements this week.

Senate Committee Releases Documents Related To Trump Tower Russia Meeting

The Senate Judiciary Committee has released a treasure trove of documents related to the June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer, and they raise far more questions than they answer.

U.S. Opens Embassy In Jerusalem Amid Massive Deadly Protests In Gaza

Celebrations and a deadly day in the Middle East.

Return to the Axis of Evil: The Legend of Curly’s Gold

Does the administration know what it is doing?

Three Americans Held In North Korea Released

Some good news from North Korea.

We’ve Lost Count of the Dead in Syria

Even the United Nations has given up trying to maintain an accurate estimate.

Someone Retaliated Against Syria for Latest Chemical Attack

A response to one of the most deadly chemical attacks in the Syrian civil war has come, probably from Israel. What’s next?

Noor Salman Was Acquitted in the Orlando Massacre; She Wasn’t Innocent

The FBI committed gross malfeasance in building a case against the widow of Omar Mateen. She nonetheless bears significant blame for 53 deaths.

“Caravan” Of Immigrants To Largely End Its Journey Through Mexico

The “caravan” of immigrants that sent the President off the deep end on immigration issues is basically coming to an end.

YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam Was Crazy

The woman who wounded three people at the video company before killing herself posted insane rants all over social media.

Central American Migrant Caravan Headed This Way

More than 1200 refugees, mostly from Honduras, are trying to come to the United States. What should we do about it?

Andrew Cuomo’s Celebrity Challenger Not Going Over Well With Voters

As suspected, Cynthia Nixon is not shaping up to be much of a challenge for Andrew Cuomo.

Census to Ask Citizenship Question for First Time in Seven Decades

Critics warn this move would lead to a drastic undercount of Hispanic voters, impacting Congressional districting, federal programs, and more.

Nick Kristof and the Perils of Parachute Journalism

A well-meaning journalist brushes off critiques by experts in the field. He owes it to his readers to keep learning.

US Imposes New Sanctions on Russia for 2016 Election Interference

The Treasury Department has designated five entities and 19 individuals tied to the Russian government for cyber espionage.

Trump’s Pick For New C.I.A. Director Has a Troubling Record On Torture

By all accounts, Gina Haspel is exceedingly well qualified to be the next C.I.A. Director, but she has a troubling past that the Senate will need to at least force her to answer questions about.

Former Secretary Of Nobel Committee Says Obama’s Peace Prize Was A Mistake

Nine years later, at least one member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee is admitting what seemed at the time a rather obvious fact.

What’s The Next Step On The Korean Peninsula?

With the Winter Olympics over, the next step on the Korean Peninsula is utterly unclear.

Xi Jinping Solidifies His Hold On Power In China

China’s Xi Jinping solidified his hold on power well into the next decade over the weekend.

Anti-Taiwanese Discrimination in Australia

A mass wave of mainland Chinese immigration to Australia has led to discrimination against Taiwanese expats there.

Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea, But They’re Unlikely To Accomplish Much

President Trump has announced a new round of sanctions against North Korea, but they are unlikely to work given the unrealistic nature of the Administration’s current policy toward North Korea.