Paper tiger? Putting Iran in perspective

One reason arguing for smart diplomatic engagement with Iran is challenging in this country is the excessive hyperventilating about the threat from Iran. I saw the epitome of this in a meeting [...]

NYTimes OpEd: "More Schools, Not Bombs" for Afghanistan

The New York Times ran an OpEd by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicolas Kristoff calling for more “more schools, not troops” for Afghanistan. We need a lot more like these, because [...]

Colin Powell endorses Obama

[youtube=] Colin Powell endorses Obama Oct. 19: Appearing on “Meet the Press,” former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell – who has been courted by both [...]