George H.W. Bush
Superpowers Don't Get to Retire
May 26, 2014
What our tired country still owes the world.
It's official: Joe Biden is history's most powerful veep. Just like all the others.
When Barack Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, I assume that he knew what he was getting into. The debate over Hagel’s nomination won’t be about whether he is qualified to run the Pentagon and to negotiate budgets with Congress, but about Hagel’s views on Israel and Iran. Initially, some of Hagel’s critics charged that he was an anti-Semite. But these charges rightfully met with derision.