Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s ascent to the national stage has been at once a long time coming—the chief executive of the country’s 68th-largest city received Time cover treatment four years ago—and unexpectedly accelerated since Senator Frank Lautenberg died earlier this month.
The German director Margarethe von Trotta has had such a long and fascinating career that, if there were justice in these matters—which idea is laughable—she would be treasured by more than who do so now. Beginning in 1975 she has made films that dealt with women, known and unknown, all of which were wonderfully persuasive.
The president has many options on Syria—though none is guaranteed to produce a good outcome.
The bombing of weapons in Syria has as much to do with Iran
How the bombing of weapons in Syria sends a message to Iran, too.
Thursday's speech may have singlehandedly repaired a rocky relationship
Barack Obama came to Jerusalem to win over the Israeli people, and with a single speech he did. It happened when he addressed an audience of several thousand young people in Jerusalem and delivered what may have been the most passionate Zionist speech ever given by an American president.
Advice to the president on his visit
If Obama presents a "yes we can" approach to peace, Israelis will tune him out.
A conversation with former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert about the two-state solution
A conversation with former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert about the two-state solution.
Why the window is closing on Middle-East peace
We're on the cusp of a generational shift that will make the dream of peace not just implausible but impossible.
The Middle East's storm clouds have a silver lining
The Middle East's storm clouds have a silver lining.
New evidence that Bush undermined a two-state solution
George W. Bush's started a secret war on Hamas. Is Obama continuing it?