Maya Angelou and Judy Blume Are Wrong About Childhood Reading
October 22, 2013
This morning, over 120 children’s book authors and illustrators sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern for “our readers,” a.k.a. tots through tweens.
This morning, the Supreme Court announced that it will consider manufacturing industry trade groups and Republican-held state governments' case to repeal some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations.
Obama Should Just Give in to the Republicans
October 10, 2013
President Obama should give in. Yes, this mess is all the Republicans’ fault. Yes, it’s outrageous that they can hold the government hostage in order to reargue a law that’s been voted on, signed, enacted, and upheld by the Supreme Court.
Revealed: The Insiders Whose Kids Got White House Internships
September 24, 2013
America has an uneasy relationship with the idea of the unpaid internship. On the one hand, it’s a way for young people to get some experience and learn some things.
No, Washington, Syria is Actually Not All About You
September 06, 2013
In today’s paper, The Washington Post writes that President Obama has “staked the credibility of the United States—and his presidency—on his call for a military operation.” In the Wall Street Journal, Bill Galston warned more darkly of the consequenc
Play-by-Play: The Obama-Putin Handshake in Seven Photos
September 06, 2013
Both men start their handshake way too early. Nerves.
Today, President Obama finally addressed the main question that has gripped this town on Syria: will he or won't he?He will, as we knew he would.
Intervening in Syria is Stupid
August 29, 2013
The only real choice is between pushing for regime change and not getting involved. He should choose the second one
A Cop Out in the Shape of a Cruise Missile
August 27, 2013
The trouble with complexity in Syria
The 'Let's Not Even Try' Foreign Policy
August 26, 2013
The Syria choice will decide the tug-of-war between idealism and restraint in the Obama administration—and in the president's self-definition.