Cartoons

Obama's NSA reform another shell game

Obama's NSA reform another shell game

By Luo Jie 31/03/2014 16:40

President Obama last week stated his attention to recommend to Congress some small modifications in the NSA's current modus operandi re: metadata collection. It has received a warm reception from those critical of present practices. There are slim grounds, though, for high expectations. Indeed, if acted upon by Congress, they likely will have little practical effect on the Agency's access to, and use of electronic communications. Here's why.

Read more
Obama Has No Russia Policy

Obama Has No Russia Policy

By Elkin 31/03/2014 16:27

The U.S. is at loss for a sound response to Russia's resurgence in Eurasia. Moscow's Crimea intervention revealed that the U.S. has no Russia policy. Washington did not anticipate the intervention, did not expect the subsequent annexation of Crimea, and did not offer a coherent response. As with Syria earlier, the White House issued some tough warnings and then failed to deliver on them.

Read more
The fallacy of Chris Christie’s defense

The fallacy of Chris Christie’s defense

By Matt Wuerker 31/03/2014 16:23

Chris Christie knew nothing about orders from his office to close entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge to exact political retribution, a charge that if not true could end his chances for the presidency and perhaps his time in Trenton as well.

Read more
Dems missing mark with swing voters

Dems missing mark with swing voters

By Monte Wolverton 31/03/2014 16:19

A new political advocacy group has teamed up with former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to argue that the economic inequality agenda of Senate Democrats is a loser with swing voters.

Read more
Erdogan slams Gulen, supporters

Erdogan slams Gulen, supporters

By Stephane Peray 30/03/2014 18:48

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his supporters amid recent online leaks that have exposed major corruption.

Read more
Why Russians Long for the Soviet Union

Why Russians Long for the Soviet Union

By Vboqorad 30/03/2014 18:46

If you read Russian news and follow Internet debates, you'd think that Russia was on the verge of civil war if you didn't know better. Like in other civil wars, the front line runs between colleagues, friends and even family members. The division is over the annexation of Crimea and attitudes toward Ukraine.

Read more
Chris Christie: TV-Friendly Narrative Shifter

Chris Christie: TV-Friendly Narrative Shifter

By Mike Smith 30/03/2014 18:37

At the start of March, as it continued to plow through the associations of Gov. Chris Christie, the New York Times reported on how Port Authority Chairman David Samson's firm had been enriched in the years since Samson took the job.

Read more
The Insiders: Is Obamacare working?

The Insiders: Is Obamacare working?

By Gary McCoy 30/03/2014 18:29

As we inch toward the March 31 enrollment “deadline,” I think it is fair to ask, “Is Obamacare working?” And by working, I mean both politically for the Democrats and substantively for the country.

Read more
Fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer

Fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer

By Bob Gorrell 30/03/2014 18:10

Michael Robertson learned to time meeting questions between chemo doses being delivered under his suit and tie. The White House aide has become a symbol of determination to carry out the law.

Read more
Obamacare hits milestone, but detours ahead for health law

Obamacare hits milestone, but detours ahead for health law

By Randy Bish 30/03/2014 18:09

President Barack Obama's embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million people in private health insurance.

Read more