Often when we hear political debate between Liberals and Conservatives, the descriptions of whatever candidate, policy, or law in question are so far apart one has to wonder if the two sides are actually talking about the same thing…How exactly can two sides look at the same situation and come away with such completely opposite assessments?
After months of threats, ultimatums, and heated rhetoric from all sides, the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) is poised to ask the United Nations to unilaterally recognize Palestine as a member of the community of nations.
I completely reject the assertion that our generation doesn’t want to do the hard work necessary to get ahead. I am sure all of us could furnish a dozen anecdotes that would contradict his picture of us as lazy and willing to live off of our parents.
Earlier this week, a human rights group disclosed that over four hundred citizens of an autocratic country had been killed in government crackdowns.
After weeks of squabbling, Democrats and Republicans last week finally ended their absurd game of chicken over the federal budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.
The bomb that exploded this past week in Jerusalem went off a scarce two miles from the youth hostel where I stayed during the second week of spring break.
A week ago we saw the impossible. An autocratic regime toppled, not by foreign invasion, violent rebellion, or military coup, but by the peaceful demands of its citizens. The people of Egypt rose up and definitively withdrew all support for the waning legitimacy of their government.
President Obama stood before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night in the shadow of the attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and on the heels of one of the most acrimonious sessions of Congress in American history. These two events mark the ugly turn that our politics have taken.
When we look to our government in the twenty-first century, we ask for just one thing—after all of the ideological distinctions slide away—we ask for competence.
Few things are more venerated on an academic campus than debate. Debate is the lifeblood of a healthy academic establishment