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Syria Breakthrough: Russia and U.S. Announce Agreement September 14, 2013

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“In a stunning agreement that could lead to the end of the Syrian crisis, Russia and the U.S. announce a plan to eliminate Assad’s chemical arsenal. Christopher Dickey on how it would work. The diplomatic breakthrough in Geneva today is simply stunning.” View More

The Rise of the New New Left September 14, 2013

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“Bill de Blasio’s win in New York’s Democratic primary isn’t a local story. It’s part of a vast shift that could upend three decades of American political thinking. By Peter Beinart Maybe Bill de Blasio got lucky. Maybe he only won because he cut a sweet ad featuring his biracial son.” View More

Yes, Vladimir, America is exceptional September 12, 2013

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“As I read Vladimir Putin’s sanctimonious op-edabout U.S. policy in Syria, I imagined the Russian president sitting at the keyboard in a lovely pink negligee. You will recall that when a satirical painting of Putin in lingerie went on display last month in St.” View More

Samantha Power’s case for striking Syria September 10, 2013

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“U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power delivered the following speech at the Center for American Progress on Friday advocating for the Obama administration’s plan to launch limited off-shore strikes against Syria. The complete transcript, well worth reading in full, is below.” View More