The United States and Afghanistan have negotiated a security agreement that Karzai says the future government in Kabul must decide whether it will accept it or not. His regime has also been talking to the Taliban, trying to make peace with them.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani seeks better relations and talks with the United States. This is a positive development and ought to be pursued, but talks can also be used as a delay tactic and result in nothing.
The federal government will shut down in two weeks, and America could default, if the Administration and Congress, especially House Republicans, fail to agree on raising the debt ceiling and paying the country’s bills.
The minimum wage ought to be higher, but not under current antibusiness antilabor conditions!
Egypt is on the brink of civil war and the military must move quickly to establish national reconciliation among all Egyptians. Mohamed Morsi was democratically-elected as president by a majority of the people, and must be allowed to go free to begin the process… Continue Reading “Egyptians Need Stability and Representation”
President Obama should link corporate tax cuts to eliminating tax loopholes only, not other spending initiatives. His spending ideas are well-intended, but they should be debated separately.
After a three-year hiatus in Mideast talks, Secretary of State John Kerry invited Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to Washington, D.C. to set up a plan for future negotiations. While there’s plenty of hope, no breakthrough is expected anytime soon. First of all, such… Continue Reading “Goal of Two-State Solution Requires Diplomatic Boldness, Consistency”
The price of gasoline has reached $4 per gallon again in some U.S. cities, hurting consumers and businesses, especially those who are poor and middle class. High prices are containing the U.S. and world economy. Before the onset of the war in Iraq, oil… Continue Reading “High Gasoline Prices Keep Lid on Consumer Spending, Recovery”