Private jets strain the air transport system, and they impose costs on taxpayers and other travelers because they don't pay their fair share.
Many Democrats and Republicans oppose the accord because of fears that Russia is providing Iran with nuclear and military assistance. There are also bipartisan concerns about its potential nonproliferation problems.
Congress inserts itself into Lebanon's civil strife with a strongly worded resolutionCongress inserts itself into Lebanon's civil strife with a strongly worded resolution.
The former White House press secretary is right: mainstream journalists were "deferential, complicit enablers" in the lead up to the Iraq War. But Congress surrendered its voice and failed to question the intelligence.
UFPJ Talking Points #58: The U.S. is losing but the winners are unclear.
In our special Memorial Day edition, World Beat is publishing an obituary for Diplomacy, which died prematurely last week after an extended illness.
Congress should stop blaming the Iraqi government for our economic woes.
Ironically, the question of whether U.S. bases being built in Iraq should be, or clearly already are, permanent, is more of a U.S. domestic controversy than an issue between the United States and Iraq.
"Free trade," a key issue in the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, is behind some of the most contentious political debates of our times.
UFPJ Talking Points #57: Petraeus-Crocker hearings target Iran, justify the "surge," and defend permanent occupation.