President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly reflected some of the extraordinary shifts in global politics that have taken shape in the last six or eight weeks. - Article originally appeared on The Nation's blog.
Today we have the possibility to turn the threat of war around. There is renewed hope that the global community can make that turn now, today.
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An open statement by the Africa Advocacy Network is critical of the Obama Administration’s policy toward Africa and calls for a new approach to trade and investment, militarization, agriculture and land policy, and more in the region.
As President Obama plans trip to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa, a press conference at the National Press Club will give voice to those calling for change in his Africa policy.
Focusing on the executive actions you can take without Congress is a great idea, Mr. President.
Four actions that Obama can take now, without Congress, to address climate change. Obama doesn't have to wait for Congress to act, and we don't have to wait for Obama, either.
This cheat sheet will come in handy in case he wants to get back in touch with his inner anti-war community organizer.
Obama knew that many people who voted for him in 2008 did so based on his commitment to end the war in Iraq, so highlighting that made perfect sense. But he was way wrong in claiming that the war in Iraq has made the United States "more respected around the world."
"The President followed his bold action in defying Congress to get his consumer protection bureau going by announcing a new military strategy that is timid in the extreme," said Pemberton.