July 3, 2013 |
President Obama, in a statement issued Wednesday night, said that only the people of Egypt can ultimately determine the future of the country, but that Washington is "deeply concerned" by the Egyptian military's decision to remove President Mohamed Morsi and suspend the Egyptian constitution. He urged the military to "move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government. " The full statement by President Obama: As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United...
June 28, 2013
Carlos Lozada's June 23 Outlook commentary, " Who is Latino? ," discussed an issue that's often ignored in The Post. Unfortunately, the article was damaging to our efforts to secure human rights for all. The article said, "Hispanics can be black, white or any other race. " Yes, but our majority ethnicity is Native American/indigenous/indios. That's where the brown comes from. Also, Spanish language and culture are not the criteria for being Latino. If so, Brazilians (who speak Portuguese)
June 26, 2013 |
Now he tells us! Buried deep inside " Balance ," his illuminating new book on the history of the decline of great powers, Glenn Hubbard, Mitt Romney's top economic adviser and the dean of Columbia Business School , says we need a third political party to shake things up and get the debate the country needs. I wish I could say Hubbard is a tortured soul driven by Romney's disappointing campaign to seek a better way. That would be a dramatic story, but it's not true. Hubbard is loyal to Romney and proud of many of the...
April 21, 2013 |
In the week since modest gun control died in the Senate , those of us who don't think guns make the country safer have been inclined to blame a few cowardly senators whose votes could have shifted the outcome. Unfortunately, the problem is bigger than that. Contrary to what then-Sen. Barack Obama told us in his inspiring breakout speech to the Democratic convention of 2004, there is a blue America and a red America. And the colors have been deepening over the decade since Obama spoke.
March 29, 2013 |
FOR MORE than a decade, Mexico's congress was mired in three-way gridlock, making passage of desperately needed fiscal, economic and social reforms almost impossible. Now, under new president Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexicans are proving that political grand bargains can happen — and that democracies can tackle their toughest problems. In a matter of months, their legislators have approved groundbreaking shake-ups of labor law and education, stripping unions of their corrupt control over teaching positions and making it easier for...
March 24, 2013 |
Mr. Smith went to Washington. Now, Carlo Sibilia has come to Rome. The 27-year-old elevator salesman without a single day of experience in political office arrived in the Italian capital this month with 162 other freshman legislators from the Five Star Movement — a Web-based force whose success in recent elections has the newcomers suddenly bidding arrivederci to politics as usual in Italy. For 60 million Italians and political junkies of every stripe, the triumphs of a movement encompassing...