Burning the Quran Is No Childish Game

Pastor Terry Jones burned a Quran last week. Hate masquerading as political protest is still hate, which is why Jones must be repudiated so he realizes that his actions are not only offensive, but also dangerous and careless—especially when we have troops stationed in Muslim countries.

Do Cable TV Wars Cause Real Wars?

Do ratings wars drive us toward actual wars? If covering Libya weren’t “good” for ratings, would we have seen the pictures of death, destruction and brutality for the past month to the extent we have? And if we hadn’t seen those stories, would we be enforcing a no-fly zone right now? I believe there’s a risk that cable news can fuel the fire and “sell” us on a course of action. Too much coverage carries with it the risk of creating a false sense of importance or urgency. So what’s the solution?

Why South of the Border Matters North of the Border

Latin America is used to being short-shrifted by U.S. presidents. And despite problems at home and abroad, President Obama was right about going to Latin America at this time. It sends an important message about the importance of this vital region of the world, and helps to cultivate a stronger relationship with a burgeoning power in the global economy.