Why James Rosen Matters to All of Us

What source would ever share any information if he felt that the government had the right to look at the reporter’s notes, read his emails or spy on him?

Mental Health, Guns and Violence Go Together

If Democrats, Republicans and President Obama are really interested in more than merely arguing about gun control for a spell and then doing nothing (which is the norm after incidents like this one), they must act decisively and act now. But debating the availability of guns without also debating availability of mental healthcare and resources won’t get us far.

Mexico is An Opportunity Obama Needs To Appreciate

U.S.-México relations are at a stage that could result in inconceivable promise to the citizens of both nations. It’s up to President’s Obama and Peña Nieto to make this more than a high school homecoming scene, and to seize the significant opportunity before them.

Marco Rubio’s Memory Problem

Republican Senator Marco Rubio claims his parents fled Cuba, “after the Castro take-over.” It’s an inspiring American story—a son of political refugees becoming a US Senator. But that’s all it is—a story. It’s not reality.

Will Huntsman Become the Hunted?

Jon Huntsman—former Utah governor and President Obama’s ambassador to China—kicked off his presidential campaign with a pledge to remain civil. Unfortunately, I don’t think that the other candidates will let that happen.

You Were Wrong Senator Ensign, This Is Your Problem!

Senator Ensign slept with his best friend’s wife, and then got his friend a lobbying gig. I guess that’s one way to say I’m sorry. But Ensign then left his friend out to dry when charges of ethics violations began to swirl. Nearly two years later, Senator John Ensign has finally stopped blaming others and has resigned. It’s a pity that he was disconnected from reality for so long.

Politicians and Porn Don’t Mix

Congressman Anthony Weiner has been taking political contributions from pornographers. Should contributors get vetted by politicians, or is the financial temptation just too great to resist?

Senatorial Misstep: Giving Hate an Aura of Authenticity

Two state senators in Arizona read some dubious, racist accusations against Hispanics right into the Senate record as though they were fact. Unfortunately, these type of stereotypes and lies are all too familiar to those of us who are used to hearing attacks against Latinos veiled in disguise as part of a legitimate “debate” about our nation’s broken immigration system.

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.