As is often the case, I opened the Monday newspaper curious to find out how the weekend had gone at the movies. The headline read, "'Ghostbusters' Is No. 2 Behind 'Secret Life of Pets.'"
It's become commonplace to speak of the global war on terror as a "forever war." But perhaps the problem runs a great deal deeper. Perhaps we are no longer able to end any wars.
5 reasons peace in Syria (and elsewhere) is beyond our grasp
In order to address the regime's counterproductive measures leading to mass radicalization and instability, the international community must pressure President Sisi to immediately put an end to the ongoing human rights violations.
Those of us who have campaigned for a radical reduction of the U.S. military footprint overseas have spent so much time detailing our objections to the status quo that we don't have much time left over to consider what would happen if we succeed.
At the formal welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House, a very traditional template was transformed by the "Vicar of Christ," whose presence turned everyone's language to one reference after another to those Christ called "the least of these" in the 25th chapter of Matthew.
The massive militarization represented by billions of dollars of U.S. and European arms sales to Mexico as well as illegal gun trafficking is bad news for the many Mexicans devastated by the abuses of police and soldiers.