At 200 million copies sold, Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” (1859) is the best-selling novel of all time. The two cities were the cont…

In the world of diplomacy and statecraft, the tools of sanctions, such as embargos and punitive tariffs, are employed when a country can’t per…

In October 1621, 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans gathered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. After a harsh w…

The whole world has been riveted by the chilling sight of the young father and daughter, dead in the water, trying to cross into the United St…

The whole world has been riveted by the chilling sight of the young father and daughter, dead in the water, trying to cross into the United St…

President Ronald Reagan was fond of rallying the American public to pride in country by invoking the “city on a hill” motif originally uttered…

Evidently fed up with America’s “endless wars in the Middle East,” President Trump announced Dec. 20 he would pull out the 2,000 U.S. troops s…

With the midterm elections over, the big question is will the new Congress legislate for the nation or litigate against the president? If it i…

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In 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech of racial reconciliation for America. As the son of Lutheran…

As college students flood back into their classrooms, I am reminded of my senior seminar on “The Politics of the Future” that I taught in the …

Americans are still lucky to be living in a constitutional, democratic republic. The latter two words are held together by a written constitut…

The English philosopher John Donne wrote that “No man is an island entire of itself.” In this vein, the United States cannot be great again wi…

Having destroyed three Syrian chemical weapons sites with cruise missiles in mid-April, President Trump is receiving no end of advice as to wh…

As America descends into a tabloid culture of “breaking news,” the larger world might be on the brink of the historic denuclearization of the …

On Feb. 7-8, a pitched battle erupted along the Euphrates River in Syria. When it was over, dozens of Russian mercenaries were dead along with…

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Trump boasted that “America is a nation of builders,” and called on Congress to authorize…

At the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, held last October, President Xi Jinping (64) ensured his leadership for the next five years. Wit…

During this fall season, some professional football players in the NFL are protesting the persistence of racial injustice in the United States…

The recent 10-part PBS series on Vietnam by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick has reawakened the ghost of the war (1960-1975) that still haunts the ba…

The sad truth is that members of the two parties live in the same country, but inhabit different worlds.

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