As I See It

As I See It by Cynthia Tucker

September 13, 2014

Return of Troops to Iraq Is Genuine Failure of Leadership

You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of the Islamic State (also known as ISIL or ISIS) credit: They may be savages, but they know us well. They used well-produced, high-quality videos of their grisly murders of American journalists to provoke the United States into a bipartisan frenzy of retribution. ... continue

September 06, 2014

Louisiana Ruling Is Bump in the Road to Marriage Equality

In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in an aptly named case called Loving v. Virginia. The court struck down laws that banned interracial marriage so that Richard and Mildred Loving could live together as husband and wife without the harassment of Virginia authorities. It's hard to... continue

August 30, 2014

Voting Still Matters When It Comes to Political Clout

More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and political change -- a radical undertaking that can shake up social systems and correct inequities and injustices. If there is any good news in the... continue

August 23, 2014

Hillary Clinton's Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the presumed Democratic nominee for president in 2016. She has earned that status through two decades of hard work on the national stage -- as first lady, as a senator from New York, and, especially, as a loyal and energetic secretary of state in... continue

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