Published September 26, 2011
There is good and bad news this week from the publicity-shy Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The good news is that thanks to King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz’s announcement on Sunday, Saudi women will be able to vote in municipal elections four years from now and even become full, voting members of the “Shura” Council that advises the king. The bad news is that unless women are given the right to drive, they will have to ask their fathers, husbands, brothers, or sons to take them to the polls.
Published September 10, 2011
The New York Police Department says that its program to protect the city against a terrorist strike by asking people who “see something” to “say something” is helping to protect the city against a specific, but unconfirmed terrorist threat against NYC and Washington.
Published September 06, 2011
Ten years after the terror attacks, the city is safer, thanks to the NYPD—but the threat remains.
Published August 18, 2011
A key test of the impact of Obama’s declaration that Syria's president must go is likely to come on Friday: Will Syrians continue risking life and limb by pouring out in the streets to demand Assad’s ouster?
Published August 08, 2011
Americans were looking for a leader on Monday in the aftermath of the S&P downgrade, and what we got was the professor role from President Obama -- again.
Published June 27, 2011
Actions against Libya's Col. Muammar Qaddafi are a nod to justice at a terrible time. The ICC's decision to issue arrest warrants mean that the court is likely to ensure that Qaddafi will not be stepping down and seeking exile in a foreign land any time soon.
Published June 24, 2011
The time had come. The president had to decide how quickly to implement his pledge on Afghanistan.
Published May 30, 2011
Before I join the rest of the villagers of Sag Harbor who line Main Street for our annual Memorial Day parade, I shall visit Oakland Ceremony to thank Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter for his service. He was just 19 when he was killed in Ramadi, Iraq
Published May 25, 2011
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets the last word in a speech to a Joint Meeting of Congress. Where does that leave President Obama?
Published May 20, 2011
President Obama's discussion Thursday of the Arab-Israeli conflict – not the core of his remarks any more than it is the heart of the instability dogging the region – managed to infuriate almost everyone.