The World This Week: Obama Rejects Politics Based on Race or Religion

January 17, 2016

During a week of economic turmoil and terrorist attacks, President Obama appealed to his countrymen to behave with more maturity and inclusiveness. The son of a Kenyan Muslim who occupies the White House gave a stirring State of the Union address on January 12. President Barack Obama recognized...

Obama to GOP: More Iran Sanctions Lead to War

January 21, 2015

Juan Cole provides an overview of eight key talking points from President Obama’s State of the Union speech. US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address slighted foreign policy in favor of touting domestic progress and proposing new domestic initiatives. But there were some...

Here’s What Republicans Have to Say About Obama

January 21, 2015

What do Republicans think of President Obama? US President Barack Obama, in his second and final term in office, addressed Congress in the annual State of the Union on January 20. With a Republican-controlled Congress, the president faces opposition on issues ranging from economic policies to...