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Iraq’s Kurds, their Right to Independence

Iraq’s Kurds, their Right to Independence

Consider the plight of an ethnic group seeking self-determination in the Middle East. Its leaders have renounced terrorism. Their militias fight alongside US soldiers. While their neighbors built weapons of mass destruction, they built a parliament, universities and...
Which Martin Luther King are We Celebrating Today?

Which Martin Luther King are We Celebrating Today?

Newburyport, Mass. — Every year on the third Monday of January, Americans of all races, backgrounds and ideologies celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is rightly lionized and sanctified by whites as well as blacks, by Republicans as well as Democrats. It...
Opinion: Lessons Trump Can Learn From Obama

Opinion: Lessons Trump Can Learn From Obama

As Donald Trump takes over as the 45th president of the United States, speculation is rife regarding what he might do with the power that history, via the American electorate, has put at his disposal. As a student of American politics since the 1960s I don’t recall...