A new financial player has emerged on the international finance scene. Known as Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), these state-controlled investment vehicles, fueled largely by record oil profits, are having a big impact on the U.S. economy and beyond. To help our nation respond to these new actors in international finance, […]
At first it seemed like a few random cases of lassitude among Mary Chapin Carpenter devotees in Berkeley, Cambridge and Chapel Hill. But then psychotherapists began to realize patients across the country were complaining of the same distress. They were experiencing the first hints of what’s bound to be a […]
In the waning hours before August recess, Congress passed a change to the law governing the Bush Administration’s wiretapping program. This move, which I opposed, came only after the President chose politics over policy, negating a carefully negotiated deal between Republicans and Democrats in exchange for an overreaching, highly controversial […]
Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. The debt owed them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of our military families are freedom’s foundation.
October has already been the third most deadly month for American troops in Iraq. Since the invasion, 2,814 brave soldiers have lost their lives. Sectarian violence between warring Iraqi factions is spilling out from urban centers into more rural communities. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire because there is […]