In the 2012 presidential election, the biggest foreign policy issue was the killing of the US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in September of that year–an incident known by its location: Benghazi. Now, as we gear up for the 2016 presidential race, it looks like the biggest internationalRead more
President Barack Obama and his French counterpart will meet at the White House Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State. Joy Cardin’s guest foreign policy expert looks at America’s role in the battle, including Obama’s refusal to deploy ground troops, as well asRead more
Strategy is an act of imagination. That is the fundamental insight from Carl von Clausewitz, the nineteenth-century Prussian theorist who in his classic book, On War, wrote: “ … if the whole is to be vividly present to the mind, imprinted like a picture, like a map, upon the brain, withoutRead more
Four robberies with nine victims in less than a month. These circumstances led a juvenile court judge to decide a 16-year-old Killeen teen would face trial as an adult. Malik R. Boone is accused of nine counts of aggravated robbery stemming from the four incidents, which beganRead more
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Michele Deitch, an expert on prison reform and juvenile justice and an award-winning teacher at the University of Texas, addresses the problem of youth who are prosecuted in the adult criminal justiceRead more
Recalcitrant red states have done little — or nothing — to promote Obamacare. Yet their residents are getting health coverage by the millions.
Across the country, efforts to resist or undermine the law persist. Calls for repeal haven’t died down. Most of the states with Republicans inRead more