Undoubtedly, reaching this deal will be in the interest of all countries in d region, global peace & progress & in line w/ win-win approach
This is not a historic agreement, it's a historic mistake. Lifting the pressure, this "first step", might be the last step. 1/5
Here is the full text of the Iran deal:
It was an extraordinary night here in Geneva--but not celebratory at all. A muted end to negotiations, a deal still fraught with risk.
Mark Burstein officially begins his tenure today as Lawrence's 16th president.
An official congratulations to Mark Burstein, Lawrence University's 16th president!
Crude. But one-dimensional. Boston fans do douche in so many ways, it hurts.
Twitter makes me want to root for the Cards. And I'm a Cubs fan. But Boston definitely way out-douches St. Louis here. Attn:
Some Obamacare insiders are panicking at the profound problems in the rollout. Excellent reporting by Yuval Levin:
100%. “: My argument why Hall & Oates 100% belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ”
Gospel: Jesus lambastes religious types who say one thing and do another. If you preach compassion, be kind. If you preach love, try loving.
MUST READ: How al Qaeda took over the Syrian rebellion, through fighting prowess, cool music, and Facebook.
But on a significant percentage of trips, you'll get delays--often ruinous--at LGA.Adds up fast over a year. Trust me.
Obamacare website: "There’s so much wrong, you just don’t know what’s broken until you get a lot more of it fixed,”
Slavery is alive and well: Nearly 30 million children, women and men live as slaves around the world. 30 MILLION.
Just got back to the US from Syria. Take a minute; count your blessings.
53%--statistically unchanged since 9/29.
They're "getting eaten alive."“: My views re digital and the middle class ”
Ouch. New poll: 74%(!) of Americans disapprove of Republicans' handling budget crisis, 54% STRONGLY DISAPPROVE.
Truly sad. “: West Bank village inhabited for 3,000 years faces eviction ”
At Tea Party rally headlined by Cruz, a Confederate flag and a demand that Obama "put the Quran down...and come out with his hands up."
Extraordinary video: Two car bombs go off in Damascus, targeting Syrian TV--while they are live on the air.
Love this drawing. “: Congratulations inspectors on a job well done. ”
A few thoughts on my alma mater, , and our magical northern campus, Bjorklunden.
Imagine the dangers the Nobel-winning OPCW team face here in Damascus. Every day, they ride through a war zone to "super-toxic facilities."
Just spoke with the Nobel-winning OPCW inspectors here in Damascus. A close-knit team, they call themselves "The Chemical Brothers."
No champagne tonight for Nobel-winning chemical weapons inspectors here in Damascus. "We'll celebrate when our mission is complete."
On the front lines of the battle for Damascus--a blasted no-man's land where every street is a sniper's alley.
. Thanks! The incomparable Alice Munro has joined Twitter as .
The great , who just joined Twitter. : If you could nominate anyone for the Nobel Prize in Literature, who would it be?
At the funeral of a Christian man killed in mortar attack in Damascus,his son told me: "There is no place for Christians in Syria anymore."
At a checkpoint in Damascus, a soldier gives us the third degree,asks where I was born. "Chicago." Big smile. "Michael Jordan!" And we pass.
People here in Damascus have grown expert at instantly identifying whether an explosion is "incoming" or "outgoing" or a car bomb.
Syrian officials tell me the government has made "an irrevocable decision" to destroy weapons--and so far, UN says, they are following thru.
I'm in Damascus: UN inspectors have begun destroying chemical weapons, even as mortars fall downtown and the government shells the suburbs.
An Arab friend here in Beirut: "We used to look to America as a model, to see how to solve our problems. Now we see you're just like us."
Are your Congress members taking a paycheck during the ? Tweet your zip code with hashtag to find out!
Follow for the latest information on the U.S. Capitol shooting tonight:
Sean Duffy foregoing his. As a sometimes wise man said, Congress should not be the most lucrative job of your lifetime
I'm a cong staffer and even that made me go 'wow'... and we're working for free.
Wow. Just wow. : Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC): "The thing of it is, I need my paycheck. That is the bottom line."
After making initial ID of suspect, police trying to confirm suspect is 34yo woman from Stamford, CT, w/history of mental health issues.
reports: Police have found no note or anything else pointing to motive. Vehicle was leased with out-of-state tags.
reports: 1. Suspect, a woman, dead on scene. 2. Child found in suspect's car. 3. No weapon found. 4. No ID found. 5. Out-of-state tags.
: Source says female suspect reported dead on scene at U.S. Capitol.
"We heard pops that sounded like shots," Senator Bob Casey tells .
The posturing, fake outrage, sham maneuvers, high dudgeon and charlatanism in this shutdown is unworthy of the US Congress. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
How long has the notion that no bill should pass the House without a majority of the majority party supporting it been, in effect, the law?
Boehner now demands an end to health care subsidies for Congress that he secretly fought for, leaked emails show.
Totally agree. The question for voters is--do they like this approach to policymaking by the GOP? I dunno how they'll answer
It's not the legitimacy of House actions--of course they're legitimate--but the prudence and statesmanship of them, no?
is in effect, but could "medical tourism" be the future of ? Find out tonight :
Breaking: U.S. government shuts down, first time in 17 years.
2. Governing by outrage and lurching from one artificial crisis to the next is unlikely to produce effective policy.
1. The argument against the House GOP tactics is not that they are unlawful or unprecedented or un-American. It is that they are unwise.
New poll: 50% disapprove of Obama's handling of budget battle, 41% approve. For GOP: 63% disapprove 26% approve.
This morning on : talks exclusively to Iran’s foreign minister .
It's humorous. Click on the link.
Click on the link. It's humorous.
This is big: A raging battle today in a key Syrian city between al Qaeda the Free Syrian Army. AQ is winning.
Wow. The US Chamber of Commerce tells House Republicans what they are doing is wrong and dangerous:
The Fed had to delay the taper because Congress is insane.
Syrian Border town of Azaz in now under control of AlQaeda linked ISIS. Major major development.
A great and good man has died: Rik Warch, of , my alma mater. He gave us all his love for learning.
Obama on his critics: "I'm Less Concerned About Style Points." The interview with on
This is the best thing we ever published about 9/11:
It's a fact. Not about Obama. About US credibility and interests in the world. Presidents will deal with it for years to come.
Obama may be floundering, but he must deal at home and abroad with a brute fact:American credibility on claims of WMDs were wrecked in 2003.
Obama's trying to distance himself not just from Bush policy, but from Bush's constitutional understanding of the power of the presidency.
Great, eye-opening on-the-ground piece from about traveling checkpoint to checkpoint in Syria
Great read: It would take perhaps 10 years, cost billions, and require trained troops to destroy all of Syria's CW.
Well, we did win the Cold War. And revolutionized world trade. NATO's not bad. Ditto Camp David accords. Etc
. No question this is a farce. But Iraq is proving to have been a strategic error of the first order. Harmed US interests.
A thing of beauty and a joy forever. The Glove is in the HOF. Top 10 Alley Oops: Gary Payton to Shawn Kemp VIDEO
So, forgive me, but what's the headline? What did they say? Thank you.
8. When you are told by CIA not to expect any retaliation for a military strike, remember: The enemy always gets a vote.
7. Think before your Secretary of State speaks.
6. Don't promise John McCain you will "change the momentum on the battlefield." Anywhere.
5. Don't make plans for "unbelievably small" war at the same time you are blustering about "punishing" and "deterring" people.
4. Don't use the horrible instruments of war to make rhetorical points.
3. When you must draw red lines, make sure you come up with a variety of options to enforce them. Just in case.
2. Don't draw red lines willy nilly.
1. Don't repeatedly declare that a foreign leader "must go" without developing creative, operational policies to help make that happen,
As a political matter--not moral, strategic or military--US Syria policy has the stink of failure all over it. Farce, except farce is funny.
Big difference between being a senator--where there are few penalties for freelance bloviating--and being the nation's top diplomat.
Syria's response to Obama's speech: We Won.
I'll be reporting on from Beirut today with reaction from here. The bottom line from Syria, Hezbollah: We won. We made Obama back down.
Bush's imperial aggressions were like Hollywood action flicks. Obama's are like French existential films, with slow tempo and introspection
In Beirut--hearing that at Syrian military bases, SCUDS, tanks, launchers, even furniture--evacuated. So: What will US strike hit? Achieve?
One year after its premiere, I wrote about why "Gallery Girls" should never have been cancelled.
Please help ! Honda's launched a campaign to help digitize drive-in movies. Vote for The Cherry Bowl!
Summertime--and drive-in movies could disappear because of digital distribution. Honda wants to .
Some splendid DC sociology in the guise of a profile, from the increasingly essential
Ha! We'll see. Thanks, John.