The rumors were true! President Obama will nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. What does that mean for those of us who believe that a strong US relationship with the United Nations is a boon to American interests?
Tributes are pouring in for the late US Senator George McGovern, who died yesterday at the age of 90. McGovern represented South Dakota. Very early in his career, he adopted a global outlook to the kinds of agricultural issues that dominated his state's economy.
In his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, Mitt Romney talks about "a new approach for a new era". The principles of this new approach sounds very much like what has already been at work in US foreign aid policy in the past decade.
Also, American voters support funding for UN agencies, event though these agencies are threatened with funding cut offs. Candidates who engage in campaign season style UN bashing do so their own political peril.
There is a good chance that the name across from Barack Obama on the 2012 ballot for president will be the name of a person who does not believe in human-caused climate change. A rundown of each candidates stand on the environment and science.