Ecuador’s Social Spending Increase Lifted Many Out of Poverty

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Brian McAfee: An important aspect of President Correa’s policies has been a noticeable and ongoing reduction in poverty.

Obama Is in Latin America, in Case You Missed It

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Mario Solis-Marich: The allure of the consistently dramatic developments in the Middle East has suckered the US media into believing the neocon view that our most important alliances lie across the sea.

Secretary Clinton — Leader or Figurehead?

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To be a reliable vicar, even for a president as cautious and deliberative as Barack Obama, she must still prove just how strong her backbone really is. She shouldn’t wait for the next crisis to do so. Now is the time to forge strong constituencies of her own at home and abroad, and to take those risks. At stake is not only her own reputation, but also that of her president and her country.

Health Care Reform Is Critically Important, But Getting Americans Back to Work Is More So

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If Obama and the Democrats lose one or both houses of Congress in the midterms, it will be because the president learned only the most superficial lesson of the Clinton years. Health-care reform is critically important. But when one out of six Americans is unemployed or underemployed, getting the nation back to work is more so.

Hillary Open to VP Spot

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My wife and I have supported Sen. Obama for president since before Super Tuesday. However, as we have said, we believe that Sen. Clinton would also make an effective and honorable chief executive, commander-in- chief, and head of state. And those judgments were blind to color and gender. The fact that our party has now [...]

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