Michael Haas: In the United States today, a new constitution and a coup seem unlikely, but voters are energized enough about immobilism that they appear to want to “shake things up” by electing someone unconventional.
Michael Haas: Now, after the Paris massacre, Republican candidates are jumping on a bandwagon of opposition to receiving refugees from the Middle East.
Michael Haas: For many Americans, Mockingbird seemed to offer a portrayal of Clarence Darrow, who famously defended black men accused of murdering a white man in the Osseian Sweet trial of 1925.
Michael Haas: Ryu refused contributions from developers, and promised never to accept any money from developers while in office.
Michael Haas: If police forces throughout the country were to call upon the Honolulu Police Department for technical assistance, the situation in Ferguson might never have happened.
East China Sea Dispute — The UN General Assembly should immediately bring up the matter, which demands international attention now.
Michael Haas: The United States faces formidable challenges that cannot be met with old-fashioned rugged individualism.
Michael Haas: A larger implication of the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case is that anyone can become a vigilante, commit an unwitnessed crime with impunity, and never have to defend such actions personally in court.
Michael Haas: Americans, deliberately kept unaware of their perceptions by the media, now have an opportunity to break through the brainwashing by immersing themselves in The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Michael Haas: Washington refuses to connect the dots and continues to foment more anger among Muslims around the world, who in turn are aware of and eager to retaliate against such obvious American war crimes.
Michael Haas: Pundits pushed UN Ambassador Susan Rice for Secretary of State to the point of her withdrawal even before nomination. Now they are pushing for Senator John Kerry. Yet they have completely missed Bill Richardson, by far the best qualified Democrat for Secretary of State.
Michael Haas: Cambodia has become a virtual ally of China, with important strategic implications that Washington perilously ignores.
Muddled thinking characterizes a May 6 Wall Street Journal column by Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain about those confined in American-run prisons abroad. They reject Geneva Convention trial requirements and even military courts-martial, preferring to have Congress write new guidelines for their imprisonment and trials beyond those in the untested and possibly unconstitutional Military […]