Obama to take Cuba off US terror list

Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama met during the Summit of the Americas last week
Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama met during the Summit of the Americas last week

President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House says.

The move comes amid a normalization of relations between the US and Cuba.
The Caribbean country’s presence on the list alongside Syria, Iran and Sudan was a sticking point for Cuba during talks to reopen embassies. Continue reading Obama to take Cuba off US terror list

Smart Girls vs. Bombs

 An Afghan girl at school in Parwan Province. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times
An Afghan girl at school in Parwan Province. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

LAST fall President Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign policy success: Yemen.

Oops. Yemen is now collapsing into civil war, with gains, so far, for both Al Qaeda and Iran.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney probably had places like Yemen on his mind when he described Obama a few days ago as “the worst president we’ve ever had” and —incredibly — hinted that Obama may be a traitor who is deliberately weakening our country through his foreign policies. Continue reading Smart Girls vs. Bombs