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Stress is Killing Americans

April is National Stress Awareness month. On April 2, Ivan Lopez killed four soldiers and wounded 16 others in Fort Hood, Texas. On April 9, Alex Hribal stabbed 22 people at…

Iran nuclear deal strengthens speculations that Rouhani wants peace

When politically-centrist Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran in June, spectators around the world questioned whether the country, which had long been a thorn in the United States’ side,…

After 30 years, U.S.-Iranian relationship thaws

Iran has historically been pictured in the media as the Big Bad Wolf on the other side of the earth, cooking up nuclear weapons so it can blow Israel’s house…

Syria decision a battleground for 2016

The vote whether or not to support the strike has not only become a question of America’s role in the Middle East, it’s also a battleground for potential 2016 candidates…

Could Texas fade to blue?

As Democrats come off a second-straight presidential victory, the party has a whopper of a prize in its sight: Texas.…

For all its triumphs, US continues to struggle in health

The United States continues to trail other first-world countries in terms of its citizens' health, according to a new study.…

QOTD: Obama announces gun control proposals

(QOTD, or “Quote of the Day,” is a new feature we’re trying out to diversify our content. Like it? Think it could be better? Think it’s the worst idea ever?…

Learn from Reagan to find middle ground on gun control

By Jessica Huseman @JessicaHuseman Gun control has always seemed like a pretty logical issue for me – and I grew up in a home that literally kept a shotgun propped…

GOP love affair with Israel not about convincing Jewish voters

All the talk on Israel isn't for Jewish voters — it's for Christian Evangelicals. …

The Careful and Planned Rise of George P. Bush

  By TJ Mayes The post-election conventional wisdom has gelled. The Republican Party is facing some demographic challenges. Exit polling indicates that millennial, Latino and women voters supported President Obama…

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