For the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has signed a flurry of executive orders with virtually no involvement from his Cabinet, Congress or federal agencies. Former ambassador and White House official Stuart Eizenstat says Trump's breakneck pace could backfire.
Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump made big promises about cracking down on immigrants, and building a wall between the US and Mexico. As he prepares to announce his plans, many are sending as much money as they can back home.
The new president began his first week in office by signing a series of executive orders — including one withdrawing from the vast Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which aimed to set trade rules for the 21st century and bind US allies against growing Chinese economic clout.
Research shows that in post-conflict countries where women are recognized as victims and awarded justice, peace is more likely to last. But as Colombia tentatively moves towards peace, how much justice can women expect?
I campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. I will never forget the tears that streamed down my face when, after a long day of "Get Out The Vote" door-knocking in Chicagoland’s American Muslim neighborhoods, I watched him walk out on stage in Grant Park on the television screen in my family’s living room. A person with a name like mine was elected President of the United States.
Tavis Smiley spent New Year's Eve at church — part of a long tradition of "Watch Night" that began in 1862, as slaves waited for news of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was a comforting way to spend the holiday, and likewise, he's found good vibes for the new year in his playlist.