Putin disregards efforts at dialogue and disregards efforts to contain him when he thinks America is led by a weak and feckless leader.
If you like organized hypocrisy, if you like flat-out deceit, then that’s the campaign that’s taking it to a new height.
The next secretary-general, António Guterres, won’t accomplish much by trying, like Dag Hammarskjold, to float above the mundane.
In New Hampshire, this year’s phony issue is whether our major party presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, should be role models for Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s children. This is the kind of question that should disqualify the questioner from ever participating in another candidate debate.
Barack Obama lives in a world of words. Vladimir Putin lives in a world of power, and he is winning in Syria.