NCR Today: As Obama's presidency is in its final year, his foreign policy strategy has become apparent; he is a sober realist.
President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, would be the current court's fourth Jewish justice if confirmed. Jews hold 44 percent of the seats on the court.
The so-called Republican establishment created Donald Trump.
These Republicans, such as Mitt Romney, are now launching attacks on Trump as they fear that he will win enough delegates to become the presidential nominee. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the recent debates have finally begun to criticize Trump for his bad-boy behavior and his outrageous verbal assaults on them and other candidates. The mainstream media in turn seems to suggest that more moderate conservatives (whatever that means) are panicked about Trump.
But is this is all wrong.
NCR Today: When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the un-statesmanlike Donald Trump displays the sensitivities of a true statesman.
Faith and Justice: When I was a young political science student, a criticism of American political parties was that they did not stand for anything.
Young Voices: Recognizing that he had unhealthy obsession with politics, the author's friend gave up politics for Lent -- during the 2008 presidential primary election season.
Advocates for the closure of the Cuban detention center welcomed the news and called for an end of holding remaining detainees without charges.
NCR Editorial Staff: President Barack Obama has put in motion a set of initiatives for upgrading our nuclear arsenals that, if implemented, would harm a generation of the world's citizens.
NCR Today: The president refuted unequivocally the bigoted anti-Muslim rhetoric heard on the political campaign trail these days, and he reaffirmed one of the foundational ideals of the U.S.
NCR Today: President Obama speaks out for religious freedom; clergy sex abuse commission member takes leave of absence; Pope pleads for Syrian peace talks