| Apr 24, 2009
Today's topic: Is it even possible to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, let alone completely rid the world of them? Are there some countries that should always maintain nuclear arsenals? Andrew Grotto and Gabriel Schoenfeld finish their debate.
| Apr 22, 2009
Today's topic: Was President Obama right or naive to call for a world without any nuclear weapons? Andrew Grotto and Gabriel Schoenfeld debate the future of U.S. policy on nuclear proliferation.
The world is waiting on the U.S. Point: Andrew Grotto...
| Apr 23, 2009
Today's topic: Has the strategy to stop the spread of nuclear weapons through the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -- in which existing nuclear powers can keep but reduce their arsenals while other nations are barred from developing bombs -- been...
| Jun 18, 2009
| 11:55 AM
Today's topic: With Iran's already farcical democracy now further delegitimized, should the Obama administration adopt a policy toward Tehran more like the Bush administration's?
Don't meddle, but help create a template for Iranians to act Point: Michael...
| Aug 27, 2009
Today's topic: Should Department of Justice investigator John Durham expand his inquiry to include investigating higher-ups in the Bush administration?
Policymakers must be held accountable
Point: David Kaye
Intelligence officers were merely the tip...
| Aug 28, 2009
| 12:49 PM
Today's topic: Should President Obama pardon any CIA agents who may be convicted after the Department of Justice's investigation in the spirit of his "looking forward" statement?
A stench of politics
Point: Robert Alt
Today's question assumes, at least...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 4:29 PM
Eric Rozenman's Dec. 11 Op-Ed article, " Israeli settlements are more than legitimate," is legal nonsense that disregards history. He is correct in his observation that Article 6 of the Mandate for Palestine permitted "close settlement by Jews on the...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 3:05 PM
The 11 students who each briefly disrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech last week at UC Irvine have no 1st Amendment protection for their actions and deserve to be punished, writes my colleague, law school Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, in his Feb....
| Jun 20, 2011
As the events leading up to World War II go, Franklin Roosevelt's 1933 appointment of a naïve history professor as ambassador to Germany — and the professor's decision to take his adventurous adult daughter with him — rank pretty low in...
| Jun 19, 2011
Del Rey: 368 pp., $26
China Miéville, one of today's most exciting fabulist writers, starts off his science fiction novel "Embassytown" in mid-story and races forward, not slowing down for explanations. The barrage...
| Mar 4, 2008
Reese Witherspoon was at the U.N. Tuesday as part of an effort to raise money for a fund to end violence against women worldwide.
The Academy Award-winning actress was promoting a $3 bracelet with an infinity symbol signifying opportunities for women....