Posts Tagged ‘21stCentury’

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia: A 21st-Century Partnership

In Feb. 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdulaziz al-Saud – the founder of modern-day Saudi Arabia – in a historic encounter onboard the USS Quincy over Egyptian waters. That meeting would for seven decades shape the relationship (or rather the alliance) between the United States and Saudi Arabia. This partnership has […]

One Mom’s Beehive Hairdo Gets a 21st-Century Update | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network

Original airdate: May 6, 2002 Every Wednesday at 5:30 a.m., Joan Irvine woke up and began the four-hour process of doing her hair for the week. The required tools included a brush, four different kinds of rollers and enough hairpins to raise the suspicion of airport security. The end result was a perfectly sculpted beehive […]

The Great Game in Afghanistan (A 21st-Century Update)

And the U.S. Is Losing Out  Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own. He seems to be in the process of trying to sideline […]

Cuba, Rand Paul, and a 21st-Century Republican Foreign Policy

Philip Rucker writes in the Washington Post that presidential hopefuls Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul “clashed sharply Friday over President Obama’s new Cuba policy, evidence of a growing GOP rift over foreign affairs that could shape the party’s 2016 presidential primaries.” The debate over U.S. foreign policy is often inflicted with false claims of […]