With an array of crises facing President Obama, his competence has come under scrutiny. But that might be the wrong way to look at the situation.
President Obama is not enjoying the best of times in his foreign policy, which has resulted in criticism. But President Bush went about things in exactly the opposite way and was also pilloried. Maybe this foreign policy thing is just hard.
Some of the charges that President Obama is 'mailing in' his second term are silly. But he can give the impression of being disengaged, and he has no one to blame for that but himself.
Even as reports show a global rise in restrictions on religion, those of faith are defending those of other faiths. This helps confirm why freedom of religion is a universal right.
A new White House climate change report warns of the economic costs of delaying action on global warming. It comes as the EPA begins public hearings on controversial power plant regulations aimed at curbing climate change.
There's an argument going around that it's 'virtually impossible' to be president today because of the power of the job and partisanship surrounding it. But there are problems with both those assertions.