Shaping Tehran’s nuclear cost/benefit calculations

Guest post by Mark N. Katz Washington has not yet succeeded in getting Tehran to reassure the international community about its nuclear program. But the Obama Administration’s efforts to increase economic sanctions against Iran for not doing so now appear to be paying off. The EU’s willingness to cut back on buying Iranian oil, the dramatic …

Crazy Like a (Perfectly Normal) Bereaved Parent: In Defense of Rick and Karen Santorum

By Amy Kuebelbeck Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, have been vilified in recent days for how they handled the death of their premature baby in 1996. Much of the criticism has been uninformed, some of it heartlessly cruel. According to this 1997 story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Karen Santorum underwent fetal…