January 27, 2010 In his speech Wednesday, President Obama is as much concerned about the state of his party in the wake of the stunning loss of Ted Kennedy's seat as he is about the State of the Union. In these volatile times, change could come quickly. But for now, these seem like dark days for Democrats.
January 20, 2010 NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr has a suggestion for how the international community can help Haiti get back on its feet: bring back the U.N. trusteeship. He says the U.S. will undoubtedly bear much of the burden of rebuilding Haiti, but it would be best if the U.S. did it under international supervision.
January 14, 2010 The billions of dollars in bonuses and other compensation awarded to bank executives has outraged Americans. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says it's beginning to feel a little like the 1930s, when President Franklin Roosevelt inveighed against "the economic royalists."
January 6, 2010 In recent years, the suicide bomber has emerged as the greatest menace to the lives of innocents, more deadly because it is difficult to design a strategy to deal with someone ready to face death. Manifestly, martyrdom has become the weapon of choice of the jihadist.
December 30, 2009 Some decades are named by history: the Roaring '20s, the Threadbare '30s. This decade came in with a bang and is going out with a whimper. In these 10 years, we have gone from peace to war, from surplus to deficit, from prosperity to recession.
December 2, 2009 Iran has announced it will build 10 new uranium processing sites, ratcheting up its confrontation with an international community wary of its nuclear ambitions. NPR Senior News Analyst Dan Schorr says the standoff is now near boiling point.
November 25, 2009 Next week, President Obama will lay out his Afghanistan plan in a televised address. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says it's a defining moment for the president — and warns that like war presidents before him, Obama will likely face pressure to escalate the war in the weeks and months ahead.
November 11, 2009 The Israeli-Palestinian standoff shows no sign of getting better, and it may soon be getting worse. NPR Senior News Analyst Dan Schorr says that if moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas follows through on his threat to step down, that could lead to the collapse of the Palestinian Authority.