Why The Healthcare Law Scares The G.O.P.
‘As it turns out, the core Tea Party demographic — working white men between the ages of 45 and 64 — would do fairly well under the law.’
Eduardo Porter, NYT, 1st October 2013.
Syria Meets First Test Of Accord On Weapons
‘The declaration’s completeness is an early test of President Bashar al-Assad’s commitment to relinquish Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.’
Michael R. Gordon, NYT, 20th September 2013.
U.S. Won’t Insist U.N. Resolution Threaten Force On Syria, Officials Say.
‘Instead, the officials said, the Obama administration will seek a Security Council resolution that builds in other measures to enforce a deal with the government of President Bashar al-Assad, possibly including sanctions or other penalties. ‘
Peter Baker, NYT, 13th September 2013.
U.N. Guilty Of ‘Collective Failure’ In Syria, Leader Says
‘Mr. Ban cited the Syrian conflict as a case in point, declaring, “Our collective failure to prevent atrocity crimes in Syria over the past two and a half years will remain a heavy burden on the standing of the United Nations and its member states.”’
Rick Gladstone, NYT, 11th September 2013.
Full Transcript: President Obama’s Sept. 10 Speech On Syria
‘If we fail to act, the Assad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons. As the ban against these weapons erodes, other tyrants will have no reason to think twice about acquiring poison gas, and using them. Over time, our troops would again face the prospect of chemical warfare on the battlefield. And it could be easier for terrorist organizations to obtain these weapons, and to use them to attack civilians.’
Washington Post, 10th September 2013.