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In 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower officially severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, shuttering the United States embassy in Havana. The move marked the beginning of half a century of diplomatic hibernation, a sleep so deep that it survived the thawing of the Cold War by a full generation. Then, on December 17, 2014, those relations were roused from their slumbe...
Barack Obama was back in the White House for a second term facing a political divide and financial challenges. Voters placed the economy at the top of their list of concerns and the president has a second chance to resolve issues around jobs and government spending.
THE CLARITY of the outcome of Barack Obama’s victory in...