Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz / AP

Debbie Wasserman Schultz will resign her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee following the party’s convention in Philadelphia this week.

“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals [of winning the presidency for Hillary Clinton] is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz, who represents Florida in Congress, said in a statement, reported by Politico. “As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.”

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Kabul Attack, 80 Dead

An Afghan man weeps outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.

Clinton Chooses Virginia Senator Kaine as VP

Sen. Tim Kaine (D.,Va.) / AP

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Friday evening that she was choosing Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate.

Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS

Air conditioner, complete with piping, insulated with foamed rubber pipe covering / Wikimedia Commons

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.

The Battles of Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward Howe

To tell the truth, I was not prepared to enjoy this book as much as I did. I knew it was about Julia Ward Howe, who had written “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and I had read she did not get along with her husband, but that was the extent of my knowledge. I also presumed that this would be the story of a creative woman oppressed by a male-dominated world, and that women would therefore be shown to be the “good guys” and men the “bad guys.”

Alliances Fall Apart

NATO Summit in Warsaw

A central pillar of American foreign policy since the end of World War II has been a sometimes underappreciated and overlooked system of alliances. Our membership in NATO is the most prominent example of this, but Jakub Grygiel and A. Weiss Mitchell focus this insightful new study on those smaller and “geographically vulnerable” nations in three strategically important areas, the Baltics and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia.

The Promise and Peril of VOD

Cell

Video on demand (VOD) is the latest incarnation of the direct-to-video industry that followed the widespread adoption of VHS and VCRs. Like direct-to-video movies, these are often marginal releases highlighting so-so-to-quite-bad work. Every once in a while, however, you might find something that moves you.

The Battles of Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward Howe

To tell the truth, I was not prepared to enjoy this book as much as I did. I knew it was about Julia Ward Howe, who had written “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and I had read she did not get along with her husband, but that was the extent of my knowledge. I also presumed that this would be the story of a creative woman oppressed by a male-dominated world, and that women would therefore be shown to be the “good guys” and men the “bad guys.”

Alliances Fall Apart

NATO Summit in Warsaw

A central pillar of American foreign policy since the end of World War II has been a sometimes underappreciated and overlooked system of alliances. Our membership in NATO is the most prominent example of this, but Jakub Grygiel and A. Weiss Mitchell focus this insightful new study on those smaller and “geographically vulnerable” nations in three strategically important areas, the Baltics and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Kabul Attack, 80 Dead

An Afghan man weeps outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.