Israelis and Palestinians shouldn’t try to feel one another’s pain. Peace will come only when leaders on both sides forget friendship and think honestly about their longterm best interests.
Now that Obama has won the Electoral College, two questions remain. First, will he win the popular vote? Second, will Republicans let him govern? There are some very big decisions to make, starting with a deal on the budget and the debt, and addressing the growing climate crisis. Will the Republicans be chastened by their strategy of obstructing everything, or will they sit down and begin talking about real compromise?