If at first you don't succeed, pivot to the next best alternative.
That seems to be the strategy used by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as he positions himself for a potential White House run in 2016.
Rubio, once the darling of conservatives and a top GOP presidential contender, quickly fell out of favor with the grassroots when he supported a version of comprehensive immigration reform championed by the Obama administration and some of the most liberal members of Congress.
After the Senate's "Gang of Eight" bill was pronounced dead-on-arrival in the House of Representatives, Rubio has since modified his position on how to pursue immigration reform. Unsurprisingly, it now aligns with what conservatives have said all along: secure the border first, build trust in the federal government…[more]
When seeking expert opinion on matters of science, engineering or medicine, does one consult… musicians? No disrespect intended toward Thomas Dolby, who gifted the world with “She Blinded Me with Science,” but probably not.
In similar vein, when seeking expert opinion on music business models, the entertainment industry or copyright policy generally, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) isn’t your go-to source. This week, however, the NAS unleashed a massive 102-page review entitled “Copyright in the Digital Era.”
"To play a responsible role in the evolution of a 21st-century world order, the U.S. must be prepared to answer a number of questions for itself: What do we seek to prevent, no matter how it happens, and if necessary alone? What do we seek to achieve, even if not supported by any multilateral effort? What do we seek to achieve, or prevent, only if supported by an alliance? What should we not engage…[more]
—Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State
— Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State