FROM Drew Westen
What Kind of Person Runs for President? This year's presidential nominating process is longer, and arguably more grueling, than any in history. As we've heard so often, there has never been a day like today. Who is willing to put up with months of campaigning, day after day, under the eyes of cameras almost 24/7? Who wants to be in the White House? We get two perspectives. Stephen Hess served on the White House staffs of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon and was an advisor to both Carter and Ford. Drew Weston is a professor of psychology at Emory University.
Russia's Aggression in Syria Changes the Dynamics As Russia continues to bombard Syria, it's still targeting enemies of President Assad but not America's enemy ISIS. Has Vladimir Putin scored a lasting victory or created what could be as much a quagmire for Russia as it is for the US?