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One way to grasp the immense difficulty facing President Obama as he tries to forge an effective international coalition to oppose the Islamic State is to examine the difference between this effort and the last time the United States led a diverse group of countries to take on a conflict in the Middle East: Operation Desert Storm, in 1991.

One way to grasp the immense difficulty facing President Obama as he tries to forge an effective international coalition to oppose the Islamic State is to examine the difference between this effort and the last time the United States led a diverse group of countries to take on a conflict in the Middle East: Operation Desert Storm, in 1991.

Editor's Note: President Obama’s recent decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections disappointed many immigrants and rights activists. Some Latino leaders, however, have chosen to stand by the President's decision. In the below commentary, Dr. Gonzalo Santos, a professor at Cal State University Bakersfield and an immigrant rights activist, reacts to statements made by civil rights leader Dolores Huerta in a recently published article on VOXXI.com. In the article, Huerta explains why she supports Obama's decision to delay action, and calls on immigrants and advocates to exercise patience.

It may be an off-year election, but it's a big one for drug policy reform. In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, there are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history.

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