Senate Republican leaders have decided to begin their use of the "nuclear option" -- forcing confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominations with a majority Senate vote -- on an African-American woman blocked by Democrats from a federal judgeship.
One integral theme emerged from the Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union address: the party's underestimation of the American people to solve their own problems and to see through liberal rhetoric.
The ad that ran in Daily Variety last week -- signed by the usual members of the 'entertainment community,' including Ed Asner, Danny Glover and Mike Farrell -- asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign Senate Bill 60, a bill to allow illegal immigrants to obtain California driver's licenses.
Our 'Dramamine' column item from earlier this week - that it costs just about the same for an 80-year-old American to live out his or her days on a luxury cruise ship ($230,497) as in an assisted-living facility ($228,075) - generated considerable response.
As the world watched millions of Iraqis walk miles to vote, in some cases stepping over puddles of blood left by suicide bombers, a glum John Kerry appeared on 'Meet the Press' and urged Americans not to 'overhype' Iraq's elections.
President Bush pitched Social Security reform, his priority issue going into his second term, to a group of black pastors convened at the White House this past week.
After the -- all bow -- international community warned that Middle Easterners could not govern themselves, millions of Iraqis braved the threat of violence Sunday to go out to the polls and participate in their country's first free election in almost 50 years.
It's an occupational hazard, really, the hazard of representing 'the people' while being set off from them by the very job one holds. One comes to believe that whatever makes one's job easier, or more stable, is what's 'good for the people.'
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