With Barack having delivered his oracle unto the congregation and the people actually believing his prophetic word, peace returned unto his temporarily rumpled camp, and all those in Obamaville were glad.
When completed, the Capitol Visitors Center will contain 580,000 square feet on three levels. The project actually is larger than the Capitol by nearly 18,000 sq. ft.
The government is always promising to "fix" some problem or another, but as often as not, the only thing it ends up doing is creating a brand new set of larger problems that some other politician will have to try to "fix" a few years down the road.
Much to the chagrin of ABC’s Martha Raddatz, Vice President Richard Cheney dismissed the importance of an ABC poll finding that two thirds of Americans think the Iraq war “was not worth fighting.”
In his hour of political need, Barack Obama went to his base -- the media. He delivered a speech about the nation's racial divisions that couldn't possibly get anything but lavish praise from the press, burying for now the controversy over his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Facing the task of reauthorizing No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Congress also faces an unsustainable status-quo.
So what’s up with Barack Obama?
In my previous column, we saw that the practical objection about executing innocent convicts can be solved by heightening the capital standard to guilt beyond any doubt. Now, let’s look at some of the conceptual objections.
There are times when it's OK to surrender to the popular culture. Alas, such occasions are all too rare.
While the economy struggled to pull itself out of a financial hole this week, most of our political leaders were out of town or concerned with other things.
The Federal Reserve's unprecedented bailout of Bear Stearns was crafted not at the White House or Treasury, but in secret by a New York central banker whose name is unknown to Washington power brokers and was a Clinton administration presidential appointee.
Should the United States have invaded Iraq five years ago? Revisionist history and partisan politics aside, I happen to believe that large elements of the argument to do so made sense at the time. But so what?
There are things I like about Barack Obama. Until the most vitriolic of the Jeremiah Wright sermons surfaced, Obama's post-racial rhetoric was appealing to me.
There are many problems with the proposed budget in both Houses of Congress, but one stands out more than the others.
McCain must resist the increasingly surreal hubris of GOP elites and choose a credible social conservative as his running mate.
The question Dr. Martin Luther King put to Americans was: Is racial discrimination consistent with the natural law and the law of God? The question had only one answer: No.
Students in university-run leadership positions are often required to participate in some type of diversity training because simply being a just and logical person is no longer enough to lead a group of people.
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.
Considering our deep-seated societal disagreements over cultural and political issues, promises by politicians to end societal divisiveness are dubious enough on their face.
Last Thursday night the House of Representatives met in a closed session to debate H.R. 3773, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. It passed the House on Friday by a vote of 213-197.
Analysts with MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, believe an elite force of Hamas fighters in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon will launch a coordinated attack against Israel within a few months, says author and espionage expert Gordon Thomas.
Watching the housing/mortgage/financial crisis unfold, I keep thinking about the joke about the difference between neurotics and psychotics. The former builds castles in the sky and the latter moves into them.
The histories of men and women, like the histories of nations, can be tragedy, comedy, or farce, and often all three.
I was attempting to talk to one of my teenage daughters about sex the other day. as a good dad, I ponied up and I did the very awkward—dew.
Last week, I tagged along with a Leadership Atlanta group, and visited the Ron Clark Academy, a school that opened last fall in southeast Atlanta.
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