The consensus view was wrong in 2002. It was wrong again in 2004. Without a dramatic shift in party policy or an equally dramatic shift in public sentiment, Democrats are in an uphill battle to attain their goals for the foreseeable future.
The 58-42 vote for Judge Samuel Alito to be the 110 th Supreme Court Justice could very well culminate in a detrimental change in the role and operation of the Supreme Court.
Just as all of Abraham Lincoln's actions must be viewed in the context of the Civil War, America is also today in the midst of a war – the “War on Terror.” This war brings with it challenges that only the executive is fully capable of addressing.
Judge Samuel Alito’s critics are once again relying on distortion and misrepresentation to malign his record. This time the focus is his record involving death penalty cases.
Rather than admit that they oppose him on ideological or philosophical grounds, special interest groups and liberal Democrats instead choose the low road.
Redefining civil rights to include a license for criminality, unjustified racial animus and even misogynistic gangsta lyrics has taken the noble cause of civil rights equality down an unfortunate path that must be reversed.
Former President Harry Truman once said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." Harriet Miers is finding there's a lot of truth to this axiom.
Frankly one should be able to look at the differences between these two nominations and better understand why President Bush believes Harriet Miers is an excellent nominee who will bring a fresh, much-needed perspective to the bench while affirming conservative ideals.
President Bush is in the midst of dealing with something that his critics have longed for throughout his presidency: a potential crackup of his Republican base.
The differences between what happened in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Rita are night and day.