One feature that marks a totalitarian regime is media that serve as the government's information service. TASS, Radio Berlin, Voice of Hanoi -- these were all government entities that conveyed what the dictatorship wanted.
Seventeen months before Americans go to the polls to elect their next president, the field of Republican candidates is rapidly being winnowed down to its strongest contenders.
It's a tough time for President Obama. He's worked long and hard at cultivating a nuanced, thinking-man's presidency, and now he's getting praise for shooting a terrorist in the head? What a guttural, simplistic thing to receive acclaim for.
Killing Osama bin Laden is a strange way to start a presidential campaign season, but that's where we are.
The presidency is not a place where one finds one’s self. Instead it’s a place where one find’s out what he is made of. Obama, it seems, would rather not know.
In the big picture, Trump still lives lavishly, whether he's a multimillionaire or multibillionaire. But his filings may reveal he's like many Americans who live large because of their access to debt.
On Oct. 22, 1844, thousands of followers of American evangelist William Miller woke up expecting Jesus Christ to make his triumphant return that day, as they had been told.
Mao taught his follower, "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." Obama practices his politics as the master taught.
I have given a great deal of thought to the whole birth certificate thing. Like you, I wondered why, if it had been available all this time, Obama didn't just ask for it two years ago and put this nonsense to bed.
Donald Trump has been saying things about himself and others lately that are untrue, suggesting that he has a tendency to make up his own reality as he goes along.
Behold the damage Donald Trump hath wrought. Every credible fact check has established that Barack Obama was born in this country. Yet on Wednesday, a reality TV show ringmaster forced the president of the United States to prove it.
Politico offers a compilation of significant moments from throughout the birther controversy.
Ann Coulter weighs in on the lack of U.S. security interests in Libya and the need to move away from the birther issue.
With the budget debate, gasoline prices, and unemployment rates, the House Majority Leader believes we need to move on from the birther issue.
President Obama's press conference covering the public release of his birth certificate.
Don't be fooled by The Donald. Take it from one who knows: I'm a South Jersey gal who was raised on the outskirts of Atlantic City in the looming shadow of Trump's towers.