So, where are we ten years after 9/11? It is comforting that we have been blessed with a near-unbroken decade without further mass-casualty attacks since those that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, our government is pursuing policies that can only encourage those who aspire to do us harm to redouble their efforts.
Do religious conservatives operate far outside the American mainstream and represent a serious threat to our pluralistic democracy?
Eric Cantor plans to go on offense for job creation when the House convenes for business after Labor Day. In a memo to Republican members yesterday, Majority Leader Cantor outlined a strategy to reduce the tax burden on small business owners and repeal ten regulations that increase cost and stifle job creation.
Will Boehner lead a Republican-controlled House of Representatives in enacting government funding bills for fiscal 2012 that allow tax dollars to flow to a group that kills an average of 910 unborn babies per day?
In the wake of Anders Breivik's massacre of his fellow Norwegians, I was amazed at the speed with which the leftist media throughout the US and Europe used his crime as a means of criminalizing their ideological opponents on the Right.
At issue was a competing union’s claims that the SEIU used coercion, intimidation and threats improperly to foil elections that would have helped the other union. Apparently, when you run a union there is a right way and a wrong way to threaten the workers you represent.
Texas Republican governor and potential presidential candidate Rick Perry will headline a "Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis" on Aug. 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Syria does not sit atop an ocean of oil, as does Saudi Arabia. It does not have a huge population as does Egypt. It does not wield economic and military clout like Turkey. But under the oppressive rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria has been the primary agent of Iran’s ruling jihadis within the Arab world.
It's not exactly news that Obama is determined to go to unprecedented lengths to mollify, appease and otherwise pander to the "Muslim world." But at what point do these efforts cross the line from a misbegotten policy to one that is downright anti-American?
Approval rates for President Obama among whites have dropped from 56% in early 2009 after he became president to 39% now - a drop of 17 points. But over this same period, Obama’s approval rating among blacks has dropped just 8 points – 93% to 85%.
A balanced budget amendment simply is not enough to put America on a corrective course. Instead, what is being proposed by Mike Lee of Utah and Jim DeMint of South Carolina, is a plan to gradually return the federal government to historical and reasonable spending levels.
The New York Magazine headline reads: You Can Thank a Few Rich Libertarians for Gay Marriage.
Americans have become disenchanted with the economic stagnation; headlines reading “a new low”, has been applied to the economy more than to Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The row that’s going on publicly in the media between the U.S. and Pakistan is being staged by the Pakistanis largely to cover up the fact that the Pakistani government turned on bin Laden. The fight is being staged by us to help cover up the fact that they knew that we knew that they knew bin Laden was there for some time.
How to avoid becoming the kind of bad guy you seek to put down.
For as long as I can recall, there has been a movement defending the notion of America as a Christian nation.
We have no great leaders who can fill the American canvas with a picture of a positive future and then lead us there. We are being told by the president that the future will be rationed, portioned off, each according to his needs with Big Birther watching over us.
The NPR exposé has led to an ethical debate: When are lies justified in pursuit of a political cause?
One key to getting past the race issue in America is to end the war on drugs.
Getting a law passed in Congress is a very difficult thing to do, as our Founding Fathers designed it that way, fearing that bad legislation would rob the people of their rights and freedoms.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is stuck between a diplomatic rock and a political hard place. And his chosen means of extricating himself from the double bind is only making things worse for him and for Israel.
With both parties substantially in agreement, the Patriot Act is likely to be around for awhile longer.
Ronald Reagan famously summarized the federal government's attitude toward the economy this way: "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
Forget all that talk about bipartisan civility.
We all know about the federal deficit, but one thing that has gone unnoticed that could sink the federal budget more than the banking meltdown of late ’08 is the state budget deficits stemming from overreaching state employee pension and benefits programs.
Given the somber anniversary of Roe v. Wade—source of 40 million abortions since 1973—I thought I’d share an excellent but forgotten speech by President Ronald Reagan.