Are we putting on a show of deliberative democracy, where the American people take extra steps to express their will to their elected officials, but at the end of the day, the political trump calls pulls all?
Incoherence at the White House and division on Capitol Hill.
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of standing by their principles. In its most extreme manifestation, public opinion might well become mob rule when vigilantes take the law into their own hands.
Before he became a China scholar, our friend Steve Mosher was an engineer. He likes to say that if you are an engineer whose bridges collapse or whose highways break up, you’re likely to lose your Professional Engineer’s license.
Sen. Boozman says the two negotiators need to conduct the public's business in private to avoid any pressure from outside lobbying groups.The senator felt no need to mention that the biggest such group is the American people, who have been known to have a multitude of ideas of their own, and no hesitation about expressing them, aka lobbying for them.
According to two pieces I read over the weekend, the world is coming to an end but I am going to be out-of-town for it.I am at JFK awaiting a flight to Accra, Ghana to whence I will be traveling on behalf of the ONE Campaign. Ghana is introducing two new vaccines to its medical system and I'll be there to watch (and write about) the roll-out. However.
Tim Tebow is either a very good, or a very lucky football player. If, and how, he wins doesn’t much matter to me.
The political geniuses around President Barack Obama have a problem: They do not - DO NOT - want this election to be a referendum on the President.
Hard to imagine that a Democrat could lose Pennsylvania in a presidential election, especially one who won it just three years ago by nearly 10 percentage points.
We can say this about our friend Newt Gingrich: He has never suffered from public self-doubt.
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