The AP report on the death of Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter remembers him as playing "a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations." But it fails to mention an episode that almost changed the course of American history.
When I heard on Sunday that Arlen Specter had died, I sought solace in rummaging through personal remnants of our 30-year friendship.
The defeat Tuesday of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary -- trounced by a Tea-Partier -- is one more nail in the coffin of the...
Arlen Specter doesn't exactly come across as Mr. Humility in his new book, Life Among the Cannibals. Despite the flaws of the book -- and the author -- it is nonetheless a remarkable work, as Specter courageously chastises the Republican Party for its fixation on litmus tests.
My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...
Very soon, children across the country will begin their long holiday break from school. But for too many of them, being out of school will mean not getting enough to eat.
As we turn the corner into the new year, corporate counsel need to identify important legal issues facing their companies in 2011.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's election, the media has made it appear that all is lost -- the Tea Party is in control, because this narrative keeps us glued to our seats either with delight or fury. Now, the facts.
It seems to some that President Obama would be much better off as a figurehead. You see, his greatest problem is that he has simply been too powerful.
As economists warn against the danger of a monopoly of industry in distorting and destroying an economy, our two party monopoly on government is causing similar effects on our political system.
That the only fond thoughts on Rahm's departure are coming from conservative Beltway columnist David Brooks belies the inefficacy of Rahm as Chief of Staff under the first two years of Obama.
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Republican Candidate Pat Toomey has been flooding the TV airwaves this summer with commercials touting himself as a mainstream moderate. Moderate? Yeah, Right.
OPINION - The senatorial process of vetting Supreme Court candidates is about as close to Kabuki theater as we get in America. Elena Kagan did the ri...
Tea Partiers and boldly progressive candidates may do well this year as the American people in 2010 seem to crave authenticity from their political leaders, be it center, left or right.
Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.
It's unsurprisingly hypocritical for Richard Painter, who was in the thick of some of Bush era political chicanery in Rove's West Wing, to attack Obama and use his administration as the poster-child for partisan opportunism.