While they also lack much of the integrity that results from principle-driven lives, they have plenty of the steel-willed determination to unbendingly serve their own interests. They are as different from Nelson Mandela as black is from white.
Congress obliterated all previous records for diminished output because the Republican Party, and especially those in the Republican-run House, purposefully bottled up as many initiatives as possible. Yet the press gives Republicans a pass for their purposeful dysfunction.
The mainstream media has been obsessed with comparing the Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obamacare) with various failures by the previou...
The bitter truth is that poverty and income inequality have always been a political football. The reason for that is simple. The poor don't have an active and viable political lobby to fight for their interests.
Calling Mandela a Communist or a terrorist shortly after his death is mean-spirited, but it is a bigger condemnation of the moral blindness of much of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War than it is a criticism of Mandela.
No person feels the weight of those liberties more than the Commander in Chief. If we are going to exercise those rights though, let's at least address the true actions of the president when we do it.
With Pope Francis and President Obama -- a pair of the world's most powerful voices -- warning against the dangers of social exclusion and excessive greed, we can expect to hear expressions of remorse as well as rage from all the usual right-wing suspects. But what we shouldn't expect is honesty.
Some 66 senators now back negotiations with Havana over Gross. Obama won Florida with 50 percent of the Cuban-American vote. What, exactly, is the president waiting for?
Americans have been fighting in Afghanistan for longer than the Civil War, World War I, and World War II combined. America has overstayed its welcome. It's time to go home.
It didn't take one prominent neocon long to figure out that that the Iran deal -- and the prospect of ending the stalemate with Iran without recourse to war -- has put the Democrats in a box.
Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.
Vice President Joe Biden's very high profile Asia-Pacific trip this week points up a very key question with regard to the Obama Administration's pivot from the Middle East and Central Asia to the Asia-Pacific. Who's in charge, anyway?
Barack Obama knows how to tell a story. One of his great strengths is his ability to craft a narrative of our history that resonates with Americans ...
My eyes filled with tears thinking about the many miracles that had to transpire to make this moment possible: a young nation imperfectly fighting its way toward a more perfect union, expanding circles of freedom, a deep commitment to religious liberty and diversity.
Nelson Mandela's passing is filled with so many lessons for humanity, and for each of us individually.
Malcolm, we know that South Africa continues to face its own struggles and that the United States is not a post-racial society, not when with "The New Jim Crow" such a large percentage of black men are incarcerated.