She may not know it yet, but the nation needs Sheila Bair. Her persona, her values, her experience would be an enormously timely gift to all of us.
Mr. Cheney, with all due respect, this is a classic example of when and where actions speak louder than words, and certainly much louder than bluster.
September 11 removed us further from our liberal traditions, which had once considered undue government surveillance as a violation of civil liberties, while a previously unimaginable concept like torture suddenly became a topic worthy of "debate."
Ten years after 9/11, for the first time, a plurality of Americans recognizes that US policy in the Middle East played a major role in the attacks. It was not, as George W. Bush famously put it, simply because, "They hate our freedom."
Ten years have now passed since that fateful September day, and just as it hurts to recall the horror and the death and profound sense of loss we suffered back then, it is as painful to think of all that we have lost and the damage we have done to so many others and to ourselves in the decade that followed.
A decade doesn't change much in Washington. After the tragedy of 9/11, Americans chose not to understand the nature and the motivation behind these h...
We're heading toward an environment where myth is repackaged as fact.
The deceit of Dick Cheney is indeed of Shakespearean proportions, as evidenced in his new memoir. For the former vice president, lying comes so easily that one must assume he takes the pursuit of truth to be nothing more than a reckless indulgence.
It defies all logic and reason for President Obama to be aware of this problem, acknowledge it during his campaign, and yet do nothing. It is a win-win for the American people and our economy.
It is time we shine a spotlight on the damaging policies of President Bush and the Republicans and rescue our country from its collective amnesia before Bush's true legacy -- nearly bankrupting the most powerful country in the world -- brings us to our knees.
Despite the steadily mounting evidence that Breivik's anti-Muslim hatred was a prime motive for the rampage, it didn't stop the avalanche of chatter that there had to be a tie somewhere with Islamic terrorism.
A few months back, I mentioned to President Obama that we would be conducting a poll to assess Arab attitudes two years after his Cairo speech. Well, the results are in.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta was recommended for the Medal of Honor by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Instead he received the Navy Cross. There has been a huge outcry at this injustice.
Forget about "balancing." Forget about "long-term plans." Forget about campaigning, and start governing. Start making a substantial payment for the increase in spending this year.
Pakistanis may hail A.Q. Khan as the father of the "Islamic bomb," but what is generally not mentioned is that his PhD is in metallurgical engineering. He was not involved with the actual design, development and testing of Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans view unemployment as the biggest economic problem facing the country. So why are Republicans letting Tea Par...