As Netanyahu pointed out in Washington, the conclusion of the nuclear negotiations must be that Iran stops attacking other countries, renounces terror and ceases threatening the Jewish state of Israel with annihilation. If all three conditions are not met, there can be no deal. Because no deal is better than a bad deal.
Texas and California are frequently used to epitomize America's red and blue divide, but they're not actually the most partisan states when considering how the population votes in congressional elections.
More and more public-interest organizations are organizing and denouncing the rigged fast-track approval process and TPP trade agreement. One after another, members of Congress are announcing opposition to fast track and demanding that trade problems like currency manipulation be covered by the TPP agreement.
Netanyahu has legitimate cause to sound the alarm about the threat Iran poses. His speech, however, will do little to improve the substance of any agreement. What is more injurious is his insinuation that Obama will accede to a "bad deal" even though it will be to Israel's detriment.
It's a long way to Season Six. What do you do after you've watched all five previous seasons again? Redecorate! Follow the lead of Congressman Aaron Schock. Never heard of him?
Out Of Line: The Uninvited
For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.
For Netanyahu, the story of Purim, which comes from the Book of Esther, was a story about Jewish survival in the face of intended annihilation. But he forgot to finish the story.
If the president is confident the TPP trade agreement is in the best interest of the United States, then he should have no concern about letting Congress propose amendments that can be shared with partner nations during negotiations.
What was the real deal with the Benjamin Netanyahu speech this week? It seems that Speaker John Boehner might have been set up by his own party. In f...
Any Illinoisan can tell you there have been a lot of political missteps in the state's history. But which ones were the biggest, and what effect did they have on the state's political landscape as a whole? But for a few twists of fate and different decisions, Illinois' political landscape today might have looked a whole lot different.
Insofar as the prospective candidates for President of the United States pay attention to public opinion research, they should be careful about interpreting the polls on global climate change. They might get the mistaken impression that voters don't care.
By directly ignoring a federal court's ruling, the bullies who make up the Alabama Supreme Court have shown us that not only is discrimination alive and well, it will risk disobeying actual laws in order to achieve its sectarian goals.
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3, he concluded his historical address with the biblical figure of the prophet Moses.
Ben Carson, one of America's top neurosurgeons and a potential Republican candidate for president, said that Congress proves stupidity is a choice.