If you voted for Reagan, Bush senior, or George Bush Jr. or any senator or congressman who denies the reality of climate change, you must take responsibility for all of its terrible consequences.
Obama administration policy toward Syria is a slow train wreck. Unremitting pressure from war-minded elites is pushing President Barack Obama closer to military intervention in the bloody civil war. Yet getting involved would be a fool's errand.
It has become conventional thinking that bipartisanship is moribund in American politics. Recent elections of Tea Party Republicans have cemented this mindset. Ironically, the increasing partisan polarity may actually have the unintended result of effectuating a new bipartisanship.
It's a funny thing about history, y'know. Because yesterday was the 12th anniversary of George Bush ignoring the Presidential Daily Briefing that was headlined, "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."
Too much has been invested in the surveillance program, over too many years, to disavow it now and dismantle it. We must keep on protesting, but we may be stuck with Big Brother forever.
It is my view that the lamentable, endlessly recurring cycle of atrocity and counter-atrocity that has been so characteristic of human history derives significantly from the turning to metaphysical illusion in the effort to evade the traumatizing impact of human finitude.
I spoke with the Oregon Democrat about secrecy, intelligence, the Snowden case, and how to curb abuses without compromising national security.
Democracy requires that Americans see themselves as citizens, not just consumers or employees. Common Core, by ignoring the fundamental values that make democracy possible, does education and the United States a tremendous disservice.
The idea that Barack Obama would still consider appointing Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve rather than order an investigation into this former White House official's Wall Street payments mocks the president's claimed concern for the disappearing middle class.
If policymakers are not moved by hungry children and unfair consequences for communities of color, they should at least be persuaded by this: Bans on public benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals are counterproductive.
Republicans lost the White House. They lost an opportunity to control the Senate. They lost seats in the House, though they remain the majority there. Yet it is their plan, from that minority position, to sustain their sink-middle-class-boats economic policies and scuttle all attempts to change course.
Historic. That was the reaction to President Obama's recent remarks on Trayvon Martin. That stage, that podium, that office all registered this humani...
The real issues in the scandal are Weiner's serial dishonesty, unwillingness to take responsibility for his actions and extraordinary self-absorption.
Wait a minute... We've heard of insurance companies giving their customers the runaround, or excuses, or, for that matter, giving them the middle finger. But giving them... money?
Notwithstanding the Nobel Peace Prize handed to President Barack Obama for not being George W. Bush or Dick Cheney, the posture emerging from the U.S. of late suggests the judgment in White House precincts is more the latter than the former.
Over the past 25 years, President Bush has traveled all over our country to pay special tribute to many of the points of light.