My top priority -- of course -- is to protect the young people who study here, our faculty and staff, and all the many thousands of concert visitors we have every year. But this mandate necessitates negotiating a way through a challenging Scylla and Charybdis of choices.
I want to direct the same lines said by Joseph Welch in 1954 to Wayne LaPierre, who testified at the Senate committee hearing on January 30, 2013 and shamelessly uses fear-mongering to boost gun sales: Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
If we are serious about electing a female president in this country, then we should first look at how we limit the role of the First Lady. Maybe if we allowed these women the opportunity to utilize all of their skills, then the role could better reflect that of today's modern American woman.
While it's probably not a saying the president uses, Hagel is his choice, come hell or high water. Obama's getting more than a little of both in the bargain. He's going to get Hagel, too. But not thanks to Hagel's public performance skills.
For the fastest most complete disappearance in political history, Mitt Romney. They must have powered him down, folded him up and placed him back into the original packaging.
Worthwhile as gun control is, America also needs to address violence from the other side -- the side of our culture.
For the sake of party, and country -- Joe Biden should cancel his dreams of the Oval Office. That is not to say, however, that this second term as vice president need be the end of the line.
Harry Reid talked a big game about taking apart the filibuster leading up to his Grand Bargain with Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky senator now promises to play nice. But like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown, he has once again snookered the hapless Majority Leader.
This is not the time for our leaders to have a yelling match causing fear in our citizens; nor is it the time for stalling and procrastination. It is a time for action. If we are to have action in a thoughtful way, reasonable people, must stand up.
Newly reelected Vice President Joe Biden has hinted that he is likely to seek the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency in 2016.
Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has revealed a passion within me for journalism and reporting that reached its highest peak this past weekend in Washington, D.C.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. and Barack Hussein Obama re-affirmed their partnership at the 57th Presidential Inauguration, a swearing-in ceremony that occurs on the West Side of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
There is a recognition that 2nd Amendment rights, like 1st Amendment and other rights, come with responsibilities and limitations. There is no reason both sides of the gun debate can't support policies that both protect the right to legally own guns, and reduce the likelihood of mass fatalities.
Those who oppose common-sense measures to prevent gun violence are counting on fear, misinformation campaigns, and political gridlock going forward. Now it's up to the American people to make sure Congress takes action.
President Obama's unilateral White House action on gun control is a good start. But Obama took the action precisely because he knows that gun control legislation is a virtual dead letter in Congress at least for the time being.
Like most Americans, I've spent the last few years reading stories about mass shootings in one part of the country or another, each more horrific than the last.