The GOP is embracing an extremism that rejects truth, scientific knowledge and common sense. The Republicans will brook no compromise in their relentless drive to criminalize abortion and revoke access to birth control and other basic reproductive health services.
In case after case, Obama's foreign policy is working, with Republicans begrudgingly agreeing with it. Both Romney and Ryan are talking about the unravelling of that policy and yet offer nothing at all in its place.
On Tuesday night, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock made the most compelling case for atheism this Episcopal priest has ever heard when he uttered the words: "Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."
What Senators Biden and McCain understood in 1995 is still true today: the overall effectiveness of U.S. troops depends not only on their skill at arms, but also upon their sense of honor and their respect for human rights.
Through it all, and no matter what Romney tossed at Obama the president respectfully but forcefully threw it back, indicating that what had been said wasn't true and that Romney was all over the map in his pronouncements.
Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.
Most of us women may not have access to their billions of dollars, but we can and must use our votes to let them know: Social Security is ours, and we will continue to protect it for generations to come.
For Catholics and other Christians, the defiance of disobedience is striking. Often people do not ask God what his will is for their life -- instead, they tell God what it ought to be. However, no one can believe in God and defy him too. Belief in God means reliance, not defiance.
If you believe certain Republicans who have anointed Mitt Romney as the next president, I have a binder full of reasons they are wrong.
President Obama's support for the freedom to marry is a significant milestone, not only for the LGBT community, but for all Americans.
Through the handshake we establish the level of trust between ourselves and the other individual. We divine earnestness, truthfulness, and we measure the depth of friendship or deceit in the other party.
While stumping at a VFW hall in the capital of Indiana this afternoon, Republican Vice Presidential candidate and emerging heart-throb Paul Ryan inadvertently left his iPhone on a lectern and departed in a motorcade destined for the Indianapolis airport.
On the whole, students at the University of Tampa seem wicked smart, energetic about learning, and engaged with the world and breaking news. That is why the video below is so sigh-inducing.
In the wake of what is now considered a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a strike that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on the fateful day of September 11, the Republicans smell blood in the water. Political blood.
We're living in an impatient, impulsive, instant gratification world. Interrupting, interjecting and talking over others has become the new norm. Seems everybody wants to get a word in edgewise.
After the first presidential debate, which gave Romney a four-point bounce, nobody is doubting the debates' importance. But as we ready for tonight's round two, I'm wondering: What exactly are the debates teaching us about the candidates? As they're presently constituted, they don't give an accurate idea of what a candidate might be like as a president. Take the prohibition on notes -- when is a sitting president ever going to be faced with a situation in which he's going to need to make an important decision without availing himself of any outside information? It's fun to see how a candidate responds to a zinger, but it'd be much more instructive to see how a candidate goes about seeking information that he doesn't know. So what about at least one debate that is structured to resemble the decision-making process a president would actually go through in office?