The NRA didn't just throw down the gauntlet to our government in Houston. It also articulated a vision of America and its ideals that is the antithesis of what our Founders intended, and which would mean the absolution of our Constitution.
When strong majorities hold opinions opposing military intervention in Syria there is something other than isolationism going on.
Today, restoring the means for thoughtful and respectful discourse must be a primary national goal. Neither the Left nor the Right has a monopoly on wisdom or justice. What they do have is a stronghold on their own disciples - resulting in utter gridlock in Washington.
If more evidence were ever needed that Rupert Murdoch's people and some other Republican media types are less than human, we have that evidence now. ...
Obama, the naive community organizer, thinks the foreign policy debate is about national security, but Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows that it's always been about maximizing profit.
Barking as loud as he can in the right-wing echo chamber, Bolton characterized the Obama response to the murder of American diplomats in Libya as "limp-wristed." What policy does Mr. Bolton embrace, with a firm, manly wrist?
Romney's trip abroad has demonstrated that his foreign policy operation is "bush league" in more ways than one. By now the entire world has gotten a chance to see that Mitt Romney is no foreign policy or diplomatic genius.
I'm disinclined to celebrate bin Laden's or anyone else's death. But the broader context is that Republicans have been criticizing Democrats for being weak on foreign policy for two generations, even when such criticisms were unwarranted. If those suggesting that Obama's conduct has been "unusual" are correct, then perhaps the Republicans have a point. But, should we blame him for inoculating himself against such accusations with the latest campaign ad? Let's look at how President Bush and other GOP spokespersons have talked about the death of U.S. enemies.
I have many differences with Romney, as well as Obama -- but today, Romney gets a salute from me for hiring Richard Grenell.
Bolton can hardly be said to have learned the error of his ways. For instance, according to a recent report in the Jerusalem Post, Bolton advised Tory delegates in Britain to press for a "pre-emptive strike" on Iran.
Uncritical support of Pentagon spending will make us weaker, not stronger. We need to get our fiscal house in order while still finding money to invest in the pillars of a strong economy.
It makes sense, and not just because it would save over $40 billion -- the Department's annual budget. That big building in Foggy Bottom near all the monuments can be turned into a Motel 6, making it a moneymaker rather than a revenue eater.
Shortly before the election of George W. Bush in 2000, then-NRA First Vice President Kayne Robinson boasted, "We'll have... a president where we work out of their office." Apparently, the NRA would do even better in a Newt Gingrich presidency.
Now may be the time for Obama, as well as leaders in Japan, South Korea, China and Russia, to offer trips to North Korea's political and military elite -- to show them what they could have if they engineered some shifts inside the regime.
It's February 13, 2013. It is 3 A.M. The phone rings in the President's bedroom -- it has an urgent sound.
At this point, there are only a few holdouts left on the sidelines, as most of the bigwigs (and some decidedly "smallwigs") have made their intentions known.