There is almost nothing to which a person aspires that can be gained without compromise. The American people do not need to be made afraid of contrariness, or impassioned dissent, or of cooperation. That is a fear that will surely scuttle our democracy from within.
John and Adams Patriot explain Christianity, Ronald Reagan, gays, Obama's America, pizza delivery, guns and their lust for Liz Cheney.
Shrum & Reagan debate why some survive scandal (Jefferson, Clinton) while others don't (Hart, Edwards). And there's unanimity that Morsi ouster is least worst option for Egypt, U.S., Democracy. And: Can Hillary be too old if Dutch wasn't?
With so many good titles taken -- Heart of Darkness for one -- what will Dick, Liz and Dr. Pulse call their future bestseller?
"We're the 99%" has helped shift media and public attention back to inequality and jobs. Matalin and Rosen debate whether it's more a hippie flash mob or Paris '68... and will the killing of al-Awlaki mean more Drones by more nations? Then: Slutwalks.
Mr. Cheney, with all due respect, this is a classic example of when and where actions speak louder than words, and certainly much louder than bluster.
A fair trial led to a stiff sentence, leaving the fear-mongers dumb. The folks in the Obama Administration should keep that in mind when they decide where to try KSM.
It seems that the hate-spewing hordes of 2010 have presented us with far more than the usual amount of arrogant ignorance, bald-faced bigotry, and brazen hypocrisy.
It would almost be funny that lawmakers give more credit to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Liz Cheney and alarmist Fox News anchors than to their own retired senior military leaders -- but only if the consequences weren't so serious.
If there were ever a time in America when compassionate voices are needed, now is that time. Elizabeth Edwards had compassion for children, health care, equal rights, the poor, and ending war.
The Ghailani case is significant because it's been viewed as a test of whether the civilian court system can handle the cases of another 35 Guantanamo Bay detainees slated for trial. I'd say that it just passed that test with flying colors.
A fear- and vengeance-driven post-9/11 mentality could yet become the done deal it is in Liz Cheney's mind.
Liz Cheney may be right that excluding a witness derived by torture will make the government's case against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani more difficult. But in the end, a fair trial will do far more to defeat al Qaeda than will foregoing justice altogether.
Most people don't even realize it, but one of the most dangerous terrorists in US custody has been quietly appearing in a U.S. federal court in downtown Manhattan for pretrial hearings for weeks now.
John Bolton and Martin Peretz, in undermining America's core values of a big-tent approach to accommodating and absorbing other societies, are not performing a patriotic duty.
As a boy growing up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium I would wonder what was "Gigantic" about the Giants or "Brave" about the Braves. At a point in tim...