Prior to Ben Carson's comment to Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" that he "would not advocate putting a Muslim in charge of this country," the neurosurgeon and author had been listed as extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups around the country.
As a highly educated person, as a candidate for the presidency, and as someone who has co-authored, along with your wife Candy, a book titled A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties, you should have a more enlightened understanding of our nation's foundational document.
There is no ambiguity in Carson's statements during his Meet the Press interview on September 20. He's clearly stated his belief that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with the Constitution.
It's become an avalanche and it's ugly and frightening. It's the demonization of dissent - and it is a crisis we must address.
The made-up email 'scandal' has given the media plenty to talk about and Hillary definitely made mistakes handling it. Even her most ardent supporters wish she had laid out the entire issue clearly from the start.
Just days following the horrific killing of nine unarmed African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, aired a video on gun violence featuring only African Americans.
Its futility makes me so weary it's hard to type the question, but I'll type it anyway: Why do the elite Washington media, especially the influential Sunday morning shows, continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain?
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In today's political environment, what was once common sense now requires empirical evidence. Education, more than any single factor, allows individuals the ability to get better jobs and provide for themselves and their families.
Hillary Clinton is rumored to be putting her campaign team together, and she may announce her intention to run for president sooner rather than later. However, her handling of the controversy over her use of private emails while at the State Department has exposed one of her great weaknesses: transparency.
When you hear the common refrain about Americans hating Washington, they aren't talking about the city in general. Rather, they are referencing the politicians, lobbyists, campaign staffers, and the black-and-white, us-versus-them partisanship of U.S. politics.
It used to be that we heard negative speech and attack language only on talk radio the likes of Larry Elder and Rush Limbaugh. Now, that's the steady diet that the media doles out to Americans every day, from all news sources.
Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.
The Best Idea for 2014 was requiring police to wear body cameras. This idea was so good it actually cut across the lines of the protestors and the supporters of police. Many on both sides of that divide support the idea, for what boils down to the same reason: the camera doesn't lie.
Below is the original version of the Meet the Press interview before Cheney's people threatened Todd with a very cold, wet death if he didn't destroy it and re-interview him. Thankfully, Kim Jong-un's hackers were able to locate the original and make it public.
Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...