One way Republicans have used their "two word sound bites" to besmirch Democrats' patriotism and "American-ness" is to accuse us of having "San Francisco values".
It's easy to forget that the very passage of the Affordable Care Plan was something of a miracle -- defying a century of defeat by the same forces that are working to repeal it now.
In a move that can only be described as picayune and small-minded, a program designed to make the House cafeteria greener has been eliminated.
Whether Members of Congress choose to believe Petraeus' reassurances over the assessments of the U.S. intelligence community could prove decisive in the July drawdown of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
Imagine someone with the bluntness of the George Carlin, the wardrobe of the Kinsey Sicks, and the following of Dame Edna and you'll get an idea of what kind of social catalyst Pieter-Dirk Uys became for South Africans.
It's time the Democrats recognize that the GOP has declared war on them and their core constituencies. The cower and cave strategy has never worked in the past, and it won't work now.
In exchange for $4 billion, House Republicans have agreed to postpone a vote on a budget that would effectively dismantle the federal government, giving Democrats two weeks to go out and find some balls.
As a Democrat and a liberal, I used to worry about the party becoming ineffectual. Like others, I urged party members to man up, talk tough, avoid fal...
V is for Vice President Joe Biden, who's turning out to be the anti-Dick Cheney
John Boehner is having a rough week, but the real fight within the Republican Party has only just begun.
I wish Jane Harman well and congratulate her on her new post at the Wilson Center -- but I think it's also fair to lament some fronts where the nation will be worse off for her departure.
Women candidates must show a winning combination of competence, clarity, efficiency, and decisiveness. But it's rare for the public to view women in politics as both likeable and competent.
John Boehner stayed in D.C. to play politics at a GOP dinner rather than attend the memorial of the victims of Jared Lee Loughner. That is a moment of news theater that Fox viewers eat up.
Slow down America. Slow down. There is no finish line awaiting the fastest to pass judgment. There is no prize for the swiftest rebuke of political...
And he is off and running as governor of California. Again. The first week of Jerry Brown's governorship told us a lot, and set the stage for the second week, in which a hellacious state budget proposal is dominating.
Like all of you I remain shaken, sad, and yes angry, yet I continue to remain optimistic about the future of our country and hope you will too. We have already seen some reasons to remain hopeful.