Almost daily, we are bombarded with assertions bordering on the theological that budgetary profligacy, escalating health care costs, and an aging population will inevitably lead to a day of "fiscal reckoning."
With the White House and congressional leadership supporting unconstitutional abuses threatening the very fabric of our society, the Constitution appears to have few friends left in our nation's capital.
The recent revelations that employees of the Federal Air Marshal Service accuse supervisors of widespread corruption and mismanagement is nothing new. It's an old story made new by the botched terrorism attack of Christmas Day.
The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Defense Review is focusing on military problems in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq, rather than addressing the civilian mission of supporting good governance and poverty reduction.