There are too many drumbeats building up behind some form of military action in Syria, and the tempo of those drums is reaching a nearly hysteric level. That incessant thundering drive is drowning out the public's sensible questions.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't a large number of Americans already paid -- with their lives -- to bring freedom from zealous theocracy to the oppressed people of Afghanistan? Allow me to introduce just one.
The Tea Partiers have found their candidate. And in these times, where the Tea Party goes, as the debate ceiling debacle showed showed the world, so goes the Republican Party. Republicans, say hello to your nominee: Newt Gingrich.
Mr. Obama said that extending Republican custody of his balls through 2012 "was like the Holy Grail for them, but I'm keeping my eyes on the North Star," adding, "I have no idea what any of that means."
The Obamas' redecoration of the Oval Office is very cautious, neutral, inoffensive, neither one thing nor the other -- the Audacity of Taupe. But I applaud the switch from flowers to a bowl of fruit on the new coffee table.