Anyone who thought New York's role in the GOP presidential race ended with the termination of Trump's phony-baloney candidacy was obviously wrong.
The cast of GOP presidential candidates -- now there's a horror -- has led Congressman Peter King to suggest that Giuliani needs to enter the race. Wow. It's enough to make you want to take another look at Donald Trump.
The Obama administration got bin Laden through persistent intelligence gathering and well-coordinated military action. But now right-wing ideologues are trying to argue that the key to the success was torture.
We know, don't we, that it wouldn't take more than minutes for the photos to move to t-shirts, to poster art, to mouse pads, to coffee mugs. The president thinks we're better than that. Take it as a compliment.
It's been a hell of a binge, hasn't it? Now it's hangover time. When the hangover ends, that's when the questions usually begin: Will we finally honor those "everyday heroes" we keep hearing about?
It's a shame it takes a tragedy of the magnitude of 9/11 or the death of a murderer for us to find common ground. While I know today's shared joy will be fleeting and tomorrow's grind will shake us back to reality, it will fuel the optimist in me for years to come.
Many of the names are familiar. Maybe you've seen their faces before, or maybe you're hearing about them for the first time. But all of them are obstructing the immigration reform that Americans want, need, and deserve.
While the public attacks against Muslims on Capitol Hill grow more shrill by the day, the soft terror suffered by workers in our neighborhoods carries a much more dangerous tone.
Republican overreach is in the air. You can see it, smell it, taste it everywhere, as you have in years past. And the only surprise is that is that it happened so quickly this time around.
Earlier this month, a U.S. congressional committee heard Melvin Bledsoe share the story of his son's conversion ("brainwashing," he called it) to Isla...
At no point does the issue of national security justify indiscriminate protests against the building of mosques or the protesting of Muslims engaging in their constitutional rights of prayer and worship.
Recent hearings of Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY) on the radicalization of American Muslims represent a growing campaign to discredit Muslims, witnessed mo...
So what was missing from Rep. Kings hearings? A little thing I like to call: Facts.
The recently held Congressional hearing about Muslims in America returns us to the question of whether "Islam is peace" or a religion that promotes hate and violence. Islam -- like all other religions -- can be read both ways.
I find it extraordinary that two people growing up hundreds of years ago, living in worlds far apart in nearly every way, saw the answer to our modern ills in the exact same way.
Maybe only a wild and crazy congressman would hold hearings on this subject, one so sensitive that King has been verbally stoned for daring to raise it.