Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.
There is no reason to choose between progressive and conservative thought. Progressivism allows for purposive change from an unacceptable status quo; conservatism introduces caution. The mature country would embrace both.
Before long, you are on earth and in space, and feeling around your own brain, and your connection to the global history uncovered through anthropology and archaeology. Never will you be just a tourist at a World Heritage site, but a witness.
Last week I found a church to my liking -- of all places, a megachurch in the South on television. Or maybe I should say, a "congregation," because it included people of many faiths, including atheism.
The bafflement about Iran so widespread on the Left has a long history. It's a problem that has vexed several progressives and the recent summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran at the end of August only compounded the problem.
The Obama campaign has done a pretty good job of creating the impression that Mitt Romney, having walked through that doorway, quickly slammed it behind him. No doubt Romney would protest that it just ain't so. And he might very well be telling the truth.
There's a special ingredient in Tar Heel politics that the state's establishment have repeatedly ignored at their peril. Unique in Dixie, North Carolina has a populist tradition going back to the 1670s.
Americans are ambivalent and confused about many aspects of health care but not about preserving Medicare. But the whole country must take this bad idea seriously because the top of the Republican ticket advocates it.
This year marks the centennial of the birth of Bayard Rustin, one of the most significant yet ignored figures in U.S. history. Rustin was the brilliant strategist of the pinnacle event in U.S. protest politics.
In picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has given some small hope that the election will restore progressive thinking to its legitimate place in our political discourse. The lines are now drawn for a stark confrontation that the White House and Democrats cannot avoid.
Uncertainty abounds -- who will win the White House, who will dominate Capital Hill and what they will do once they get there. Still, we can make one judgment with confidence. Progressives will be the sure losers -- along with their hopes for a return to a humane society and responsive government.