We know the Republicans would like to forget how St. Eisenhower's prosperity was due in part to high corporate tax rates and massive spending on infrastructure. So what was it?
Workers whose freedoms are limited by their employers are serfs, not independent citizens. Allowing companies to limit their workers choices in this way undermines basic freedoms and indeed our democratic system.
Listening to Francis's focus on poverty and economic inequality, one cannot help but hear the echo of another man of the cloth who implored Catholics to fight for the poor and ultimately sacrificed his life for the cause.
If we aren't going to have a draft in any imaginable future, and if we aren't even going to enforce the Selective Service registration law -- the last prosecution took place in 1986 -- then it is time to get rid of draft registration.
History bends to the will of farsighted, strong leaders, not passive, sniping cynics. And eventually so will Iran. So stand aside cynics, there is a long road ahead and much work to be done.
Ron Reagan and David Frum debate whether ending filibusters over presidential appointments was a "power grab" or a pro-democracy move to reduce dysfunction? And is the Obamacare fight about health care or "the promise of liberalism"? Then: the Kennedys, the Reagans & assassination.
Both presidents have a severe lack of accomplishments to show for their presidencies, a fierce opposition from the opposing party, and a myth machine that continues to heroize them.
Today the president's poll numbers are down. Thirty years from now the word "Obamacare" will be right up there with the other things we take for granted as the bedrock of our civil society.
Bad polling numbers in the middle of a president's second term are not devastating or even very unusual, but they also cannot be ignored.
"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being rigged to benefit the already-wealthy and crush the hopes and efforts of the rest of us?
When corporations and administrations get in a fix, conventional wisdom is to pat down the negatives. (Rarely do they leverage them, but that's another story.) And if they're listening to crisis counselors, the other imperative is to get ahead of the bad news.
Regardless of your general disposition toward the president, let's make sure your anger isn't just a little bit misguided.
He is not the second coming of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or even Ronald Reagan; he's a candidate with a slim chance of becoming the next commander-in-chief. Here's why
Predictably, some pundits are drawing comparisons between President Obama's professed lack of knowledge of several major scandals -- IRS investigating...
Since coming to Washington in the 1970s, I have learned what qualities make a great leader: a genuine and authentic persona, an optimistic view of the future and a can-do attitude. With this week's resounding victory, Chris Christie has proved that New Jersey voters believe he has that.
When I was seven years old in the mid-'80s, Mom started taking my brother and me to Grace Bible Baptist Church and School in rural New Hampshire.