Let's return to the democratic values our country was founded on and stop penalizing the Dixie Chicks for preserving their belief, however unpopular at the time, that the Iraq War and the violence it caused was un-American.
Born at the dawn of the Reagan era, Millennials were the first generation to be fully subjected to the all-out assault of the idea that we take care of each other in this country. Some of us are the parents of Millenials, and we wonder: who will fight with them, and for them?
As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?
Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is now the conservative Party.
When people repeat the myth about the courageous steps Ronald Reagan took to fight inflation, don't buy it. Instead tell them about Carter's record for which you can cite data from the Fed itself and legislative chapter and verse.
America has lost the recipe for true prosperity. We've forgotten that a healthy economy depends upon steady consumption by working Americans. We've decided to ignore the chasm between the rich and poor.
Neither Reagan nor Clinton (Bill, at least) will occupy the Oval Office again. But it might be worth thinking about what made them successful when we choose their future successors.
The latest episode in this most uneven of Mad Men seasons, "A Tale of Two Cities," was actually a good one. Coming just a week after the least viewed episode since 2009, and just as I was thinking it might be time for a pithy 400 or 500 words on the show jumping the shark, it was a welcome arrival.
Throughout history many politicians have dealt with being baited by their adversaries and the media in very different ways. Those that have seen the bigger picture, kept their head about them and invoked a sense of humor in the right instances have always ended up in a stronger position.
Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate Obama's speech refuting Bush-Cheneyism on terrorism. Was it transformational or largely rhetorical? No more treating local thugs as UBL? And despite Noonan's & Will's best efforts to blur Obama & Nixon, 44 has the Teflon of 40.
Angela Davis is undeniably one of the more unique creatures to emerge out of the turbulent political waters of the latter part of the 20th Century. ...
... fill in the blanks: Teapot Dome, Watergate, Iran Contra, Lewinsky... Benghazi? You may have noticed that every time one erupts, it's compared in heinousness to the last really big one.
Even after multiple scandals all vying for the top headline throughout the week, over the weekend CNN reported poll numbers showing Obama currently enjoys 53 percent of the public's approval for the job he's doing. His numbers actually rose from the last time the poll was taken.
"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...
What happened to the party of Lincoln? To the party that abolished slavery and championed a woman's right to vote? To the party of Reagan who ended the Cold War and revitalized a moribund economy?
Now that a Guatemalan court has convicted General Erfrain Rios Montt of "genocide" maybe we can better come to terms with the history of the early 1980s when the Reagan Administration was determined to vanquish communism in Central America.