Labor unions, particularly those for public sector workers, have become such a popular punching bag that their membership might as well wear Everlast tags.
The Tea Partyers and members of Likud, including Benjamin Netanyahu, give no real alternatives to negotiated settlements other than war.
Unfortunately, whoever prevails in 2016 will face an America more bitterly divided than at any time in our recent past. The tangible damage of the right wing's malicious behavior over the last six years is to divide Americans by mainstreaming hate.
I hate that we are leaving such a mess to our children and grandchildren. Solution: Congress should stop acting like children and do their jobs.
Jeb Bush gets early style points for taking on his critics about his support for comprehensive immigration reform, perhaps realizing he has already lost the Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and Mark Levin talk radio primaries anyway.
I wrote a book about Obama's conception of American identity, as well as his depiction of our country's values and history. Although in my research I came across countless examples of him talking about America, I've never heard him do so in as profound a way as he did in Selma this Saturday. The president subtly rejected the Giuliani approach.
There's been a lot of talk lately about American exceptionalism. Who believes in it, who doesn't, why it matters and what it even means.
By and large, Americans have come to believe, although erroneously, that Patriotism is tantamount to support for the Constitutional system of government and the policies instituted by the government. In truth, an American Patriot can love his/her country while opposing the polices of the government.
The notion that Barack Obama doesn't "love America" is preposterous on its face. He loves this country enough to retain confidence that it can live up to its ideals, even when it has strayed furthest from them.
The reality is that Republicans really have no other choice than to stoop to character assassination, because if they are forced to run on actual ideas in 2016, they would not only lose the White House but Capitol Hill as well.
Well, the Republicans are, if anything, even more conservative now. They've also won back both the House and the Senate. After six years of the "game-changing" Barack Obama presidency, the game has changed, all right.
Rudy, oh dear Mr. Former Mayor, it seems that that you got it all wrong when you accused the president of not loving America. It's so hard to watch you spout such stuff because you were such a respected man.
The clear implication of the former mayor's comments is that, unlike President Obama, Giuliani is a patriot and loves America. However, examining his actions it is clear that Rudy Giuliani avoided every chance he had to be a real patriot and serve his country.
If only Rudolph Giuliani had learned the lesson from the Father of the Republican Party. As Abraham Lincoln said, "Better to be thought a fool and remain silent, than to speak and remove all doubt."
Apparently, it is somewhat difficult for the President's critics, who have not walked in his shoes or experienced his history to understand how you can love our country but still call on it every day to display equality, fairness and justice for all.
Why all the conservative fuss? While we admit that it's been a long time since we've taken any tests other than a breathalyzer, we took one of the "sample" AP tests online to see for ourselves. Liberal bias? Really?