The Republican Party most loudly proclaims its deep allegiance to our founding document. Yet in recent years, the leaders of the GOP have engaged in an assault on our constitutional system in ways unprecedented in American history:
How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.
When Colin Powell or other military leaders look at the Romney campaign and find that more than a third of the national security advisors come from a single conservative think tank, maybe they fear a disastrous replay of the past decade.
We've seen so many definitions of terrorist in the last few years, it can be hard to keep them straight. So I suppose it's understandable when someone like Rep. Peter King from New York can't remember what the word means anymore.
Today's editorial in the Washington Post is a sad reminder that some of the journalists who enabled the ill-conceived war in Iraq and facilitated the smear of two American citizens are still alive and well in Washington, D.C.
Bush's best option was to use this autobiography to certify who we already knew him to be. Of course, this wouldn't have worked amidst the vapors of Hope and Change. But in today's political climate, it certainly does.
George Bush calls the controversy that followed the publication of my op-ed "What I Didn't Find in Africa" a "massive distraction." But nowhere does he acknowledge that the "distraction" was self-invented.
It's unsurprisingly hypocritical for Richard Painter, who was in the thick of some of Bush era political chicanery in Rove's West Wing, to attack Obama and use his administration as the poster-child for partisan opportunism.