The tea party hasn't broken the Constitution -- it has broken our century-old two-party system of government. And there is a least one Founder who might have been pleased.
The "debt-limit" resolution purports to be something that it clearly is not -- a tool for shaping and redefining the nation's fiscal policy -- and, in reality, plays a totally nonsensical role.
In all the recent hype, little has been said about the forward-thinking, future-shaping Federal Circuit whose unique nature makes it diverse in its own right, regardless of the sexual orientation of its newest member.
This country cannot continue to lurch from crisis to crisis because one radical faction refuses to accept the results of an election. We need two parties that compete for votes at the ballot box and then, after the elections are over, act responsibly and get down to the business of governing.
Like the 777 point decline when House Republicans rejected the TARP, only to pass it a few days later, that may be what it takes to end this charade.
It takes up to seven years for a piece of negative information to be removed from your credit report. Even a single, innocent "late payment" to Saks can haunt you well into your adult life. Why this is is beyond me.
True leadership requires putting your state and nation ahead of yourself. It means having the courage to do what's right -- not what their party leaders tell them to. It means honoring our responsibilities -- especially to our military heroes, their families, our children and our seniors.
Republicans are unnervingly adept at convincing large swaths of the public that up is down, or that night is, in fact, day. They are attempting this right now, on a grand scale.
I went for a hike with my dogs on Tuesday, the first day of the dreaded government shutdown, and I have to say that it was the most glorious autumn day I've ever experienced in my 43 years of living in both New England and Colorado.
The project demanded his time and energy during a busy season in Kennedy's political career, but he relished the opportunity to immerse himself in one of his great loves: the study of history.
As the government shutdown continues, President Obama has decided to ignore House and Senate Republicans and focus his energy on bringing an end to the much more pressing battle between singers Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor.
As the partisan warfare in Washington continues over the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling, it is important to examine some of the deeper i...
People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.
As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.
Terrorism is politically motivated, and most gun violence in our nation is not. But when it comes to the impact of the easy availability of guns, it is hard to argue against the premise that we are being terrorized.