The Republican lawmakers who read the Constitution out loud as their very first act in the new Congress better bask in their Tea Party glow -- because they're not going to feel the love from Constitutional scholars.
If you are ending the year with anything less than a "Wow, what a year," then the change you really need to make this year is to enlist help and support to achieve your goals. Shared goals are more likely to happen.
The boast of American exceptionalism betrays ignorance of the Founding Fathers and the tarnished history of the United States. In any event, to overlook faults because other nations are more flawed is juvenile, and leads nowhere.
It is outrageous for any journalist, or respecter of what every American president has claimed is our inalienable, God-given right to a free press, not to join in Assange's defense on the WikiLeaks issue.
Americans revere business as a pillar of the country's individualistic democracy. But in a world requiring a decent if not dominant public sector, that means they'll get the government they deserve -- not the one they need.
Former President Bush has written his recollections and there have been conflicting accounts of what, exactly, they are. Let me try and clarify the distinctions between the various genres of autobiography.
The very first phrase of this nation's defining document, the Bill of Rights, says: "Judaeo-Christian? Not a chance." It is the humanistic liberalism of America's Founders that still enraged the neo-Puritan GOP.