Does a sharply divided America necessarily mean that no meaningful legislation can emerge from our political leaders on both sides of the aisle? I don't think so! What many people describe as the greatest political agreement in the history of the world came out of a deeply divided America -- the US Constitution.
The crisis of sexual assault on campus is very real, but likely not what you understand it to be. Some parents have conveniently brushed-off what has tragically escalated to a weekly flow of news stories about a rape at this college or that college.
I write this blog in reaction to a recent CNN blog. The article's main thesis is that vice presidents have a low success rate of winning an election, historically speaking. While true, this is a misleading statement, because of two important facts.
So what draws us to these shows especially at a time when the public has so much disdain for government? Why does there seem to be an inverse relationship between "approval ratings" of the shows and the real-life counterparts of their characters?
Will the Vice President run? I think so. Knowing him, I do not think he is ready to retire to private life; and, moreover, I don't think he should. His 42 years of public service to America are invaluable and we cannot afford to lose him -- either to retirement or the private sector.
In the spirit of it never being too early to speculate about 2016, did Bill de Blasio's big win in the NYC mayoral race just position him to be the next Democratic vice presidential nominee?
Whether one likes Joe Biden's politics or not, during the first 54 months of his vice presidency, he has built a record rivaled by few others on the modern political scene.
We live in an age where political parties as well as journalists and pundits are overly obsessed with the racial, ethnic, and religious lineage of a candidate both in terms of suitability and electability.
Here is our exclusive and nonexistent interview with Mr. Secured-Undisclosed Location himself (written, of course, in rhyming, Dick-ensian verse). Our one question to Cheney: "Why can't you just say you're sorry?"
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, with Charlie Rose here at 92y last week. In this cl...
If we are serious about electing a female president in this country, then we should first look at how we limit the role of the First Lady. Maybe if we allowed these women the opportunity to utilize all of their skills, then the role could better reflect that of today's modern American woman.
As Palin leaves her national audience on Fox News, though, we have to at least give her credit for her staying power. Even lefties, if they're honest, will admit that they're kind of going to miss Sarah. Granted, it's in a Nixonian "to kick around" sort of sense, but still.
I fondly recall learning to shoot a .22 rifle at Boy Scout camp oh those many years ago. I've had little direct experience with guns since then. But I do not write to you today as an anti-gun polemicist.
Others scratch their heads trying to come up with qualified names without falling back on the age-old habit of identifying a grey/white-haired lawyer, professor, banker man. The list does not go on and on and is pretty sparse at the moment. So why not try the purloined letter approach?
Paul Ryan was portrayed by many in the media as a "numbers whiz." Assuming that Ryan truly is a data-cruncher, one can't help wondering if he was aware of the historical data regarding the probability of ever becoming president after being on the losing side of a ticket.