There is almost nothing to which a person aspires that can be gained without compromise. The American people do not need to be made afraid of contrariness, or impassioned dissent, or of cooperation. That is a fear that will surely scuttle our democracy from within.
The White House has made cybersecurity one of its top priorities, topping off its efforts with an Executive Order that set out to do many things, including establishing a "Cybersecurity Framework" that would set forth basic measures companies could take to protect themselves from a range of cyber-attacks.
Mr. President, you are finally doing it, and in the process you are making a strong statement to the world. But even as I applaud you, I present you with a question: Why the heck did it take you so long? And more importantly, cannot you do more?
That first time, one of our signs read, "We love you Mr. President. Please put gun control on the agenda."
What have we learned 10 years after the largest blackout in U.S. history? Well, for one thing, solar power and other renewables are more important than ever when it comes to our nation's energy security and grid reliability.
Just a few years after Carter's installation, Ronald Reagan took down the solar panels and cut federal support for renewable energy. Now it seems like the adventure might be underway again.
Sometimes you need a flowchart to understand all the connections between public figures in Illinois. That certainly could be useful in the case of the suit filed by Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan against Gov. Pat Quinn.
It's about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality, told from a black man's perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (aka the film industry) so long to do the right thing?
Under Clinton and now Kerry, the State Department has developed a wide range of religious engagement efforts that paved the way for the Office of Faith-based Community Initiatives.
The American public now knows, courtesy of Edward Snowden, the meaning of "consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties," as defined by the NSA and President Barack Obama.
The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.
When I was in junior high school in Lincoln, Neb., and living on a nearby military base, there was, in the same school, a local kid -- a townie -- who...
It's up to the next SBA Administrator to champion America's small businesses, keep the ball rolling, and make good decisions that will improve the SBA and do more to help small business owners succeed, grow, create jobs, and help our economy continue its recovery. Who will be the new face of the SBA?
This morning, President Obama nominated Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, to be the Customs Commissioner. Kerlikowske has been an unimaginative drug czar, often invisible. His departure is good news for drug policy.
Little about Washington surprises me, but one thing I could not figure out is why President Obama wants Larry Summers as Fed Chair when Summers is the worst possible candidate for the job, except maybe for Alan Greenspan?
We, the American Muslims are struggling to identify the right posture: Boycott, and you sever a diplomatic tie; attend, and you are seen as endorsing a policy.