I recently had a tussle on a comment thread of a Huffington Post article. First Lady Michelle Obama, as part of her "Let's Move" campaign, the article explained, had hosted a State Dinner for Kids at the White House.
I recently read, Eisenhower, The White House Years, by Jim Newton. In the past, I've read a lot of books about Eisenhower's life, especially his commanding role in the second world war. But, this is the first book I've read on his presidency.
I am happy to work with lawyers who understand that when government fails to do its job, whether it's for political reasons or just incompetence, you have to use all the legal tools at your disposal.
Here's a prediction about Christie's primetime keynote address tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He will not peep a word about one of the things that makes him such a unique member of the GOP: his strong support for solar energy.
Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.
Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.
Ultimately, we believe that everyone deserves a shot at achieving the American Dream. We know about many stories of young people who are working very hard to achieve the dream of getting a wonderful education, and finding great job or being an entrepreneur.
As we in recent days are being bombarded with Olympic images of the glorification of physically-pushed/exhausted "winners," I have a modest proposal for the next Olympics for NBC's sport broadcasts to the world.
This year, the biggest October Surprise might not have been a surprise at all -- Zero Dark Thirty, an Oscar contender released by Sony Pictures.
When I asked White House Press Secretary, "What city does this Administration consider to be the Capital of Israel?" many of my colleagues laughed nervously and Jay tried to move on. But the incident appeared on a number of sites within hours.
By claiming that "Obama started his presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office," Krauthammer used the Washington Post to further a conspiracy dating back to the days of Glenn Beck's chalkboard.
Through HASC's mission, I have found a way to make my Hinduness part of my American life, and to see that my religious heritage inspires innovative solutions for issues and challenges of the society I live in. I feel less isolated.
If one definition of "insanity" is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result then we, the CEOs of Congress, are nuts.
If our national motto is 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Trying," it seems like the latter is a lot more likely than the former if you're born poor.
Like yoga, your democracy doesn't have even a chance to work if you just lie there. It's also not realistic to expect politics to put its proverbial foot behind its head every time there's an election or a vote in a legislature. But change does indeed happen.