D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.
We owe it to the countless veterans, families, and Americans who have been touched by our wars to be honest with each other about the true costs of war before we send our best and brightest off to war again.
The big news in Washington "journalism" circles this week was not the side issue of "did Obama personally come up with the sequester idea?" but the side-side issue of "did Obama personally take Bob Woodward out to the woodshed and beat him mercilessly with a tire iron?" Or something like that...
The actions of Amgen and its cronies on Capitol Hill show who the real takers are -- not those who look to government for support in old age and hard times but the ones at the top whose avarice and lust for profit compel them to take as much as they can at the expense of everyone else.
Across the nation, drivers illegally pass stopped school buses 13 million times each year; in Iowa, 138,600 times every year. If we cut that number, we'll reduce the number of children killed and injured by reckless drivers.
As someone with truck driving experience, I have a deep respect for the profession. We must do everything that we can to ensure that trucking companies don't force their drivers to drive long hours with few breaks to sleep and rest.
Our nation's longest war began with a clear goal of disposing of Osama Bin Laden, those responsible for the 9/11 attacks, and anyone who harbored them. Ten years on, we've accomplished our mission. It's time to end our involvement in Afghanistan and declare victory.
Most of us -- if we're lucky -- meet a handful of people in our lifetime who change the way we look at life, and the way we think about ourselves. Andrew Connolly is one of those people who changed my life.
Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.
Right now, the United States has an addiction to foreign oil -- an addiction that is not only crippling our economy, but is also funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign governments and corporations.
Sixteen hours of traveling, endless delays, torrential rains -- to most travelers, this sounds like the Trip from Hell. For me, it was a trip I'll never forget, and it will always be the best Friday the 13th of my life.