The following video was found intact in a cave at the northwest end of the Dead Sea in 2012. It appears to be a conversation between Brian Of Lamb, the host of Scroll Notes, who was considered the finest interviewer of the first century A.D., and St. Paul, the father of modern Christianity.
If she were alive today, my mother would be saying "I told you so!" Known as Grandma Helen to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and "Dr. Frank" to her psychotherapy patients, she zeroed in on the sore points, told it like it was, and challenged authority at every turn.
I fell in love with politics as a kid when I first heard the soaring cadence of John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech when he was nominated for President in 1960. I became a political junkie right then and there.
While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.
After my son was born and I brought him home from the hospital, I looked at my surroundings with new eyes. Everything seemed dirty and dangerous. All I could see was a world that held out potential harm.
Let's face it, arm-twisting and backroom deals are a big part of how your legislative sausage gets made. So, in November, C-Span sent Boehner a letter in which they offered to improve that. He has, however, chosen to decline.