Perhaps Obama might take a page out of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? What he needs to be a great leader are three things he has developed over the years of his public service.
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Last Sunday President-elect Barack Obama was asked whether he would seek an investigation of possible crimes by the Bush administration. "I don't beli...
Most of us have a presidential fantasy. Some of us long to transform the health care system. Some imagine the possibilities in humanitarian aid. Oth...
It would be wrong for an outgoing President who presided over disastrous... enterprises like the torture program to unilaterally slam the door on all future investigations into that conduct.
The letter in defense of Eric Holder is a classic articulation of the idea that the President is a unitary executive. It also happens to be essentially right.
Reid expressed willingness to negotiate. But when he and Burris meet, it is Burris who will be in the stronger position, Reid who must yield lest his illicitness become too apparent to the public.
The recent upset and political theatre over the appointment and seating of the Junior Senator Rolland Burris (D-Ill) made me cringe. As I sat and watc...
Happy New Year 2009!
Because I've always felt it is more amusing to make new year's resolutions that others should follow, today's Friday Talking Poin...
During a Fox News segment, Cheney calmly claimed that the president is not bound by law during times of war. Allow that thought to sink in for a moment before continuing your day.
It was refreshing to see Joe Biden refuse to take the diplomatic route about Dick Cheney's preposterous statements on -- where else? -- Fox News Sunday.
Warren's selection is a thumb in the eye of every lesbian and gay citizen, and an insult to kind and decent Americans who believed that Obama's presidency was the beginning of a new era.
The Illinois Supreme Court has just rejected what was in essence a coup attempt by the state Attorney General, which would have installed the Lt. Governor in Blagojevich's place.
Let's start with this premise: Equal treatment under the law. That is what the U.S. Constitution guarantees, and that is what we, as Americans, agre...
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, or the repeal of Prohibition. Tonight, throughout the land, patriots shal...
Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...
I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.
At first glance it defied credulity that the... Chicago Tribune would do something as screwball as giving any credence to the issue of whether... Obama is really a U.S. citizen or not.
if there is to be any change, it is going to be brought about by us, "we the people," not the politicians. No president, no congressman and no judge can do what you can.
A start and end point should be the 31 Bush executive orders that deal with Iraq and the terrorism war.
By passing Prop 8, the California electorate may well now have violated parallel guarantees contained in the United States Constitution. We have been here before.
I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...
Obama must secure "a new birth of freedom" for the 21st century, push the Supreme Court to enforce the text and history of the Reconstruction Amendments, and nominate Justices who will do the same.
Emails saying absolutely anything about a candidate could not only be sent anonymously, but whoever sends them would actually be allowed to break any sort of anti-spam laws to do so.
We docked the ship on shore. We're back to normal now. We have re-established the fundamental building blocks of Western civilization -- we have our foundation underneath us.
the very survival of the species may depend on whether we make the right decisions in the next decade. Dramatic? Hell yes, it's dramatic.
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