While ending America's wars sounds logical and direct, I am beginning to doubt I will ever see this in my lifetime, as long or short as it may be. The country has become inextricably engaged in these conflicts.
Mr. President, the advice you received on how to veto this bill was fatally defective. Yes, some of your predecessors have used this gambit, but it's an affront to the Constitution, it's unnecessary, and it thwarts the separation of powers.
I started blogging about our country's "legal" holidays out of concern that, for many, these days were just another day off. Well, it turns out that the Christmas federal holiday is actually just that, legally at least.
A change in leadership does not eliminate the need to examine our system and learn from our history, even when -- especially when -- our Department of Justice was corrupted to the point of sanctioning torture.
Although the Chicago handgun ban Supreme Court case involves interesting constitutional issues, even if Chicago loses, such a ruling is unlikely to prove a serious threat to state and local gun regulation across-the-board.
As Obama tasks our independent judiciary with trying more suspected 9/11 terrorists, count me among those who agree with Mayor Giuliani's first position on trying alleged terrorists in US courts: in the yes column