Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics. But guess what? The Republican House and the Democratic president actually came together on an issue.
A sea change has been taking place over the last decade that's been invisible to most Americans. Across the country, in big cities and small towns, police forces have been turning into armies. It's taken the events in Ferguson to blow things wide open.
People of faith must remember the suffering of those affected by American policy abroad. While the U.S. Congress refuses to count the dead, we can raise our voices on behalf of those who have been unjustly silenced.
The long-tail effects of chemical weapons continue to plague Iraq today, burdening a decimated health care system, and providing horrifying visual fodder for extremists who would incite hatred against the West.
It is for these reasons, including an unfortunate incident in which a chief of staff burst into the Senate dining room, forcibly insinuated himself between me and the member, and hurled the book against the wall, that the book bears this appearance.