Bayh's decision to pack it in, after 12 years, is a loss to his party, and even more to his country. Most of all, it's a withering rebuke to Congress, which seems to have lost the knack for governing.
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I'm probably not going to get around to joining the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps or the armed services anytime soon. I have a career to consider. So -- and I'm talking to you here government -- I want you to force me.
Like it or not, abortion is a legal medical procedure and a decision that has to be left to doctors and families. Why are women being singled out and denied coverage, even through private plans?
The latest tempest involved New York's 23rd Congressional district, where the Republican candidate was forced out of the race because of her positions on gay and abortion rights.
In a recent New York Times piece, David Brooks divided the electorate into liberals, conservatives and independents. This view mistakes a lack of party affiliation for ideological innocence.
Right now, the President may appear to have a meager stack of chips in front of him, but it's because his entire bankroll is in the pot. And as it turns out, he's holding a couple of aces.
As a Republican, I favor limited government. But the Republican senators who voted against the anti-rape measure ignored common decency and basic human rights.
The GOP cannot even claim credit for bringing the bills to the middle of the road -- the Democrats are hogging all of it. And that is a good thing, despite what some may think.
Barack Obama has tried to make the GOP happy. He appointed Republicans to high posts, expanded the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and never pushed for a single-payer health plan
So-called "centrists" are far from the center of the health care debate. They are, in fact, out of touch and out of the mainstream -- like the rest of their conservative brethren.
Steele can perch that white hard hat atop his head, but he's going to have to labor at learning some hard philosophical lessons before becoming a real steelworker, a true union man.
An American list of the top 100 intellectuals was dominated by Muslims in the top 10; the only other American list dominated by Muslims is the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
There is little doubt that the country has made a political left-turn, leaving opportunistic moderates from both parties scrambling to find their cherished middle.
The Iowa decision illustrates that progress is possible when principled people on the left and right set aside their cultural preferences, and examine their beliefs at a deeper level.
Swingers are the moderate middle. They don't vote based on the tiny letter next to a candidate's name. They vote based on the policies that person puts forth.
On both values and issues, moderates line up with liberals to form a strong majority that isolates conservatives. Conservatives have had their day. This is a center-left, not a center-right nation.
Much will be made of McCain's "mistakes" in his campaign, as conservatives will seek to blame his performance for their shrinking minority status, to shift blame away from their own policies.
If tomorrow's results follow the polls, the United States will have an extraordinary opportunity simultaneously to close the book on what is probably ...
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