As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, as with every previous anniversary, we find ourselves once again trying to make sense of that unprecedented event; once more trying to find a fitting and worthy way to commemorate the tragic anniversary.
America is a nation of Great Generation citizens, a lost generation of workers and a failed generation of self-centered and small-minded operators in business, government and finance who appear incapable of leading.
Being a registered Independent is a practical, tangible way to declare our independence from poisonous partisanship; it can also be an opportunity to consciously reaffirm our allegiance to Christ in all things.
A political firestorm erupted in the tiny rural hamlet of Fancy Farm, Kentucky, last weekend when a scandalous speech delivered by Governor Steve Beshear received universal approbation from political insiders and the capital press corps.
Though the debt ceiling may ultimately be lifted in time, the GOP leadership's crippling deficit of service will be felt as long as those we elect to represent the public interest continue to treat our most dire threats as just another partisan game.
Judicial independence depends upon the public's confidence that the federal judiciary is something more than a third political branch. Correspondingly, judicial independence has never been more imperiled than it is today.
When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?
How lunatic-fringe do the House Republicans have to be before President Obama starts calling them out? These cuts have nothing to do with reasonable fiscal policy -- they are pure ideological retribution against government.
If I want to watch a movie now, I just search and download or stream on Netflix. My browsing is limited to the genres "end-of-the-world" and "suburban dysfunction," which Netflix says are my favorites.