Let's reach an agreement, more universally embraced and with a deeper commitment than before, with clear consequences if breached, of how we want to live together with the existence of chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
A Morning Joe discussion with Kevin Williamson about his recent National Review piece on President Eisenhower and his moderate temperament (relative to today's GOP) ended with a disagreement he had with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki over when the South turned Red.
We should commend leaders -- President Truman was the icon -- who boldly acknowledge that the buck stops at their desk. Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive in the extreme to insist on "I Am Always Responsible" as the standard by which leaders should be held to account or forced to confront.
As I watch the new PBS series, "Makers: The Women Who Make America," which kicked off Feb. 26th, I am reminded of my encounter with one of those makers, Gloria Steinem, in the election battleground state of Ohio last fall.
The Obama administration now has an opportunity to reposition the Energy Department as a force for national energy independence, an economic force for national security, and as a monitor and sponsor of rational energy pricing thereby husbanding a mighty engine of economic growth.
Now that everyone either favors the Dream Act, or critiques the president for not pushing it when it would have been demagogued to smithereens as it had been before, perhaps we can test whether the grand "Kumbaya" moment has arrived. Bring the Dream Act to a vote.
By taking decisive action where it needs be taken and where he has the clear authority to act and hold appointees accountable, Obama can do much to bring back to the presidency the respect it once held.
What gays and lesbians are looking for -- and will be marching for on Sunday -- is nothing special, and that's exactly the point. It's what every other American already has: equal treatment under the law