The cruel act of terrorism that targeted innocent spectators and marathon runners in Boston on April 15th 2013 has called out the "Elephant in the room." It raises the question of how a democracy such as ours should confront the perpetrators of terrorism, whether foreign, or domestic?
What is it with the repeated attempts by "conservative" candidates and politicians to make all of the right look stupid and ignorant, whether it is Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock's vile statements on rape and pregnancy or the latest misuse of the word "Holocaust"?
Last week as the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama's landmark legislation the Affordable Care Act, a familiar drama was playing out on the steps of the High Court.
In 1776, had the American revolutionaries tried the Barack Obama approach of "reaching out" in a spirit of "cooperation" with the Tories and the British Crown there never would have been a United States of America in the first place.
Most Americans can surely agree that Congress, as much as possible, should be unconstrained by incentives that compel it to behave differently than would a representative sample of Americans, coming together to try to do what's best for our country.
There is a real need to improve civics education in our nation's schools, one that should be taken seriously. Constitution Day is worthy of celebration; let's help schools do so in a positive, productive manner.
As many of us believe that our nation has come to another moment of crisis in its capacity to govern, some of us believe we must begin to talk through whether fundamental reform through a convention will be required.