3:25 pm April 9, 2014 | No Comment
By the turn of the 21st century, it was clear that a new approach to the use of American power to protect our national interests and values was necessary. At the risk of some over-simplification, by the end of former President George W. Bush’s second term, essentially two lines of thinking had emerged. On the more »
12:39 pm March 13, 2014 | No Comment
The Washington Post’s five-column headline on Tuesday was: “Prosecutors: Vincent Gray Knew.” Note that the word “allege” is not in the headline. The top federal prosecutor, DC US Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., is quoted at a press conference as asserting the fact — before trial — that District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew more »
4:27 pm February 28, 2014 | No Comment
Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to former President Clinton, was featured in a news profile over the weekend, about him becoming a teacher in religion and politics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Northwest Washington as he earns his degree there. Some people might have been surprised by this turn toward faith and to more »
1:11 pm February 17, 2014 | No Comment
“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” These words of the more »
12:10 pm February 6, 2014 | No Comment
It seems the pundits and polls in our town and on cable TV looking to fill the time can’t get over the apparently irresistible temptation to blame Hillary Clinton for ... well, just about everything.
11:45 am January 7, 2014 | No Comment
A lot of people credit Al From and the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) with making a significant contribution to saving the Democratic Party from virtual political extinction at the end of the 1980s — at least in competing for the presidency. From reminds us in his recently published memoir, “The New Democrats and the Return more »
6:51 pm December 26, 2013 | No Comment
The Muslim Brotherhood, which was declared a "terrorist" organization Wednesday, is Egypt's oldest and largest Islamist movement.
3:52 pm December 5, 2013 | No Comment
(This is the first of two columns on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recently announced new initiative for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project”) Almost 20 years ago, in September 1995, America’s first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, took the podium at the fourth annual United Nations Women’s more »
2:37 pm November 22, 2013 | No Comment
The first argument used against the legislation was ideological. Conservative opponents called it socialistic because it allowed government to force individual Americans to take money from their own funds to pay for the benefits of other Americans who are less well off and can’t afford to pay themselves.
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