| Aug 30, 2014
Sometimes, you come across a quote or phrase that jolts your sensibilities. The words can be as deep and thought provoking as those supplied by Golda Meir below, or as mind numbingly ludicrous as those uttered by the Dartmouth College protesters of...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby horse —...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Like most Americans, the Ehrlichs celebrated the return of a captured U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. What parent would not possess a degree of empathy for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009?
A positive aspect...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Most Americans have probably tuned out of the latest inside-the-beltway debate about the Benghazi attack. That's probably because it isn't about the 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi at all but, at this point, has descended into...
| Jun 7, 2013
President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism.
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:51 AM
There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother.
The president's most important choice in this...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:44 AM
As a journalist, I'm a big believer in free speech, but also in the idea that bigotry and wrongdoing are fair game for scrutiny.
Regardless of your political leanings, it's fair to say that publicly ridiculing others in a confrontational and...
| Jan 25, 2013
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's swan song before the Senate and House committees on foreign affairs was in a sense a prelude to any future bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. It gave Republicans a last chance to cast her as an...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Whether Chuck Hagel and John Brennan are the ideal men to lead the Pentagon and CIA remains to be seen. We need the exercise of a through vetting in Senate confirmation hearings, and certainly an examination of the nominees' past statements and actions is...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Author's disclaimer: Today's piece may cause my center/right readers severe irritability, sleeplessness, and a strong desire to limit your cable television options to Fox. The antidote may not arrive until the midterm elections of 2014.
| Dec 24, 2012
| 4:00 AM
When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow?
I was in the room when, during the Democratic National Convention, civil rights hero...