Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas regards himself as a compassionate conservative in his state, despite his critics, and with good cause. He wants to stem the high recidivism rate of ex-felons by working with faith-based re-entry programs as a way to not only help former inmates, but shore up a lagging state budget. From a government standpoint, [...]
One good thing about the mainstream media following a non-story like Sarah Palin mangling the midnight ride of Paul Revere, is that it gives us all an opportunity to revisit an interesting tale from American History.
The Democratic senator from Virginia describes the strategy of the bi-partisan “gang of six” that he helped organize to tackle the deficit crisis.
Remember in 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was running for governor, how a bunch of women came forward saying he’d groped them and otherwise behaved in a matter unbecoming of a public figure (or a decent human being)? Turns out they may not have been Democrat shills after all. Hunh. I was living in California at [...]
Princeton professor and “intellectual provocateur” weighs in on the recent controversy sparked by his critique of President Obama.
Why didn’t we capture bin Laden and bring him to trial? Why answer violence with violence? Join the discussion.
Counter-terrorism expert and former White House advisor Richard Clarke discusses U.S. reaction to bin Laden’s death and today’s decision not to release photos.
Faith and politics is about as old as the U.S. itself. Time and again, individuals seeking office will campaign on issues ranging from taxes and education to free markets and welfare. Yet, no one issue gets more attention from voters than a candidate’s personal faith. One man seeking to share his faith with potential voters is Newt [...]
While it’s easy to say that the underlying issue of the ‘birther’ movement is racism, that’s beside the point and not a very useful discussion.
Award-winning investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill weighs in on the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death, including whether it will turn a page in U.S. dealings with Afghanistan and Pakistan.