We ought to think about the cultural roots of the budget crisis in Washington. The political left says the shut down is all about an ideological tantrum of a handful of Republicans. But let's be honest. The gentleman in the White House, our president, is as hard-core in his ideological dispositions as any Tea Partier
Let's get clear about the political realities behind the budget impasse in Washington and the government shutdown. The Tea Party is not the problem.
Compromise is meant for those competing interests. Not for the core principles of the country that the constitution exists to protect and secure.
According to Brooks, Cruz is not a "normal" Senator who sees himself in Congress to form alliances and pass legislation. Rather, per Brooks, Cruz is more a "media protest person."
Whether we are talking about respect of one nation for another, or respect of one individual for another, nothing undermines respect more than duplicity – saying one thing and acting differently.
An important new book has recently been published which addresses the question of global poverty, but does so by provoking the reader to also consider our own nation and demand that we better understand ourselves and the wellsprings of our own success
One potential benefit that can come from last week's March on Washington 2013, which commemorated the 1963 civil rights event, is the various data publicized about the current state of affairs of black America vis a vis the rest of the country.
Looking over the program for the coming festivities in Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington, and Dr. King's famous August 28, 1963 "I have a dream" speech, it's hard to not feel sober about the whole thing.
The purging of Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin from performing at a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech should serve as yet another wakeup call to black Christians in America.
Mainstream Republican politicians are cringing at the proposal of tea party Senators – Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) – that upcoming legislation to appropriate funds for operation of the federal government be held hostage on condition that Obamacare funding is withheld.
In a poll done by Gallup earlier this year, the biggest complaint lodged against the Republican Party was "inability to compromise," specially on the abortion issue.
Barack Obama went to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois this past week to re-articulate his vision for the American economy and to re-assure the American people that, yes, he knows what he is doing.
Why, when there is no question that nothing has created more wealth and eradicated more poverty than capitalism, do left wing politicians hate it so much?
Amidst the dense fog and hot air blowing around concerning what the Republican Party should be about, which is really just a sub-heading of the bigger issue regarding what America should be about, a new voice of clarity has emerged.
A Fourth of July Gallup poll presented an interesting picture about our country. Americans overwhelmingly express pride in being American, yet the division is wide and deep about what being an American means.
The Book of Proverbs, part of biblical canon, once a vital part of American culture, tells us: "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."
The House passed an historic piece of legislation last week that prohibits late term abortions, but President Obama was no where to be found.
Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party can attract black voters need only looks south to Louisiana.
The annual Trustees Report for Social Security has just been issued and the news is that there is no news. Social Security is on its way over a fiscal cliff – what we hear every year when the report is issued.
One target of convenience in this round of "never let a crisis go to waste" is New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte.
Some 25 years ago I changed my life. I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a Republican. I didn't become a Republican because of what the party looked like. I became a Republican because of what the party stood for.
With the convictions in in the case against abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell – three counts of murdering live babies and one count of involuntary manslaughter – abortion is back in the national discussion.
Put me down as happy to see former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford coming back to Washington. He just handily defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a special election for a House seat he himself once held.
In 1854, Abraham Lincoln confronted America's first "pro-choice" Senator, Stephen Douglas, in a speech in Peoria, Illinois. "Choice" then was about slavery, not abortion.
The trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, facing the death penalty for the deaths of four infants and one woman in his clinic, is over. America has moved on.