Conservatives with long memories had to laugh at the recent New York Times front-page headline: "Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in GOP's 'Civil War.'"
WASHINGTON - Most Americans of a certain age grew up hearing the adage: "Behind every great man is a great woman," or some variation thereof.
WASHINGTON - Two things are often said in this town: "A day is a year in politics." And, "It's all about 2014."
WASHINGTON - In the matter of the (Washington) Redskins.
"We've got to get the Rockefeller Republicans out of the party," a fellow told me in Minnesota recently.
We Americans like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. But is this claim true?
"Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed (at) African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way, 'Redskins' can't possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term.
LOOMINGTON, Ind. - It would be very unwise to "pull the plug" on electric car subsidies at this time. Without the subsidies, the auto industry would be forced by unavoidable regulation to sell electric vehicles at huge financial losses.
WASHINGTON - If government actually could mandate innovation, we could all fill up our cars with garden hoses.
WASHINGTON - State universities and community colleges should offer free tuition to all students who academically qualify for admission.
WASHINGTON - Skyrocketing college tuition threatens educational opportunity in America.
WASHINGTON - Medieval doctors bled their patients with leeches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help.
WASHINGTON - Walkouts and protests by fast-food workers demanding higher wages and collective bargaining rights began last November and spread to 60 cities nationwide at the end of August.
WASHINGTON - The Affordable Care Act should be defunded - even the president concedes it's not ready for prime time.
WASHINGTON - Sixteen million Americans who haven't access to medical care are eagerly awaiting the Oct. 1 start of the Affordable Care Act, and now Republicans and a few willy-nilly Democrats are saying, "No, it's not perfect, let's defund it and start over."
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.
WASHINGTON - Baghdad called President Barack Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.
Does the president think the world is a TV show?
I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons.
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