WASHINGTON - Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office.
"Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy."
WASHINGTON - Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. And although retribution shall surely come in the fullness of time, a ballplayer can only wait so long.
WASHINGTON - About that stunning defeat.
Hillary Clinton's State Department memoir, "Hard Choices," has just come out, and who among us can contain their excitement?
WASHINGTON - So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.
WASHINGTON - What is it with Susan Rice and the Sunday morning talk shows?
Good for Rick Perry.
There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders.
WASHINGTON - The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life:
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people?
WASHINGTON - It is fitting that the day before President Barack Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya.
WASHINGTON - To hear tell, the mean ol' GOP is waging war on Michelle Obama and, brace yourself, America's children.
Editor's note: The following essay is by Woody Perry, 15, a 10th-grader at Dawson County High School whose effort placed first in his grade level in the Rotary Club's "Laws of Life" essay contest.
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, it finally happened - the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East.
Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one - Do you believe President Barack Obama loves America? - makes birthers seem witty.
I've been radicalized. By Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Goodbye moderation and sweet reason. No more clinging to constitutional and procedural restraint. It's time to go nuclear.
"Could this argument be any dumber?"
Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.
I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren't many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood didn't do so because they were anti-Semitic, but because "they had to fight somebody," as my dad put it. Today, such behavior would probably be called a hate crime.
There's a very 2001 feel to President Barack Obama's request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating sense that we'll be at war indefinitely.
As soon as the news broke Tuesday evening, anyone near a TV, radio or computer heard that three Muslim students were murdered near the University of North Carolina.
His secretary of defense says "the world is exploding all over." His attorney general says that the threat of terror "keeps me up at night."
By now everyone knows about his transgressions. If even only some of the reports are true, Brian Williams is a serial embellisher, a self-aggrandizing fabulist.
These are tough times for NBC's Brian Williams - and tougher times for journalism.
I knew foster parents were badly needed in Hall County when my husband and I signed up.
Everyone has an idea of what the role of parent means.
About one month after getting approved as foster parents, my husband and I got our first placement.
It's 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday, and my husband taps me.
We got the call at 3 p.m. on a Monday. Two little ones needed a home.
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