Election 2012

More Mission, Less Maintenance

In March of 1979, Pope John Paul II opened his first encyclical, Redemptor hominis, with these words: “The Redeemer of humanity, Jesus Christ, is the center...

Thwarted

Steven P. Millies In the months since the 2012 presidential election, much attention has focused on how Republican fortunes have shifted because of demographic...

The Tea Party's Ghost

The deficit that should concern us most right now has to do with time, not money. Money can be recouped. Time just disappears.And time is what Washington is wasting...

When Republicans Were Problem-Solvers

We interrupt this highly partisan and ideological moment with some contrarian news: President Obama is not the only politician who thinks that expanding access to...

Obama: The Audacity of Freedom

President Obama is a freer man than he has been at any point in his presidency. He is free from the need to save an economy close to collapse, from illusions that...

Rebranding vs. Rethinking

Rebranding is trendy in the Republican Party.Rep. Eric Cantor gave a major speech on Tuesday to advance the effort. Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the GOP to stop being...

Common Ground?

It was unthinkable, only three short months ago, that Washington’s long-estranged lawmakers would suddenly find themselves entranced by feel-good bipartisanship,...

The New Politics of Immigration

Think back to the battle over health care reform. Can you imagine Republicans, upon hearing that President Obama was about to offer his own proposals, would want to...

Change at the Pentagon

During his first term, President Barack Obama steered a middle course that displeased people on both extremes of the political spectrum. His health-care law...

Wedged Apart

In 2008, Barack Obama won the largest share of the electorate of any Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Democrats added seats in the...

Reagan Is Obama's Touchstone

To understand how Barack Obama sees himself and his presidency, don't look to Franklin Roosevelt or Abraham Lincoln. Obama's role model is Ronald Reagan -- and that...

Second Act

Barack Hussein Obama can begin his second term liberated by the confidence that he is already a landmark figure in American history. His task is not to manufacture...
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Wedged Apart

January 28, 2013 | 0 comments

Misaligned

October 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Winner Take Nothing

September 4, 2012 | 0 comments