In the very week Saddam Hussein was sentenced to hang, George W. Bush has found his presidency in the gallows. Hussein now awaits his fate as a dead duck, while Bush will usher in his final two years as a lame duck. How bitterly ironic it must be that the […]
WASHINGTON — The voters have sent a clear message to President Bush: It’s time to pull out of Iraq.
October has already been the third most deadly month for American troops in Iraq. Since the invasion, 2,814 brave soldiers have lost their lives. Sectarian violence between warring Iraqi factions is spilling out from urban centers into more rural communities. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire because there is […]
Time traveling back 40 or 50 years in my mind, I found the scene in front of me very familiar. The debate last week on gay marriage, in particular the amendment question on the Virginia ballot next Tuesday, could just as readily been a debate on integration in 1957, or […]
One of the biggest election stories of 2006 was the non-story of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to offer the equivalent of Civil Unions to gay couples. What was most striking about the ruling was the lack of shock value compared to the title wave of raw emotion that […]
WASHINGTON — The war in Iraq is the issue in the critical Nov.7 election — and it should be.
If Republicans now struggling to get elected or re-elected to the House and Senate aren’t saying so publicly, or in so many words, they should be. They ought to be telling the president to stop holding press conferences, stay out of their districts and just generally stay out of sight.
When a devout Muslim taxi driver refuses to take you where you want to go because you have luggage containing alcohol, the only appropriate response is, “shut up and drive.”
WASHINGTON — If the Democrats win control of the House in the Nov. 7 mid-term elections, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would likely be the first woman in U.S. history to become speaker of the House.
It’s now less than three weeks before the historic 2006 mid-term elections and there are no signs of a momentum shift. We are now watching a gigantic train wreck unfolding in extra slow motion. As the collision approaches, you can almost hear the Republicans uttering Darth Vader’s infinitely-slow, drawn out […]