In the Republican Party, elected officials keeping their options open are making it perfectly clear that campaign season has already begun.
The nuclear option passed the same way the First World War began: miscalculation.
I cannot prove that what I believe is true, but here are some facts that cannot be disputed: By the third year of his presidency, when Kennedy reached true presidential greatness, he had become an ardent (and to the military industrial complex, threatening) champion of world peace.
Small is beautiful and enduring. And it may be nature’s way of making us fuller and more complete and connected human beings. And this time, as goes Europe, so perhaps will go America.
I hope packing the courts with radical nominees is worth it for the Democrats, because they will be in the minority in the Senate in 2015.
I strongly support the move by Reid to change the rules of the Senate and allow presidential nominations to proceed by majority vote.
They, the Protestants, never seemed to go to wakes. We, the Irish, seemed to die more frequently.
A young staff assistant for Sen. Clair Engle (D-Calif.) was a reluctant witness of history.
Modest reforms like requiring the filibusterer to be present and talking, proposed by the Alliance For Justice, or more fundamental reforms like ending the endless filibuster so democracy can work, are now called for.
Now, Dick Cheney confronts the ultimate disaster within his own family. And he is trying to split the difference. Solomon he ain’t.