Published February 26, 2009
As the political intelligentsia explains it, Barack Obama's election sounded the death knell for American conservatism.
It's true that Obama, who garnered 53 percent of the popular vote, is a formidable figure but not necessarily a realigning one.
Published February 17, 2009
The mighty New York Times has seen better days. Journalism's "Great Grey Lady," the grand dowager of the printed page, has experienced a steady decline in its reputation since admitting that one of the paper's most celebrated up-and-comers had something of a problem keeping the facts in and the fiction out of his news copy.
Published February 09, 2009
The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section II, prescribes a census be taken to determine the population of the states once every ten years in the manner the U.S. Congress shall "by law" direct. The responsibility for conducting it is lodged in the Census Bureau, a part of the United States Department of Commerce.
Published February 07, 2009
Despite poll numbers indicating the American people continue to give President Obama high marks his administration is off to a rocky start.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, pulled their names from consideration for Cabinet posts after politically damaging information placed their confirmations in jeopardy.
Published February 02, 2009
The Obama administration was supposed to begin with a whirlwind sweeping the corridors of power clean here in Washington. Just days before his inauguration senior Obama aides were hinting-- as I have written before -- that they wanted to be judged by their actions in their first 100 hours on the job, let alone the first 100 days.
Published January 27, 2009
"Patton," the 1970 Academy Award-winning biopic about the legendary World War II commander, concludes with a wide shot of the general, now dismissed from his command of Third Army in disgrace, taking a lonely walk across an open field accompanied only by his dog Willie.
Published January 26, 2009
That Democrats are unhappy about the way Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Rodham Clinton's open Senate seats were filled is understandable. The three vacancies were handled with all the grace of an overweight ballerina in a tap dancing contest -- which, for those of you who came in late, is without any at all.
Published January 23, 2009
Barack Obama's election may have tamped down the so-called "culture war" that was a hallmark of the Bush presidency but it has not ended it.
Up to now, the pro-abortion rights lobby has carefully couched its activities in the language of personal choice.
Published January 20, 2009
Inauguration Day 2009 is as important as everyone says it is. There's no escaping it. It is, as most of those covering it have already observed, an historic day, full of meaning for people all across the world.
Published January 18, 2009
Trains have a special place in the history and hearts of America. We did not truly become "one nation" until the golden spike linking east and west was driven into the ground at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869.