| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:23 PM
President Obama's announcement that he would take executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally to stay and work drew quick reaction across the political spectrum Thursday. Here's a sampling:
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.):...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:51 AM
UPDATED: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that President Barack Obama has committed "presidential malpractice" in foreign policy.
Rubio blasted Obama's moves in the Middle East.
U.S. allies are concluding that "American foreign...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Reducing impact on bay
The lower Chesapeake Bay has indeed been fortunate in dodging oxygen-starved dead zones this summer ("Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay," Sept. 4). However, Hampton Roads has seen its share of dirty,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Longtime Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned from the newspaper Wednesday, saying he was pulled from his beat by "bosses" of the paper's editor and publisher Jim Kirk and was placed under what he described as "house arrest" as...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Retire Mark Warner
It must be a namesake thing with John Warner supporting Mark Warner for the U.S. Senate.
Can anyone imagine a young, alert Sen. John Warner voting for a law which restricts the freedom of Virginians and fellow Americans?
That is what...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Times columnist Jonah Goldberg swings his rhetorical hammer Tuesday at congressional dysfunction, arguing that polarization wasn't as big a problem as politicians' eagerness for self-protection.
It's a good point, and his column is very much worth...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:18 PM
"What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.
As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:20 PM
In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:28 PM
When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans.
Three significant compensation...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 9:11 AM
I do not live in Illinois, but the choice of a U.S. senator always carries national implications, and so my interest and dismay with your endorsement of Dick Durbin for re-election.
While I may be an elderly curmudgeon now, I was raised in an...