| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The failure of six world powers to complete a nuclear deal with Iran by Monday’s deadline sets up a political battle between Congress, where lawmakers are calling for tougher sanctions, and the White House, which fears such a move would drive Tehran...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
— Newton's Third Law of Motion
America's Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Madisonian expectations if a provoked Congress regains its spine and self-respect,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:06 AM
We survived the 2014 midterm elections. The American people have spoken. But what did they say?
One thing we know for certain, the voters did not like President Obama. What is surprising, however, is how quickly political pundits began focusing on the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:53 AM
President Barack Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful interests but did little for the middle class and nothing for low-income Americans. The president's move was singularly...
| 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 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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
| 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...