Wednesday January 28, 2015
September 25th, 2014
Domestic violence is a hot topic right now - a conversation being fueled by what we've witnessed inside a fancy hotel elevator and on the stage of the Miss America pageant.
See, it even happens to a football star's fiancee or a woman with a tiara. This is progress, to talk about the unlikely victims.
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years ago.
Last month, inspired by his visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home at Hyde Park in New York, Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt pondered whether FDR could have been elected today. The same question has occurred to Ken Burns and Geoffrey Wards, whose look at the lives of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt began airing Sunday night on PBS and will continue through Saturday evening.
What is it going to take to get serious about data breaches?
There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.
The sordid Ray Rice scandal has opened a much-needed dialogue about domestic violence.
Last week I participated in a conference organized by Rethinking Economics, a student-run group hoping to promote, you guessed it, a rethinking of economics. And Mammon knows that economics needs rethinking in the wake of a disastrous crisis, a crisis that was neither predicted nor prevented.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.
He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure Mr. Obama was a one-term president.
As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the family business, "they pull me back in."
Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.