A man who jumps out of an airplane at 90, just for the fun of it, is a man to inspire the Walter Mitty in all of us earthbound creatures. George H.W. Bush has been an inspiration and an example since he put on his country’s uniform after Pearl Harbor and went cheerfully off to war.
I heard the bells on Christmas DayTheir old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!Shares
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.”Shares
My Fellow Americans - here in Washington, in your homes across the nation and abroad - and in our country’s service around the world:Shares
As predictable as tinsel and toys, the Christmas season brings forth a sackful of holiday haters with their vows of folly. These modern-day Ebenezer Scrooges find endless ways to pronounce, “Bah, humbug,” but like Charles Dickens’ quintessential character, they are no match for the Christmas spirit. Giving has a way of warming the uncharitable.Shares
Cheerful headlines last week celebrated an uptick in holiday hiring and expanded economic growth in the latest quarter, but the woods are dark and deep and we're still not out of them.
Election Day was once the anticipated day when voters arrived at the polls eager to pull a lever for their favorite candidates. Now Election Day has become Election Season.
The District of Columbia is too clever by half. When a federal judge ordered the city to recognize the right of residents and nonresidents to carry guns for self-defense, the city channeled Rube Goldberg, the cartoonist who drew those convoluted designs to make the easy look difficult.w
Labor Day is the traditional opening day of the November election campaigns, and Oct. 1, a date now fast upon us, is the day when the races get serious.
The $17.8 trillion of national debt is only the beginning of the nation's red ink. There's trillions more, thanks to the profligacy of state governments.
Leaders from 140 world nations will gather in New York City this week for the meetings of the U.N. General Assembly, to sit still to be "inspired" by the theme of "Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda." Translated from bureaucratese, the official language of the U.N., that means, "We want you to raise your taxes and impose more regulations --- for your own good."
Justice isn't always blind, and prosecutors are sometimes so dazzled by a high-profile defendant they lose sight of their responsibility to lock up a menace to society and cut a break to someone who makes an honest mistake.
Eric Holder has had enough. He announced Thursday he's heading for the exits, presumably as soon as President Obama finds a suitable replacement.
Words delivered with a smile can mask a darker and uncivil intent, such as the way a renegade Democratic prosecutor in Wisconsin has hijacked the legal system to try to turn public opinion against Scott Walker, who's up for re-election in November.
What's up President Obama's sleeve? We won't know for sure until after the midterms, when he'll be beyond political consequences. But Joe Biden's loose lips have given us a preview of the lyrics of the president's swan song.
The final days of September are a time of last-minute budget wrangling in towns across America. Most cities start their fiscal year next week, and the skirmishes over pennies in a town budget are sometimes more vicious than a Washington argument over billions.
How did a robust and skeptical state like Colorado, with a century-long history of electing conservatives and Republicans, turn so blue with the 2008 election? That's the subject of "Rocky Mountain Heist," a documentary by the advocacy group Citizens United.
The first Monday in October draws nigh, which means Supreme Court clerks are lining up cases for the upcoming term. At the top of the agenda will be, or should be, what to do about flighty federal judges in a dither to nullify properly established marriage laws throughout the country.
The bureaucrats at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have obviously seen too many gangster movies. Parents everywhere can sleep soundly now that the Obama administration has protected their children from the menace of the trunks in supercars.
Old Glory must be evicted from schools populated by the easily offended. So says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
President Obama has finally endorsed building a better security wall. It won't be on the southern border, where one is badly needed. Instead, the administration wants new and improved barriers to keep the people as far away from "the people's house" as possible.
The Tuesday weather forecast for Manhattan calls for sunny skies with temperatures in the 70s. World leaders gathered to hear President Obama complain about climate extremes and urge them to abandon the pursuit of prosperity to do something about the weather.
New Jersey is bleeding jobs. The Tax Foundation says the state has the second-highest tax burden in the nation, which makes it, economically speaking, a terrible place to live. It's an even worse place to die.
The Scots thought twice about independence, and did the right thing. They preserved the United Kingdom as we know it and saved themselves and the world from a lot of grief that would have inevitably spilled into unexpected places.
Obamacare requires every visit to a doctor, every diagnosis, every X-ray and every prescription to be recorded and kept electronically. It's sensitive stuff, and government bureaucrats have no idea how to keep it safe.