Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Guillory said in a video message delivered to constituents — and particularly, his fellow black voters — that he's finally come to his senses and realized the Democratic Party disguises an all-consuming quest for control as concern and aid for minorities.
President Obama's job-approval ratings are declining, proving Abraham Lincoln's admonition that you can't fool all the people all the time.
Move over former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. A handful of professors at George Washington University said in a new survey that they'd like to add — eventually — President Obama's face to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
This returning Decoration Day brings our entire nation in reverence and respect to the graves of our departed soldiers. Each year, their number has increased, as that long blue line which stood so valiantly for the cause of the Union has grown thinner and thinner, until today it has almost vanished from earthly view.
Tom Wheeler, President Obama's nominee to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has lots of experience in the communications policy arena.
Hollywood's Michael Moore couldn't gush enough about New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's nationwide push for gun control.
No other figure in American history has been subjected to such intense yet incomplete scrutiny as Franklin Delano Roosevelt; certainly none of the Founding Fathers, not even Abraham Lincoln. The closest anyone has come to an all-encompassing complete portrait was Kenneth S. Davis, who won prizes 50 years go for his five-volume biography that covered FDR's life only up until 1943.
The land of the free and the home of the brave those are more than mere words, they embody the true spirit of America. We know a liberty that many can only dream about and the opportunity to pursue our own American dream. People decry our political system and the animosity it can foster among our leaders and even our citizens. Yet I ask you, how can a nation truly be great when its government does not allow for dissent? It is in voicing our differences that we affirm our belief in the government extolled by Abraham Lincoln: "Of the people, by the people and for the people."
If the Republicans don't stop concentrating their energies and salvos on a lame-duck president, as well as feudin', fussin' and fightin' among themselves, they may wish, at a minimum, to review the history of the Whigs, their predecessor party.
The Department of Education pulled a "Quote of the Day" by Chinese dictator Mao Zedong from its children's website Friday after a screenshot of the quote went viral.
There’s no missing the patriotic imagery in “Olympus Has Fallen,” a high-octane action thriller about a splinter group of North Korean terrorists who invade the White House and hold the president hostage.
In 1798, when John Adams was president of the United States, the feds enacted four pieces of legislation called the Alien and Sedition Acts. One of these laws made it a federal crime to publish any false, scandalous or malicious writing -- even if true -- about the president or the federal government, notwithstanding the guarantee of free speech in the First Amendment.
On the second day of President Obama's historic trip to Israel, the tension that had marked his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to thaw, even as Mr. Obama called on Israel's people and leaders to compromise in order to attain peace and security.
In separate talks before West Bank Palestinians and Israeli college students that carried echoes of Abraham Lincoln's call to "think anew and act anew," President Obama urged both groups Thursday to abandon old ways of thinking and search for new means to reach peace while it was still possible.
He then said that welfare and food stamps were never aimed at helping the poor, but rather controlling them.
"The Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow," he said.