''We hold these truths to be self-evident." So begins the second paragraph of our Declaration of Independence, adopted by unanimous vote of Congress on July 4, 1776, and as fine a composition as ever devised in the English language.
According to Ben Brantley, ... a new rock musical called 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' portrays our seventh president as ... a literal, if fictional rock star, 'poured into a pair of tight black jeans and fiercely embodied by a microphone-riding Benjamin Walker.'
President Obama has degraded the office of the presidency - once again. Coming under increasing criticism for his inept handling of the BP oil spill, Mr. Obama is resorting to being vulgar in the hope of appearing tough to the American public.
Where do these people think they are, the House of Commons? The other day the U.S. Senate, sometimes laughingly referred to as the World's Greatest Deliberative Body, considered a motion of no confidence in the country's attorney general.