Edward Smith became known as "the millionaire's captain" because the powerful of his day held him in almost mythical regard. When the estimable Capt. Smith was alerted to the dangers that lay ahead, he proceeded, undeterred, full steam ahead. His new ship, the Titanic, could not be sunk. A hundred years later, those piloting the USS Obamacare are discovering their own rough waters and the devastating ruling in the multistate lawsuit is just one of the icebergs they face.
In the American Scene item "Court: Judge must remove Commandments" (Nation, Thursday) it is reported that a three-judge panel of a U.S. district court ruled that a judge violated the constitutional separation of church and state by hanging the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.
It's time for Congress to put the power of the purse into play to supplement its resolution supporting freedom and democracy in Egypt, or what I call the "terra-cotta revolution" in honor of Egypt's glorious art history. Short of a blockade, this would persuade Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
The Obama administration doesn't hide its contempt for Congress, independent agencies, watchdog groups, the media and whistle-blowers. Now a federal judge has found the administration in contempt of court. It's about time.
Americans have been used, strung along, ripped off, manipulated and frightened for decades by runaway gangs of power-mongering, deceptive politicians.
Uncontrolled government spending is far worse than projected just a few months ago, driving the federal budget much more deeply into debt that threatens our economy and our future standard of living. This fiscal year's budget
A federal judge has refused to dismiss some of Brian McNamee's defamation claims against Roger Clemens while throwing out accusations of malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A program that subsidizes air service to small airports, often in remote communities, is shaping up as an early test in the new Congress of conservatives' zeal for shrinking the federal government.
The nation can't fully recover from the worst recession in decades until hiring improves, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Thursday.