Hey, include Gary Johnson in the presidential debates and let America have access to a third party, say his allies. Or else.
When we Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, what word comes readily to mind? Freedom - and rightly so. But you can't have freedom without other virtues.
Ten years ago, the U.S.-Soviet Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty prohibited the United States from defending the American homeland against missile attack. Despite dire predictions, when we withdrew, the sky didn't fall, and few today would openly suggest a return to that condition of legally mandated vulnerability.
A key senator says the Federal Aviation Administration could face another shutdown because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that is holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency.
"Assumption is the father of error," or so we're told. When it comes to nuclear weapons, the Obama administration and many others are making assumptions that could lead our nation to catastrophic errors.
"Will the Senate resolve to listen to will of the American people?" asks Jenny Beth Martin, a founder of the 15-million member Tea Party Patriots.
The looming fight over President Obama's so-called New START disarmament treaty with Russia seems to be coming down to one fundamental question: Would Ronald Reagan approve? On the answer may ride nothing less than the re-election prospects of a handful of senators who will decide the fate of this accord if Team Obama succeeds in forcing it to a vote in the last days of the current lame-duck session.
Senate Republicans are at odds over whether to postpone a vote on ratification of the New START arms treaty, or bow to White House pressure and vote by the end of the year.
Russian leaders had gone out of their way to make nice with the 28 members of the Atlantic alliance. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev even showed up at a NATO heads of state meeting in Lisbon. The "reset" button in U.S.-Russian relations was holding.