On Feb. 15, a 150-foot asteroid buzzed by the Earth, and smaller meteors broke through the Russian sky. After reading Jonathan Last's "What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster," asteroids are the least of our worries.
When the new Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republicans from the class of 2010 who sought a second term.
"In the Middle East, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?" asks a CNN survey released Monday. The simple question has multiple answers. Overall, 59 percent of Americans side with the Israelis, 13 precent with the Palestinians. Three percent sympathize with both, 11 percent with neither, and 13 percent have no opinion.
From the social conservative point of view, the election results were bad. Really bad. That does not mean bad for social conservatives, though. It means bad for the country.
President Obama is being compared to Batman. That's right. The Obama campaign believes the new blockbuster movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," set to be released this weekend, is an artistic reflection of political reality. According to many liberals, Mr. Obama is more than a leader.
Wouldn't it be awful if an important election hinged on some fat cats outspending the opposition? That was the liberals' excuse for the failure of Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to unseat Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election.
Liberals won a long-fought victory in Maryland, passing a bill Thursday that would make the state the eighth in the nation to approve gay marriage, while across the Potomac River, Republicans backpedaled for the second time in a week on major abortion-related legislation.
Herman Cain's rise as a presidential contender was supposed to prove that race didn't matter in the Republican Party. Mr. Cain is fast making it the only thing that does.
For the past few years, fear of China's predatory mercantilism has been growing steadily in America, both among the public and in privileged business and political circles. But last week, for the first time, one could discern the genuine possibility that America might actually do something about it - even if it means a trade war.