In the decades after World War II, much of the world feared a calamitous nuclear confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. Ultimately, the Cold War remained cold, and the peace was disturbed primarily by a succession of brush-fire wars that often were irrelevant to the superpowers' rivalry.
President Truman taught us that the buck doesn't stop in the Senate or House chambers — it stops at the desk of the Oval Office. That is where the leader of the country sits and where the responsibility ultimately lies.
The United States announced this week it's sending in an extra aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf area — at the same time Russian authorities say they've dispatched some more military craft to the same region.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday described the leak about a foiled terrorist plot in Yemen to The Associated Press as a "very, very serious" matter that "put the American people at risk," but he did not remember when he recused himself from the investigation into it, did not put his recusal in writing and never told the White House.
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Iran and other nations Tuesday that the United States' military is still formidable despite budget cuts that have reduced the number of its aircraft carriers in the region.
Since the liberals in Hollywood support President Obama's tax-the-wealthy mandate, we should immediately reinstate the 20 percent excise tax on motion picture theater gross revenues that existed from the end of World War II until the mid-1950s.
Although our national debt basically has existed since the country's inception, the recent national deficits accumulated over the past 10 years has grown exponentially-- but it can be easily explained. We simply spend more than we take in.
Republicans pre-loaded rebuttals to an Obamacare win in the Supreme Court, promising to "double down" on their efforts to repeal the health care law, and insisting the ruling would bolster Mitt Romney's campaign and appeal for him. They have a point. Pollsters consistently find that a majority of Americans either don't understand the law, or are wary of its big government implications and staggering costs.
If you're Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, and you've been around long enough, Arlen Specter has done something to make you mad. Originally a Democrat, he was elected district attorney in Philadelphia in 1965 as a Republican, supported Richard Nixon as Pennsylvania chairman of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP) in 1972 and lost his bid for a third term as district attorney.