The rising opposition in Congress to renewal of the charter for the Export-Import Bank from Tea Party congressmen has spawned an all-out effort by crony capitalist lobbyists in organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The New York Times has published another in a series of virulent anti-Catholic ads produced by the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The trite joke used to be that right-wing zealots would look for communists under the bed. A pair of political commentators writing at Bloomberg.com apparently can find them at the Cato Institute.
On the heels of its Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has given emergency relief to a prestigious Christian college in its efforts to stop the HHS contraception mandate.
An English admirer of America once described a different kind of American exceptionalism, one based on something far less common and more inspiring than an ability and willingness to use force against other nations to bend them to our will.
In the American holiday calendar no day is more significant than the Fourth of July, in which we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Reuters reports that both the Bush and Obama administrations have conspired to send U.S. troops to Somalia without Congressional authorization.
The Declaration contained "the most important addition to the theory of government in all history."
There is more bad news for the administration, as a new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Barack Obama has been pegged the worst president since World War II, surpassing even George W. Bush, who left the office with just a 34-percent approval rating, according to Gallup.
On July 5, 1787, James Madison warned against the discord that comes from compromise for its own sake.