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Opinion: Republicans Say They Respect The Constitution. Really?

Posted: 10/06/2013 - The chorus of voices condemning the undemocratic tactics of the Republican minority who forced a government shutdown are right on target. The Affordable Care Act was voted on, the Supreme Court upheld it, and efforts to repeal it failed.

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Make The Poor A Solution Not A Problem

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results, Einstein is often quoted as having said.

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Opinion: Brownback's Numbers Are Suspect

Posted: 02/19/2013 - Credit Steve Anderson, Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director, for Monday's apology for a whopper of a claim that state spending has dropped nearly $2 billion since 2010.

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Time To Protect America From Zombies!

Posted: 02/18/2013 - While America slept -- or at least while the left ate their organic ostrich burgers, drank their jackfruit-guava-flavored vitamin water and tweeted "cleverly" about Marco Rubio's "Watergate" -- Canada was preparing to counter a growing threat to the nation.

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Why The Next Pope Should Be African

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, was asked last week at the celebration of Black History Month in Toronto if he thought that the time was ripe for an African pope.

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Why Abused Women Stay In Bad Relationships

Posted: 02/11/2013 - This week, as the Senate decides whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and Valentine's Day approaches, it's worth noting that most domestic violence victims don't ask for roses, chocolate or federal funding.

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Ban On Gays Hurts Scouting

Posted: 02/06/2013 - When I was 10, the school that hosted my Cub Scout pack told us we needed to find a new home.

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Who Is God Backing In The Super Bowl?

Posted: 02/01/2013 - A fumble on the goal line. An interception returned for a touchdown. A missed game-winning field goal in the closing seconds. Most view these as just part of the game of football. But could these things actually be the work of God?

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I Hate, Hate Super Bowl Parties

Posted: 02/01/2013 - I hate Super Bowl parties. My wife would prefer that I not open this column with that sentence. "We'll never be invited to another one," she says.

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A More Equal Military? Bring Back Draft

Posted: 01/25/2013 - On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the Defense Department would lift the ban on women serving in combat, marking another significant milestone for equality in our nation.

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They Hate Me, They Really Hate Me

Posted: 01/23/2013 - When you are on the Fox News' ticker for the wrong reasons, it's time to put things into context.

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Martin Luther King's Dream Is Alive

Posted: 01/21/2013 - The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would hardly recognize America in 2013, the 50th anniversary year of his world-famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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Freedoms Took Hit In 2012

Posted: 01/16/2013 - As the year 2012 drew to a close, events in the Middle East dramatized two competing trends: demands for change pushed forward by popular democratic movements, and an authoritarian response that combines intransigence with strategic adaptability.

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Chuck Hagel Is A Friend To Israel

Posted: 01/14/2013 - It's clear from the coverage of the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for the 24th secretary of defense that many of those opposing him do not know him personally, as I do.

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Abandon Afghanistan? A Dumb Idea

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet with President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss the post-2014 American presence in Afghanistan.

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Cornyn: Why I Can't Support Hagel

Posted: 01/10/2013 - To the surprise of many, including me, President Barack Obama has nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary.

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Let's Take Politics Out Of Gun Research

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Since the December 14 mass killing in Connecticut, we've seen a lot of finger pointing. Too many guns. Not enough guns. Powerful lobbyists. Insufficient mental health services.

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