The Risch Doctrine

In 1965 when Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright publicly expressed the private concerns he had long harbored about growing U.S. military...

The Risch Doctrine

In 1965 when Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright publicly expressed the private concerns he had long harbored about growing U.S. military...

The Great Decline…

“Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s...

The Great Decline…

“Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s...

Death of a Consensus

The consensus did not mean that the “site,” as locals call it, would ever be free from controversy. Then-Gov. John V. Evans, a Democrat,...

Death of a Consensus

The consensus did not mean that the “site,” as locals call it, would ever be free from controversy. Then-Gov. John V. Evans, a Democrat,...

Turkeys…Everywhere

Nigella? Really? Generally, I expect that the biggest news to break during this, my favorite holiday, is the by now...

The Shutdown

The GOP faction that hates government and condemns any accommodation with the other side has little need to worry about how badly their...

Return to 1940

The modern Republican Party is edging toward the same kind of foreign policy split – the John McCain interventionists vs. the Rand Paul...

Congress Investigates

Darrell Issa is the latest of a long, long line of Congressional investigators, politicians who have frequently overplayed their powerful...

Happy Thanksgiving

It is well to remember that as troubled as our economy is at this traditional season of Thanksgiving, there have been darker times....

The First Thanksgiving

Secretary of State William Seward drafted Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 establishing the last Thursday of November as a national...