Mr. Paul asked the Florida Senator -- who is becoming the candidate of the GOP establishment -- "How is that conservative?" Senator Paul's question has relevance for many of the candidates in this race.
Think of those first Pilgrims as you plan and prep your own Thanksgiving feast, but don't forget the pilgrims among us now. Some traditions no longer serve us. We can rejoice without fowl.
We often think of life as what we see and think and hear, but what does it all mean without words? We construct our social reality with language, and language in turn creates its own reality.
More than a week of cacophonous media and political gabble after the shocking Isis attacks on Paris make it clear that US presidential campaigns are no place to look for answers on this shocking and complex episode of new world chaos.
There's a new false equivalence -- "Sure, GOP gone overboard in anti-Muslim rhetoric, but Obama's tone is too defensive." Reagan and Cooke actually reach consensus how to combine "both sides" and what this scare will mean for 2016. Answer: No October surprise, but October inevitability when GOP yells that: "The X are coming!" (fill in blank).
The Treaty of Paris, signed in 1783 by representatives of King George III of England and the fledgling United States of America in a Paris hotel, ende...
In lieu of the Paris attacks on Friday, President Barack Obama addressed the attacks as well as the threats of ISIL and the Syrian refugee crisis during the G20 summit in Turkey.
There have always been two voices competing for the soul of America: one has been welcoming and respectful of diversity, while the other has been intolerant and fearful of those who were different. The tension between them has defined our nation's history from its beginning.
Republicans, of course, do the whole fear thing very well. Democrats cannot hope to ever stoke the public's fear as effectively as Republicans. But this week it was on display more than usual, because there are still 14 Republicans running for their party's presidential nomination.
We are the land of the free, and the home of the brave. We do not shut down religious institutions or turn away three-year-old orphans begging for our help.
Xenophobic thinking is a cancer on American society and inimical to global peace and stability. While we'll never completely eradicate this sort bigotry, it's imperative that we turn things around -- and soon.
Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris, French officials have announced the United Nations Convention on Climate Change will proceed as planned on November 30. The conference is expected to produce a blueprint to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of global warming.
While president Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy suggests that the 2016 election may see a sharper than usual focus on international issues, it is important to remember that most Americans vote on pocketbook issues in presidential elections.
Readers -- and taxpayers -- should take these corporate connections into account when assessing the objectivity of pro-bomber pieces like the Mitchell Institute report. Of course, even interested parties can be right some of the time. But that is not the case with respect to the new bomber.
In Harlem, we know hate hurts. No matter if the hatred comes from a streetcorner demagogue, or a candidate for presidency of the United States. Hate words have a way of turning into hate actions. Every soul is precious. No one is disposable.
I agree with the Republicans that there needs to be an extra layer of security checks and administrative processing before letting these prodigals in. Too much innocent blood has been shed and too many budding lives have been snuffed out for us not to take this seriously.