Regardless of the election results, Republicans and Democrats will be tempted to react quickly, angling for advantage. Rather, they should rest, reflect, and recharge. After this frenzied campaign, a political sabbath would give our leaders time to think, instead of just spinning a message 24/7.
We've tried (and failed) to regulate political ad money. It's time we ban short political ads altogether – getting us back to the First Amendment's free marketplace of ideas, not bumper-sticker slander.
From Republicans' blocking unemployment insurance and healthcare for children to protecting the oil industry and cutting Medicare – do Americans really know what they’re getting?
Saudi Arabia is associated with Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers. But it provided key intelligence to thwart cargo bombs from Yemen. It has come a long way in the fight against Al Qaeda.
Historical analysis shows that the stock market does best under a divided government – especially with a Democratic president in the White House and a Republican-controlled Congress. Big GOP gains this midterm election could mean big gains for Wall Street, too.
Israel, by resuming settlement construction, can't expect President Obama to block a possible request for United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state.
As the 'Rally to Restore Sanity' shows, America's liberals are increasingly turning to Jon Stewart as their most inspirational figure. Part of the reason is President Obama's declining political fortunes, but ultimately it is the left’s desire for civility that has turned a comedian into a political star.
From French bakers to California carpenters, true craftsmen know that skilled manual labor is vital not only for local business but also for the well-being of a community. So why do so many young people look down on traditional trades?
Hostility to incumbents is strong this fall. Animus against the 'elite' may be stronger.
The United States and its allies are reportedly preparing a new offer to dissuade Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Much has changed since a year ago, when the international community made its last offer. Or has it?
Our own analysis shows that if 18-to-29-year olds voted as they did in 2008, they could potentially flip the election for Democrats. But efforts to woo back the youth vote – like Obama's Daily Show appearance – may be too little, too late.
President Obama and congressional Democrats could have pursued sensible policies that promote growth and fairness. They didn't. And now voters stand ready to support the Republicans' pro-growth agenda in midterm elections next week.
Sexist attitudes in the media toward female candidates don't just hurt women, they hurt all of us – lowering public discourse and damaging political representation. It's time to push back.
The president's health care reform plan includes tools to restrain rising health-care costs, but they may not survive future political battles.