The problem for Republicans after Tuesday’s election is that Americans are opposed to Big Government, but only at a high level of abstraction. Translating that general sentiment into specific program cuts that are popular, or even tolerated, is the hard part.
The 2010 election signaled voter demand for jobs. The best federal response would be a GOP-Democratic compromise on energy issues.
Obama got a shellacking in this midterm election. As Bill Clinton did, he must now change course by taking smaller steps and reaching toward the middle.
But Beijing's growing global charm and wealth can’t hide a continuing lack of freedom.
Glenn Beck and the Republican Party scored big in the midterm elections by attacking progressive values – even, it seems, the very concept of the federal government. Now Americans may find out just how many features of 'big government' they actually value.
Saudi officials say 80 percent of former Guantanamo Bay detainees successfully complete their terrorist rehabilitation program. Indeed, the man who provided the tip on the Yemen cargo bombs had been in the program.
The Justice Department reversed US policy last week about proprietary rights to existing genes. And a new global pact claims a nation can profit from others' use of genes taken from that country. Aren't nature's genetic codes universal enough not to be owned?
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.