OPINION: Republicans will be under more pressure to accomplish things this year
There’s so much more to look forward to, including many annual occurrences — a Super Bowl winner, a new batch of Oscar winners, the women’s World Cup. And, of course, there’s another royal baby due in April.
OPINION: It was a year of falling walls and shattered ceilings
With the new year approaching, everyone is taking a look back at 2014. What they’re seeing isn’t always pretty, but the truth is that there was plenty of good news in the past 12 months that should be appreciated.
According to Winston Churchill, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” When it comes to Obamacare, the lies have circled the globe twice before the truth has gotten out of bed.
Every once in a while, the United States Supreme Court decides a landmark case that changes the course of American history. For the nine justices, “every once in a while” suddenly became four times in a single week. In the past seven days, the Supreme Court resolved four blockbuster cases — and each one raised the same fundamental questions. To what extent do minorities share in the “inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”? How far does the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment extend? And how does government “of the people, by the people, for the people” survive without progress toward a more perfect union?
We could use some good news, and Cleveland gave it to us. I’m referring, of course, to the dramatic escape and rescue of three young women in Cleveland who were kidnapped and held captive for a decade. There are so many lessons from this experience we’ve just witnessed as a national family.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, lawmakers are demanding answers from the FBI. They want answers not only about the Tsarnaev brothers — Did they act alone? Why did they do it? — but also about our security and intelligence operations.
Republican governors across the United States have discovered a new tool to deal with budgets bleeding red ink: Taxes.
Winter wore out its welcome early this year. It wasn't hard; it was inconsistent, alternating days that seemed almost warm with cold snaps. It rarely redeemed itself with large, wet, fluffy flakes that coated everything in a snowy wonderland.
Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” has sparked a debate about the role of women in America — and everywhere else. She’s a self-described feminist who has been pilloried by the professional feminists for what she’s written.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby County v. Holder — a challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, specifically Section 5, which requires states and localities with a history of voting discrimination against racial and language minorities to get “pre-approved” by the federal government before changing how elections are conducted or voters are registered.