OPINION: Voluntary service is something that should cross political divides
AmeriCorps gives mostly young Americans a chance to spend a year helping communities and those in need while also nurturing thousands of organizations across the country. Senior Corps provides Americans over 55 a chance to serve, too.
OPINION: Historians have taken a more positive view of President Lyndon Johnson
The Lyndon B. Johnson comeback brings with it a new appreciation of the durability of the reforms enacted on his watch.
OPINION: The Supreme Court chief justice and four others always side with the wealthy
If Congress acts to contain the power of the rich or to protect the rights of the minority, the Roberts court slaps it in the face.
OPINION: Hitting its 7 million sign-up goal should have been a moment of truth
By reaching the White House’s stated goal for sign-ups, opponents and doomsayers about the Affordable Care Act should be exposed for their false predictions.
OPINION: The value of work should unite all political ideologies
Many conservatives realize they need to embrace hardworking Americans, but the question is what they are willing to do about it.
OPINION: American bishops hoped Pope Francis would puch their respective agendas when meeting President Obama
While Francis has decidedly moved the church back toward the social justice Catholicism that Obama connected with as a young man, Francis’ worldview is plainly not American. Efforts to shoehorn him into American debates will always have a distorting effect.
OPINION: Affordable Care Act gets third chance to make good impression
If opponents of the ACA can discredit it, they can move on to demonize other necessary public programs — and undercut arguments for further government efforts to ease inequalities and injustices.
OPINION: The Russian president has united a deeply divided U.S. Congress
While members of Congress have been unusually united in denouncing Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea, polls show most Americans don’t want the U.S. getting “too” involved in the situation.
OPINION: President Obama and the Democrats are in danger of letting the GOP set terms of the mid-term elections
The most telling fact about the Democrats’ defeat in Florida’s special House election last week was the party’s failure to get its voters to the polls.
OPINION: Conservative conference has face-off between not surrendering and trying to win
Conservatives purport to be interested in new ideas, but it may be that they’re just trying to improve their image.