OPINION: One thing Eric Cantor did not have was a ground game
Two victories, assuming the second, hardly bestow bragging rights on the tea party. Nor, consequently, would they bolster the Democratic narrative that the tea party has conquered the GOP.
Everyone faces the ultimate deadline, soon or later
Though we mostly lost touch, there are no friends like those from the time when life seemed infinite and death was a poem.
OPINION: President Obama has defended his decision on precedent and principle
It is possible that some of the current criticism is tied to partisan pride as well as the opening of old wounds.
OPINION: Stricter school meal rules are impacting educational programs
The so-called federal Dumpster Derby program gets its name from students’ dislike for the new food choices, leading to much of the food being tossed rather thasn eaten.
OPINION: America expects its president to know what is going on, not learn it when they rest of us do
It may be that the programs the president should be on top of are too big and complex, but to admit that would be an admission by President Obama that his ideology is failing.
OPINION: Some now want provacative works of literature to come with warning labels
We might expect that professors, guided by their own educations, common sense and goodwill, might mention the potential to find some words or expressions disturbing. But requiring labels on books is the busywork of smallish minds, yet another numbing example of political correctness run amok and the infantilizing of education in the service of overreaching sensitivity.
OPINION: Fairness doesn’t always mean absolute equality
The targeting of Jill Abramson and Hillary Clinton — two powerful, accomplished women — may prove more predictive of the presidential election (assuming Clinton runs) than any other single factor.
OPINION: White House Correspondents event shines spotlight on Hollywood for Ugly People
The media create the problem, then examine the problem, then suggest ways to solve the problem (that we don’t really believe is a problem) and then go on to repeat the problem of the annual schmoozing of celebrities and journalists.
OPINION: The words of one person are too often generalized to condemn a larger group
We should all be nervous about the instantaneous formation of social media mobs that attack a single individual whose comments, while contemptible, result in a virtual execution. Once the mob descends, no punishment short of absolute destruction seems sufficient. People may want justice but the mob wants blood.
OPINION: By not invading the rest of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin gets a pass — and keeps Crimea
To Putin’s mind, he has emerged from these “diplomatic negotiations” — translated in Russian to mean “I did it my way” — as a tough statesman, generous in his restraint yet just scary enough to hold the world’s attention.