This Week, America Is a Different Country

ACA Settled Law

Steve Hochstadt: Political change moves slowly across our big nation, but last week changed America. The Affordable Care Act is now settled law. Same-sex marriage will prevail in every state. The Confederate flag is coming down.

American Self-Assertiveness vs. Submissiveness

American Self-Assertiveness vs. Submissiveness -- Charles Hayes

View image | gettyimages.com hen flipping through the cable TV channels, it’s not unusual to find a pride of African lions getting ready to feast on Cape buffalo. Sometimes we’ll see several lions take down a buffalo while the rest of the buffalo in the nearby herd appear to stand around like idiots. At other […]

What Is China Like?

Visiting Shanghai

Steve Hochstadt: The message is clear – life is much richer in material goods in the US, but China is catching up.

Now Texas Begs for Help

texas floods

Walter Brasch: The President didn’t even worry about whether Texans liked him or not, even though a majority of that state’s politicians think of him as incompetent, evil, and—horrors!—a firebreathing Muslim.

In Search of the Democratic Soul

bodyguards

RJ Eskow: After a week spent tracking the independent left’s political progress, I’ve become even more convinced that politicians should seek the soul of the country instead. Tap into that, and the rest will follow.

Liberals to Pope Francis: Amen!

Pope Francis Visits America

Brent Budowsky: American liberalism is at the peak of its power during presidential elections, and nothing better dramatizes the resurgent liberal answer to the conservative challenge than the words and teachings of Pope Francis, the most admired public figure in America and throughout the world.

What, Black “Leaders” Have to Agree on Everything?

Dyson Criticizes West

Dyson vs. West: Black ‘leaders’ have never agreed on everything – and that’s OK an’t we all just get along? Better yet, when it comes to black intellectuals, can’t we agree to disagree? After all, it’s not as if black leaders and thinkers always have agreed on everything. In an extensive essay in The New […]