Joe Biden and the war on cancer

After Joe Biden’s Rose Garden announcement, news reports naturally focused on his decision not to seek the presidency. But the overarching theme of his short address was something more powerful and less political: This is a great country that ought to be more optimistic about its potential, more ambitious in its goals, more confident about […]

GOP keeps up its mindless Benghazi assault

“A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” — Journalist Michael Kinsley So another Republican Congressman has come forward to admit that his party’s Benghazi obsession is little more than an undisguised effort to damage the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner. […]

Where are sensible gun owners like my dad?

My father loved hunting game in the woods of rural Alabama. His idea of a good time involved getting up in the wee hours of a chilly fall morning and going out to sit for hours in a tree stand, waiting for a buck to come within range. As a gun owner, he was not […]