As a would-be immigrant, I am an admirer of most things distinctively American. The great exception is this country's system of criminal justice.
The president vacillates between centrism and pleasing his base. After his latest jobs proposal, he should be wary of Democratic glee.
The most paralyzing part of that day was watching the towers fall
The president needs to be bold -- and that means offering ideas, like more stimulus, that even members of his own party won't like
Its members are not incapable of compromise, but a stalemate over spending and taxes could be the most likely outcome
Hint: Don't spend time bashing Mitt Romney, and don't try to sell Americans on more stimulus spending