His embrace of the deficit reduction deal puts him at odds with almost all of the Republican primary candidates.
But the seductiveness of a leader using violence to slay the nation's enemies causes them to celebrate it anyway.
Here's a plan to preserve the ability of government workers to bargain collectively -- one that would prevent the excesses that are destroying some communities' fiscal health.
It's too early for a definitive answer, but few conservatives appreciate the opportunity costs of total combat.
Nine months after the rest of America, Bush's defense secretary decided that the U.S. should think about its relationship with the country.
The former defense secretary says he prefers Mitt Romney because the Republican has more executive experience. Did he miss the top line on Obama's resume?
The GOP won't critique his approaches. But absent a reckoning, America won't be able to weigh whether long-term costs are worth the short-term benefits.
Marvel at what's missing from his casual appraisal of President Obama's drone policy.
Besides, what really needs looking at now is his record as president -- not his youth.
Sitting in front of the monitors is simply too big a threat to public health to do nothing.
The former Democratic congressman's apostasy is either a sign that he doesn't have a realistic understanding of politics -- or a cynical ploy.
But reporters -- and political partisans -- focus on Romney's wealth and Obama's youthful pot smoking.
Lots of Democrats trust the president to preside over a global kill list. Do they trust every possible successor for the foreseeable future?
The United States is beginning to enjoy the sort of dark political satire formerly only available in authoritarian regimes.
Apparent ideological adversaries are spoofing emergency phone calls so that armed police show up at their houses.
It's a pernicious rhetorical tactic that makes military personnel and their families feel more disrespected than they should.
The revelation helps explain why American counts of civilians killed are so much lower than what's reported by other countries
The MSNBC host is getting beat up for remarks he made about the heroism of American soldiers. Really, his critics are the ones who should be apologizing.
He says private drone use is more worrisome. That's because he's never adequately understood the need to restrain the state.
Michael Fumento is the latest to renounce the "fear, anger, and hatred" that have become hallmarks of one subset of the right.