The Fourth of July came early this year. It fell, somewhat ironically, on the anniversary of the fall of Saigon. On the morning of April 29, I was co-hosting a national radio show, when a woman named Kim called from Detroit. At 19 years old, she and her family were among "the boat people" who fled Vietnam in 1975, escaping the Communist takeover. ...
For Republicans, a cold November reign
November, November, November is the song so many right-of-center voters, activists and politicians are singing. But the road to this year's mid-term elections is no cakewalk for anyone who voted against or opposed the highly unpopular socialization of health-care. ...
The ascent of Boehner
When he finally voted for President Obama's health-care bill, "pro-life" Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., disappointed a lot of people, folks who believed that he really did want to ensure that the federal government wouldn't compel taxpayer funding of abortion. ...
Obama fails to learn
They called it a "miracle." Maybe it wasn't the Spirit of 1776, but something like it was in the air as Republican Scott Brown was elected to the U.S. Senate seat held by Edward M. Kennedy for six decades. Running on resetting health-care reform in Washington, tax cuts and fiscal responsibility, Brown did what was considered utterly impossible: he flipped a long-held Democratic seat in Massachusetts. ...
An affair to forget
Reality-show star Jon Gosselin did it. Country singer Shania Twain, whose "One" has become a wedding standard, wound up a victim of it. An endless parade of politicians has done it, and those are the ones we wind up knowing about. Adultery does happen. It always has and it always will. But I think we may have crossed a threshold...