When President Obama decided sometime during his first term that he wanted to be able to use unmanned aerial drones in foreign lands to kill people -- including Americans -- he instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to find a way to make it legal, despite the absolute prohibition on governmental extra-judicial killing in federal and state laws and in the Constitution itself.
Governor Mitt Romney carried Arkansas by 24-points, so why does the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll out this morning have a sample that gives Mr. Romney only one point more than President Barack Obama?
Fox News contributor Cal Thomas is celebrating three decades as a syndicated columnist. Only a handful of living peers -- names like Charles Krauthammer and George Will come to mind -- can boast the longevity and reach of Thomas's column, which has run in as many as 500 newspapers.
Attorney General Eric Holder recently revealed that the Justice Department is expanding its guidelines for convicted felons seeking clemency (often called a “pardon” or “commutation of sentence”). “But there are still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime -- and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime.”
One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay.
On Monday, April 21, Patriots’ Day, we celebrate not only the resolve shown on Lexington Green – the determination to stand up for one’s beliefs, no matter the cost – but also the result of that revolution 239 years later.