Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.
This just in from a new Esquire/NBC News study: There are more Americans in the vast middle than on either the left or right.
Who didn't know?
Certainly those Americans who dwell in The Great Big Center have known this for some time.
Rarely, if ever, has so much talk preceded a proposed military strike.
Most administrations contemplating military action worry about an exit strategy. The Obama administration seems to be in search of an entrance strategy.
When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company's syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We're a family.
By then I had been syndicated for more than a decade by the Tribune Co.
As congressional leaders depart the nation’s capital for a much-deserved five-week break, it is with a sense of relief and pride in accomplishment: A grand bargain budget that ends sequestration and makes rational spending cuts, a sane immigration reform package, and progress on a cost-cutting hea...