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On Libya, 'reality behind the words' must be understood

03/18/11 05:17PM

Let me finish tonight with this third warfront in the Islamic world.Here we are again with a president explaining why we are beginning military hostilities, not how they are going to end.The definition here is of a "no fly" zone aimed at protecting "civilians." That's the sanitary language - very United Nations, very dainty.Then, there's the reality behind the words. They need to be fully understood now, before the escalation starts.Why? read more

Struggle has improved our democracy

03/16/11 05:21PM

Let me finish tonight with this failure on the part of some politicians to know our history.This is not about an individual or a group like the Tea Partiers.  This is about us, our country, its ideals, and the progress it's represented in human history.And it is important.The key message about America is we got a lot of it right in 1776 - we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.Nothing in our history compares to the wonder, God- read more