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Dealing with the debt

Dealing with the debt

05/21/12 08:00PM

Sen. Tom Coburn, author of “The Debt Bomb,” talks about the sparring over spending in Congress. Coburn calls Congress, “short-term thinkers running crisis... watch

Ford: I would not have backed off the comments if I were Mayor Booker

05/21/12 12:35PM

Former DLC chair Harold Ford Jr.: I would not have backed off the comments if I were Mayor Booker. I understand him wanting to make the point that legitimate questions can be raised about whether or not at Bain they made bad decisions…Overall, I agree with the substance of his comments on “Meet the Press.” I agree with the core of it. I would not have backed them out. Having said that, I understand as a surrogate for the campaign, you would have to have one of your key and most eloquent and most effective surrogates at least clarify, or at least bring some context to those statements. read more

An excerpt from Arthur Herman's new book "Freedom Forge"

An excerpt from Arthur Herman's new book "Freedom Forge"

05/21/12 11:40AM

PROLOGUEOur opponents are miserable worms. I saw themat Munich.—Adolf HitlerIT WASN’T A DAY to expect catastrophe.Across Western Europe, May 10, 1940, dawned bright and clear. Then, with a whine accelerating to a scream, swarms of German Stuka divebombers swooped out of the skies over Holland and Belgium and unloaded their bombs. The skies turned from blue to white as thousands of parachutes opened and German paratroopers descended to earth to seize key bridges and installations. The supposedly impregnable Fort Eben Emael fell in a matter of hours. read more

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