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(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 13, 2007 A National Holiday To Honor America's Immigrants
Our national holidays commemorate the birth of our nation, and honor our veterans, presidents, and great civilian leaders such as Martin Luther King. We honor with a holiday those who served our country and those who died in military service.
But there isn't a holiday to honor those who actually built America, our immigrants.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 5, 2007 Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
"Among other high crimes and misdemeanors, the Congress shall in all cases impeach the President for the crimes of failing to protect and preserve this Constitution of The United States of America, and for the crimes of failing to protect and observe the rights of the citizens of the various States."
SHARE Saturday, December 23, 2006 Our American Spirit
We Americans have always shared a simple philosophy. "Leave us alone." We make exceptions for important things, but our desire to be left alone is one of our strongest traits.
SHARE Thursday, December 14, 2006 More Than A Day Late And Many Dollars Short
The House Ethics Committee released a report on the Congressman Foley scandal with House pages. The panel said it found no evidence that any current lawmakers or aides violated any rules, and recommended no sanctions.
SHARE Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Goodbye to a Special Mascot
It looks like my Alma mater is going to retire its mascot. I remember the first time I saw Chief Illiniwek. On that day a stadium full of people held Chief Illiniwek in a position of honor and respect. A lot has changed since 1967, including our tolerance and respect for each other.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 29, 2006 Why Democrats should be trusted to control Congress
President Bush said Saturday Democrats should not be trusted to control Congress because they have no idea how to win in Iraq. President Bush is wrong. Democrats should be trusted to control Congress because they recognize the mistakes Republicans refuse to see. The best plan for success starts with recognizing what doesn't work.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 22, 2006 How Democrats Can Win When Republicans Don't Self Destruct
In the 21st century, Democrats lost three important elections because many voters cannot support a national leadership that appears insensitive to the issue of abortion. Democrats may win this election, but Republicans have shot themselves in the foot this time. Both feet. Maybe all eight feet. On a level field, there is no reason to think this 2006 election would have been any different than the last three.
SHARE Thursday, September 28, 2006 An Unlikely Lesson From Tokyo Rose
House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Democrats who voted against a bill that would establish a military court system to prosecute terror suspects "voted today in favor of more rights for terrorists." But, maybe they were voting to oppose the careless conduct of justice. The pursuit of justice requires a well-laid trail of safeguards and correction points, not just a trial. Ask Tokyo Rose.
SHARE Wednesday, September 27, 2006 What This Election Is About
It's not just the war in Iraq. George Bush's traditional territory is terror. But this election is about so much more. It's about choosing leaders to guard the heritage of America, and ones who are mindful of what that actually is.
Don't be tricked into thinking it's about what Republican strategists want you to think it's about.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 20, 2006 A Lesson From The People of Hungary
This is America. We should be giving lessons to the world on democracy. Instead, we are taking lessons from the wonderful citizens of Hungary.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 12, 2006 It's Time To Get Back Onto Lincoln's Path
So far the 2006 elections are about terrorism and the war in Iraq. But it should be about the kind of America we want. There is a striking difference between what we are now and what is truly in our hearts.
SHARE Friday, September 8, 2006 The Next Five Years of Fear
The Republicans are using the fear of another 9/11 as a campaign issue five years later. If we had made any real progress under their leadership, they wouldn't need to invoke fear. But they have little or nothing to brag about. The real fear is that five years from now we will have made little more progress under their leadership.