Good Governance Must Start With the Courts

Good Governance Must Start With the Courts

The highest court in America has been in the spotlight lately. Following its historic decisions on marriage equality and voting rights, Americans recognize the importance that the Supreme Court’s decisions can have on our lives as well as the power they have to...
Scandal Season at the Obama White House

Scandal Season at the Obama White House

It’s not an easy task, defending President Barack Obama from his enemies. The “scandals” keep popping up like dandelions — all of them explainable, after a fashion. Taken together, the explanations begin to sound like “the dog ate my homework.” For example: No one...
Under-Regulating the Regulators

Under-Regulating the Regulators

A powerful and well-connected global consulting firm recently announced it had landed another big fish. Mary Schapiro, the former chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will become one of its managing directors. When asked about her move from the SEC to...
Presidential Distortion

Presidential Distortion

Here’s a thought: Maybe, just maybe, Barack Obama isn’t a socialist. I know, if you’ve tuned into even a little bit of right-wing talk radio, or watched some Fox News shows over the past four years, this might come as a surprise. Obama, in the...
It’s Time to Move Forward on Climate

It’s Time to Move Forward on Climate

As President Barack Obama’s second term gets underway, Americans are expecting big actions from him — especially on climate disruption and clean energy. The decision to block the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline should be the cornerstone of his positive,...
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