If citizens want their governments to reflect their wishes they must allow those governments to operate in some degree of secrecy.
The United States is more unequal than it has been since the Gilded Age of the 1920s; aside from the moral implications, this represents a structural obstacle to sustained economic growth.
The punditry’s refrain has been that this is less a victory for Republicans than a loss for Democrats. The variety of Democratic losers — from moderates to extreme liberals, from clean campaigners to dirty ones — demonstrates this clearly.
One of the most common reactions to President Barack Obama’s visit to USC was that his inspirational speech was lost amid the overly partisan rhetoric that preceded it.
Having Obama on campus will be great publicity for USC but serves as a sad reflection on American politics.
Lost amid the increasingly acrimonious campaign for governor has been a pleasant surprise in this year’s state elections — the relative silence that has surrounded the propositions.
Approximately 11 million illegal immigrants currently reside in the United States, about 3 million of which are in California. Right now, illegal immigrants are in what can best be described as a state of limbo.
Anytime I’ve heard Tea Party updates over the past few weeks, my first thought is always the same: they cannot be serious.
In what is becoming an unfortunate pattern, the Obama administration — and political leadership in general — missed an incredible opportunity last weekend.