GOP radicals and the end of American exceptionalism

Last November, Karen Tumulty wrote an interesting article titled American exceptionalism: an old idea and a new political battle: [T]he idea that the United States is inherently superior to the world’s other nations has become the battle cry from a new front in...

Epic irony: Mideast moves forward while America moves backward

The contrast between events in the Middle East and the political reality here in America is striking: as the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere rise by the millions to protest injustice, and as governments from Jordan to Syria see the writing on the wall,...