Editorial: A political atmosphere of distrust

According to one Reuters online poll, our president — Barack Obama — whom Republicans view as the more imminent threat to the country with 34 percent of those voting, saying that his presence poses the biggest threat.

Korobov: Neither party is "fiscally responsible"

While the sentiment of making "tough choices" is one expressed by virtually every politician, it is hardly ever fulfilled. In the age of career politicians, the first thought after securing a position is thinking about how to hold on to it. They have become remarkably successful at doing this. Congressmen have a 90 percent re-election rate.

Dugan: Our judgment of a mass killer depends on race

What if Andreas Lubitz was a brown, bearded man? Would he be attributed the same humanist attention and scrutiny to the mentality that fueled the act or intention behind the act? I believe not, and that accusations of terrorism would be rampant in Western media.

Elliot: Aisle of lost

Louie Gohmert comes from Texas, no surprise. If California is where America is invented, Texas is where it devolves.

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