Politics Of The United States
VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.
Perhaps Lake County Republicans aren't endangered species after all. Maybe it's time to retract the characterization I've made in past columns of a minuscule number of conservatives wandering the region.
Conventional wisdom dictates rampant political corruption radiating from certain members of a county political party — coupled with excessive government taxing and spending — should create the perfect environment for fresh faces to sweep into elected offices.
"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ..."
While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.
"To the victor belongs the spoils." - This famous quote from former New York Sen. William L. Marcy has been ringing true in our political system for generations.
I had never realized that Abraham Lincoln was a captain in the Black Hawk War in Western Illinois in 1832 – indeed, I had never even heard of that war. But its impact on the young Lincoln, who witnessed atrocities against civilians by Native Americans and who also had to protect an elderly P…
Many of us are asking: Where is the United States going? We are in the middle of a presidential campaign, and members of Congress are in a quandary. The trust in government these days ranks at about 12 percent and the president at about 44 percent, so we are in for a negative campaign tellin…
Tuesday night was Mitch Daniels' Barack Obama moment.
In one way, I am sorry to see the exit of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels from the Republican presidential contest in 2012.
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