Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, was serving as chairman of the Democratic National Convention when the effort was made to put God back in the platform. He read the new language, then called for a voice vote to approve it — not once, but three times, since it was clear that he did not have the two-thirds majority needed to approve it. After the third attempt to try to get a better result, he went ahead and declared the measure passed.

Officially, God is now in the Democratic platform. But, in fact, His presence there was roundly booed by a heck of a lot of Democrats at their national convention.

Republican leaders' decision to honor Ron Paul with a video tribute at this year’s Republican National Convention didn’t sit well with some on the nominal right.

In an article appearing in National Review Online, “The Problem with Paul,” Jamie M. Fly and Evan Moore give expression to this angst when they refer to Romney’s and the conventional planners’ decision as “ridiculous,” “regrettable,” and “a mistake.”

This writer offers a reply to National Review Online's scathing critique of Ron Paul.

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another — and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.

The teacher strike in Chicago is more than just about salaries, benefits, and collective bargaining.  It is more about the struggle between the visions of two liberal personalities than anything else: Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union and Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago.  

Bill Clinton's rousing speech at the Democrats' convention told the delegates that Republicans "want to go back to the same old policies that got us into trouble in the first place." That is world class brass. Bill Clinton's own administration, more than any other, promoted an unsustainable housing boom, which eventually and inevitably led to a housing bust that brought down the whole American economy.

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