Feb 19, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul was fast becoming the GOP contender of the future — until he resurrected the Monica Lewinsky issue in a series of recent interviews. It's a real mistake for Paul's rising political future and a strategic blunder for the GOP.
Feb 10, 2014
Remember the days when liberals were advocates for free speech and a tolerant attitude to ideas and people?
Today we are witnessing a disturbing trend. More and more mainstream liberals and Democrats seem to be moving to the intolerant fringe.
I don't want to tar and...
Dec 5, 2013
Not all world leaders are heroes. Nelson Mandela, however, was both.
President Mandela left the world stage today, but he will remain a model for those who lead and seek to promote the ideals of human dignity, freedom and democratic values.
I never met Mandela, though I...
Oct 23, 2013
I'm baffled by calls from opponents of Obamacare to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act. There is growing support among Democrats, and perhaps even the White House, to support a delay. Now, a number of conservatives I respect are among those who support a...
Oct 4, 2013
As we wind our way through the crisis over defunding Obamacare and the debt-ceiling resolution, I have to say I am a bit exasperated by all the media coverage.
Sep 10, 2013
President Obama's speech to the nation reminded me of the other best speech he gave, that one was in Oslo, Norway. Back in 2009, accepting the Nobel Prize, the new president offered some surprising remarks.
Sep 9, 2013
Christopher Ruddy's Perspective: Usually I write an article and then, in summation, offer the "bottom line" - the call to action.
So here is that bottom line to start: Congress should back President Obama's plan to strike Syria.
But I offer one caveat. When the commander in...
Aug 22, 2013
Christopher Ruddy's Perspective: With a budget showdown looming in September, perhaps this is the moment for President Obama to act big and get a deal done with Congress.