Lara Brown: The American people are breaking up with politics.
Michael Shank & Cassidy Regan: America must be far more careful about who winds up on the receiving end of its military aid.
Leslie Marshall: Should we take the word of the NSA leaker or Obama?
Robert Schlesinger: The two famous Berlin speeches almost never were.
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If the U.S. Congress was one of the kingdoms on HBO's "Game of Thrones," the only people who would support it would be members of the Stark family: in other words, a clan of rather honorable but naïve people whose numbers have been shrinking weekly to the verge of extinction. The latest assessment of Congress' low esteem came the other day from the Gallup polling organization, which says Congress has achieved historic unpopularity.more »
The House of Representatives passed a bill to prevent women from seeking an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill has zero chance of becoming a law due to the fact that the Senate is controlled by Democrats and President Obama has already stated that he will veto it if it miraculously gets to his desk.more »
"You just worry that you're going to see searches of the databases and an expansion for purposes that were not intended when the information was collected," theorized Chris Calabrese, an American Civil Liberties Union privacy lobbyist.more »
It's been a bad week. Despite June's radiant sunshine and long daylight hours, the picture painted by the latest opinion polls is dark.more »
Who's in charge?
The answer to that question in Washington is perhaps no one. And both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are taking the heat – unfairly – for that reality.more »