This is not a list of the best books published in 2012, just the best I’ve read in the past year:
Tom Friedman weighs in on the Chuck Hagel non-nomination, with some very clear thinking. But the Obama Administration is still silent–which remains deeply unfair to Hagel, and deeply satisfying to the extremists who oppose his nomination.
Without a plan to avert the “fiscal cliff,” Congress realistically has two days on which it can pass a bill this year: Dec. 28 and 31.
The so-far insurmountable problem for House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama as they try to reach a budget deal is that nothing matters more to Republicans than fighting taxes.
A week after a gunman killed 20 students and 6 adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre responded to those demanding more gun control by calling for more guns.
Krauthammer is right about the three components of our culture of violence.
The senior Senator from Massachusetts is poised to succeed Hillary Clinton in Foggy Bottom.
Forget defense cuts and tax hikes. If Congress doesn’t act before Jan. 1, the price of milk will skyrocket, according to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
One of the less scintillating milestones of the 2012 election was marked by the General Services Administration, when Mitt Romney became the first candidate to take advantage of the Presidential Transition Act of 2010.
It isn’t easy to find examples of political courage in an election, but I give it a shot in my annual column.