When the drums start beating next time, remember the pain and cost of war. Our duty, as veterans, is to focus citizen's attention on the high price for what is done in their name.
In study after study, DoD and outside reviews confirm that a combined military medical command is the most effective and least expensive means to provide health care to the vast military community.
The New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center must be about caring for the entire military family's wounded and sick. This is the mission to be accomplished.
Beyond the inchoate and diffuse anger of the Tea Party faction there is a real and reasoned discontent in the land. It's not so much against incumbents themselves as it is anti-establishment.
PA-12 is coal country. This is not friendly ground for cap and trade. But cap and trade will never become law by simply collecting naturally friendly votes -- there just aren't enough of them.
Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.
The lesson should be clear: Trade reform is a hugely popular issue on both the left and right. Trade is an issue that candidates can win on in 2010.