Chilling effect. That's the term lawyers and judges use to describe the result of government actions that deter people from exercising their right of free speech.
What do the Benghazi cover-up and the IRS scandal have in common? They were both about winning elections, under false pretenses.
What were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton thinking?
Many loud voices in the debate over immigration have been insisting that effective border enforcement must precede any steps that legalize the status of current illegal immigrants.
"We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked," Secretary of State Dean Rusk famously said during the Cuban missile crisis.
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"
Tomorrow, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will be dedicated at Southern Methodist University in Texas. It's a good time to look back on the performance of the 43rd president, who has been almost entirely missing from the public stage these past four years.
Chaos. Things seemed to be spinning out of control on many fronts last week.
"More tears are shed over answered prayers," the 16th century nun St. Teresa of Avila is supposed to have said, "than over unanswered ones."
"Without legislative language," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy declared in a statement March 20, "there is nothing for the Judiciary Committee to consider this week at our markup."