President Obama deserves praise for fulfilling his promise to end a war he opposed before he even started campaigning for the presidency.
The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.
The President's speech in Osawatomie was the true "pivot" towards jobs and away from the austerity debates of last summer for which workers, occupy protesters and tens of millions more have been waiting.
The GOP vote against President Obama's nominee to the Consumer Financial Protection Board was to sabotage the agency.
Affirmative action has received an important boost from the Obama administration.