"These bills would not fix our immigration system. Rather, they would make it less just and would undermine our moral authority domestically and globally."
We say: Soon, we will see either a plan to keep nuclear weapons out of Iran's arsenal or a newly isolated Iran again racing to develop nuclear weapons.
For the Obama administration and the Bush administration before it, drone strikes kill terrorists before terrorists can kill innocents, and the strikes keep American soldiers out of harm's way.
But for a group of faith leaders, drones are a crude tool of death that make killing as easy as shooting a video game villain, and they put innocents in harm's way.
Opposition to the legalization of marijuana is on "the side of science and the side of fact," said William J. Bennett, a former U.S. secretary of education and former federal "drug czar."
He called it "remarkable that there are so many in denial" about the harmful effects of pot.
Bennett made the comments Monday in discussing his new book on the topic at an event at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.
We say: The use of torture and its promotion by U.S. government personnel is an indelible stain upon the nation's conscience. It will not wash off.
"I have come to believe that we must trust women and families -- not politicians -- to make the best decision for their lives."
Column: As Washington settles in for more and more gridlock, one group of veteran political operatives remains deeply committed to making the government serve the common good.
Analysis: The Supreme Court will decide whether to allow same-sex marriage nationwide later this year and there is little doubt which way it's leaning.
NCR Today: Francis needs to speak about the plight of the poor, both domestically and worldwide, immigration issues, and climate change.
The committee hearing questioned the "best way forward" in addressing human trafficking, forced labor and other terms of modern slavery on a global scale.