In 1970, when Richard Blumenthal served, many young Americans joined the military reserves to avoid fighting overseas. Today, by contrast, many young Americans join the reserves precisely so that they can fight overseas. That’s because America today has an operational reserve that is integral to the U.S. military and its war-fighting team. This is an important achievement which we must sustain. Indeed, Congress must ensure that we never revert back to the bad old days when reservists were second-class citizens and unequal members of the United States military.
In spite of all I admired and wrote in support of Governor Sarah Palin, I cannot claim intellectual honesty if I try to justify her profoundly disturbing endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul.
It is one thing to vote for a flawed candidate opposing one who is worse. It is another thing altogether to place immense credibility [...]