Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Embattled national Republican chairman Michael Steele's critical remarks on President Obama's pressing the war in Afghanistan draw support from Ron Paul.

Remember when Bob Dole talked about the casualties of  'Democrat wars' in the 1976 VP debate against Walter Mondale?

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Linda Gross offers a fresh perspective on selfless patriotism.

Does a casino really belong on the edge of the Gettysburgh battlefield? Such  writers on history as Garry Wills and James McPherson think not.

 Immigration reform and enforcement remain a political football for the U.S., but the rules of the gridiron may be changing.