A Fond Farewell

The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes tells us that "to everything there is a season, and a time to...

ccaldwell January 28, 2008

The Republican Future

Republicans are in danger of losing something more vital to their future than the presidency in 2008. The...

ccaldwell January 21, 2008

Character, Courage Make McCain the GOP's Best Choice

John McCain will emerge as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination if he follows his New...

ccaldwell January 14, 2008

Obama in Perspective

Give Barack Obama his due. He won a smashing victory in Iowa, then gave a stirring speech framed as a...

ccaldwell January 7, 2008

Year in Review: Reasons for Hope

Americans are in a somber mood as the book closes on 2007. Economic worries, underperforming politicians and...

ccaldwell January 1, 2008

Improbably, it's the Democrats Who are in Trouble

Expect the unexpected is fast becoming the operative axiom for the 2008 presidential race. It's already...

ccaldwell December 17, 2007

Politics and the Economy

The American economy will be a rhetorical battleground for Democrats and Republicans right through the...

ccaldwell December 10, 2007

Drug War Allies

The United States and Mexico are doing something historic in the struggle against Mexico's drug cartels,...

ccaldwell November 26, 2007

Drug War Allies

The United States and Mexico are doing something historic in the struggle against Mexico's drug cartels,...

ccaldwell November 19, 2007

Contrition's test; An imprisoned drug lord's moment of truth

Contrition, if sincere, can be a moment of grace, even after a lifetime of the most egregious crimes. Rarely...

ccaldwell November 12, 2007

Iraq progress, by the numbers

To all those who said the "surge" in U.S. forces in Iraq was doomed to fail, a look at the latest...

ccaldwell November 5, 2007

Tale of Two Cities

SAN DIEGO - The images are seared into our recent national memory. Frantic people stranded on rooftops waving...

ccaldwell October 29, 2007

Candidates owe us their views on the drug war

America's global struggle against international drug smuggling rates hardly a mention by the presidential...

ccaldwell October 8, 2007

Bush as Freedom Marcher

Abu Ghraib, alleged Gitmo abuses and the bloody mess in Iraq have supposedly tarnished America's standing on...

ccaldwell October 1, 2007