Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics.
But in the end our government usually - not unfailingly - is responsive to the people; and usually - not always - will try to do what is right.
I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.
Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.
We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law.
A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.
For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.
I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.