In an election year, it's all too easy for politicians to defer hard choices until after the polls have closed in November. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has taken the more difficult road with his "Path to Prosperity" budget.
Christmas is a time of gratitude, as we reflect on the blessings we enjoy not only on Dec. 25 but year-round. But how often do we give thanks for our unique and extraordinary country? Do we truly know how special it is?