Politics abhors a vacuum.
The Framers of the Constitution wisely understood that constitutional principles must not be sacrificed on the altar of political appeasement.
Trade and investment have come to be the foundation, the ballast, of the U.S.-China relationship, providing great stability.
Protecting basic rights such as freedom of expression enhances social stability.
Any bilateral trade and investment agreement must be comprehensive and address the full range of barriers to U.S. goods and services if it is to receive broad, bipartisan congressional support.
The U.S.-China relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world.
The Founding Fathers provided a way to reverse unpopular Supreme Court decisions: a constitutional amendment.
We Montanans take pride in our low crime rate and believe honest people can disagree without being disagreeable. Maybe extremist groups believe they can find a home in Montana because of our easygoing ways.
I don't want retired schoolteachers or any other good Americans to be duped by fraudulent organizations into giving money, thinking it is going to go to disabled vets, when in fact it's not at all. It's going in to pad the pockets of some scam artists. I want to stop this stuff.
In this ever-changing world, it's more important than ever that our top-notch military continues to receive the resources needed to serve and protect our country.
I have learned some core lessons along the way. Among the most important, I have become a firm believer that a strong geopolitical relationship can be born out of a strong economic relationship, which often begins with trade.
The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete.
Health reform is an essential part of restoring America's economy and maintaining our competitiveness.
We won't sit idly by when a crime is committed in the real world. So why should we when it happens in cyber space?
If Congress can strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over school prayer cases, there is no provision in the Constitution immune from congressional tampering.
I think that the level playing field is so unlevel - it is tilted so much in favor of Chinese companies - that it's time for the United States to do a little bit more, see.
The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization.
Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets.
We all must make hatemongers unwelcome in our towns and communities. And we must stand by the heroes in this struggle, the police and county prosecutors who stand up to the extremists.