| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:30 AM
I keep hearing that the billionaires and big corporations that poured all that money into the 2012 election learned their lesson. They lost their shirts and won't do it again. So we don't need campaign finance reform.
It's true their...
| Dec 9, 2012
Just as the devil's finest trick is persuading you that he doesn't exist (according to the poet Baudelaire), the best trick of big-money political donors may be persuading Americans that Citizens United doesn't matter.
Citizens United, of course, is the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:09 AM
In November of 1788, right around the time some confounded colonials were celebrating what they called their 168th "Thanksgiving," King George III finally went off the deep end.
Tormented by the ridiculous principles established by those troublemakers...
| Nov 11, 2012
The 2012 election cycle was ugly and dirty, a cut below women's mud wrestling. It brought out the worst in all of us: We watched it after all. Supposedly, when Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the end of the Constitutional Convention in...
| Nov 14, 2012
Since last week's election, Republicans have been talking at a fever pitch about their big tent, and the obvious need to make that tent bigger in light of the defeat of Mitt Romney and so many others in the GOP. The dialogue is a dramatic departure from...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 5:05 AM
After contests in 22 states, Mitt Romney is still the favorite to become the Republican presidential nominee. He's got the money. He's got the machine. And increasingly, and most importantly, he's got the delegates.
But despite a good showing on Super...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are sending another $5 million to support the presidential ambitions of Newt Gingrich, providing funds to the House speaker's close allies as the remaining GOP presidential candidates turn to Florida.
This month, the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Mitt Romney romped to a commanding victory Saturday in Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses, posting a second consecutive win and laying an impressive marker in a battleground state both parties will vigorously contest in November.
| Mar 22, 2012
We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social...
| Mar 8, 2012
Poor Mitt Romney. He won six of 10 states on Super Tuesday, including hotly contested Ohio. He lengthened his lead in the count of delegates who will actually choose the Republican presidential nominee. But he's still a long way from claiming victory....
| Feb 23, 2012
It sometimes feels as if the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has been going on forever, but if you measure the campaign by the number of delegates chosen so far, we're only about 10% done.
Much has been made about how the outcome is...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, and Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, have filed their destination casino bill that is sure to bring plenty of lobbyists and campaign donations to the state capital. The bill, which will be one of the most hotly contested...