| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:03 AM
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:02 PM
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's campaign wants you to know that he is a Motocross rider in his spare time "to relax" -- and that he is apparently very, very cool.
No surprise, this ad comes from Fred Davis, who made Christine O'Donnell's...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Last week I tried to point out some of the many problems we're having as a country because reasonable people have allowed the Tea Party to have the influence it has.
Reasonable people have either bought into the Tea Party propaganda or have decided...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:56 AM
I had an occasion to re-read The Crucible recently. I have always thought it was a great tool to get students thinking about the "Red" scares in our history as far back as the early 1900s. While Arthur Miller was certainly addressing McCarthyism in his...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Politicians on the Far Right, seeking to turn the Republican Party into an uncompromising, unquestioning cause in their own image, sought to silence Dick Lugar's voice of moderation, promising that Indiana still would send a Republican to the Senate....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Karl Rove, the big-time Republican strategist and pundit, said the nation is likely to see action this year on an overhaul of immigration laws after years of a partisan standoff that blocked movement.
That was the only bit of optimism voiced by Rove...
| Feb 13, 2013
After Mitt Romney's 2012 election shellacking, a predictable blame-storm erupted between Republican pragmatists who want to win elections and the conservative zealots who love to argue.
The big divide is most evident in such events as the Tea Party...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Say it ain't so. There has never been a sadder day in American politics.
Political reporters are still in shock over Michele Bachmann's sudden announcement that she will not seek re-election to Congress. How dare she just up and walk away? What are we...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- There are those who say the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic.
A year ago,...
| Sep 2, 2012
The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day.
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint...
| Aug 16, 2011
On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry got into the race for the GOP presidential nomination, and within 24 hours, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty got out.
Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a...