| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Most political prognosticators forecast that Republicans will recapture the U.S. Senate in this fall's midterm elections. The GOP already holds the House, and the fact that Republicans control the lower chamber but not the upper one is actually...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
What if Hillary Clinton doesn't seek the presidency in 2016?
Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice President Joe Biden. He might well be reluctant to take her on, considering the powerhouse she has become, with an army of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I know it's disturbingly early to get into this, but here is my out-of-nowhere prediction for the 2016 presidential race: Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul.
Ms. Clinton is an easy pick. She was on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart on Tuesday night looking...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Sunday's cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher regarding Richard Cheney was right on ("The Cheney tour," July 6)!
Single-handedly behind the scenes, Mr. Cheney has wreaked more havoc than any other American citizen ever.
In 1976, he met with three other...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home.
The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Calls for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over ridiculously excessive wait times for VA medical appointments and, moreover, for the falsification of data that would have illuminated these and related problems,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:37 AM
As President Barack Obama contemplates November's congressional elections, the odds are they may produce Republican majorities in both the House and Senate. That would likely mean more of the same legislative frustration that has met his presidency to...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:18 AM
Despite the sneers of MSNBC hosts and the disdainful manner of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Benghazi matters. And it matters in ways we don't yet even understand – deep, fractious ways that reveal a major front in the culture war almost...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address.
The freshman chief executive five years ago...
| Mar 2, 2014
The recently proposed U.S. troop cuts are an important step toward re-sizing today's forces to meet the current U.S. defense strategy, which calls for defeating a major adversary and deterring a second by denying objectives or imposing unacceptable costs,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:56 PM
It is hard to imagine any city in the nation being more reviled by Americans these days than Washington.
The standoff last week among the White House, Senate and House of Representatives as the clock wound down on the country’s ability to pay its...