| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz last week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: "I think even when life...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:33 AM
In the long lull before the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August, party leaders and strategists for Mitt Romney are calculating how they can put their collective best foot forward. This year, it will not be easy.
| Aug 5, 2012
There's a right way and a wrong way to have a debate about taxes in this country. This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demonstrated how not to accomplish that task with his claim that Mitt Romney didn't pay any federal income taxes over a 10-...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This is shaping up to be the second election in a row that's about someone who isn't on the ballot: George W. Bush.
In 2008, Barack Obama won in no small part by turning the election into a referendum on President Bush and by claiming that a John...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In his effort to be chosen as Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, Mitt Romney submitted 23 years of his tax returns to the McCain campaign — after which the senator and his staff rejected Mr. Romney and picked Sarah...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Among Republicans, it is an article of faith that high unemployment and voter disapproval of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy should put Mitt Romney in the White House. Unfortunately, Republicans fail to grasp that challengers must offer a...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Mitt Romney said he wanted to select a vice presidential candidate who had a vision for America, and that he did. In fact, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan likely beats out his prospective boss in the vision department, having provided the most concrete and...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Barack Obama made himself a one-term president last week by telling ABC, "I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married."
Up till now, he was politically savvy, saying his position was "evolving." But in repealing the military's "don't ask,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In 1995, Barack Obama released "Dreams From My Father," a compelling memoir full of stories about his life that -- though often not exactly true -- persuaded many people that this young man had a great political future ahead of him.
Nearly a decade...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:01 AM
"While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics."
That penultimate sentence in now-retired Justice John Paul Stevens' brilliant dissent in the...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Every Memorial Day, John Strumsky goes to a veterans cemetery with his wife, Dawn, listens to the ceremony on the grounds and tours the grave markers.
The tradition leaves him with mixed emotions, he said.
Strumsky's emotional confusion stems from his...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:
Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...