| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people?
Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:44 AM
The nation's debt ceiling is back in the news this week and for all the old, familiar reasons. By month's end, it will need to be raised or the U.S. Treasury will run out of money to pay the country's outstanding bills, and House Republicans are once...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens once famously stated that the Internet is a "series of tubes," an observation that would have been more comical if his committee hadn't been responsible for regulating the Internet. Rep. Michele Bachmann suggested that...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Well, that didn't take long.
Just as several genuine scandals cast the Obama administration in an unfavorable light, Republicans in Congress are already overreaching — with hyperbolic comparisons to Watergate, calls for special prosecutors,...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Some recent headlines from the alternate universe of modern conservatism:
Rush Limbaugh claims the bad guy in the new "Batman" movie was named Bane to remind voters of Mitt Romney's controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Michele Bachmann, citing zero...
| 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.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, running for reelection in the now more Democratic Sixth District, casts himself as an “independent voice” in his first radio ad of the general election campaign.
The 10-term incumbent, who was first elected...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart...
| 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-...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Maybe the party is finally over.
Meaning not simply the Grand Old Party, but more specifically the bacchanal of the bizarre and carnival of crazy to which it has lately devolved. So obvious has this devolution become that even Republican stalwarts...
| Jan 12, 2013
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 6:25 AM
President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman on Monday when the group meets in Los Angeles.
But neither development is...