| Jun 21, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Republicans seem befuddled by President Obama's decision to halt deportation of young people brought into the United States illegally by their undocumented parents. Mitt Romney is gobsmacked, Speaker of the House John Boehner is exasperated, and Florida...
| Jun 22, 2012
Can President Barack Obama be re-elected by running against former President George W. Bush? Some Democratsseem to think that's a good part of what he's been doing, and they question the notion.
While repeatedly reminding voters, in a major campaign...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Today, House Speaker John Boehner scrounged around to find the few votes he needed to pass a deficit reduction and debt limit increase plan, a difficult proposition, as his party's conservative wing has grown bold in its revolt against his leadership....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Unless House Republicans come to their senses, it now seems likely that about 160 million Americans are about to get a tax increase that amounts to $1,000 for the average household and could knock down U.S. projected economic growth next year (already...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 6:48 PM
In a countdown to crisis time like this weekend, if you can only watch one channel, once again, I would make it CNN.
On one level, the argument is simple.
In terms of cable, there is little or none of the blatant ideology that drives MSNBC and Fox...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Republican wishful thinkers like to rationalize away the damage being inflicted on their party by the intramural mudslinging among its unimpressive field of presidential candidates. After all, they note, in 2008 Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Dan Rodricks' recent column ("Justice Breyer, the supreme explainer," Oct. 13) points to a historically important incident which exposes the real danger inherent in the Supreme Court's decision-making power, politically speaking.
In the Bush v. Gore...
| May 26, 2011
| 9:30 AM
As the climate continues to change as a result of human actions, the government has done little to regulate the known causes of the problem. Consider Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's recent proposal to restrict the Environmental Protection...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
For the good of the country and the legislative process, regardless of who wins the presidential race, the following should resign their leadership posts (although there's a slim chance that it will happen, but Washington is simply dead with them in...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:45 AM
According to letter writer Rani Merryman's reasoning ("Romney is a leader, Sept. 8), President Barack Obama promised unity but failed to unite the two political parties. In my way of thinking, Mr. Obama cannot be faulted for the results of a stone-walling...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending.
Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:05 AM
In his July 12 letter, "In 2012, Americans should vote with their heads, not just their hearts," William W. McCollum offered sage advice: Voters should select a president by using their heads. In disagreeing with the letter writer, however, I believe that...