| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:19 PM
With so many tens of millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns anonymously this year, it's hard to believe anyone would oppose some minimum level of disclosure. After all, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote in the infamous Citizens United...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Voter fraud is not a problem in our country. For years, the emphasis has been on increasing voter participation so that those who get elected are truly representative of the people. Now, in an effort to defeat President Barack Obama in November, the...
| Nov 5, 2008
The same Democratic wave that made history yesterday by electing Barack Obama to the presidency drowned Republicans in the House and Senate and seemed poised to give Democrats commanding power in Congress.
Voters appeared to be looking for someone to...