| Mar 19, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The good folks at Public Policy Polling decided to use their valuable time conducting a presidential poll including Charlie Sheen. Yes, he of Adonis DNA and tiger blood.
Even though it's been widely misreported that Sheen won matchups against both...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Last week, we introduced the "Wile E. Coyote Anvil of Reason Award," given to that person in the news who most needs a dose of brutal cartoonish enlightenment.
This week, we have several worthy nominees. They are:
• Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Yes, Rick Perry might seem a little, well, out there with some of his public statements. But the Texas governor has something that our current commanded-in-chief lacks: Overt machismo.
And this cannot be underestimated. Macho men have a long history...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:57 PM
I hate the unprecedented extent to which Fox News has involved itself in Republican politics, but I have to admit the channel presented a first-class, rousing and illuminating debate among GOP candidates Thursday night.
Most of the credit has to go to...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 7:01 PM
I saw a lot of Iowa straw poll coverage this weekend, and some of it was pretty awful. But nothing made me want to gag like this exchange between Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann Saturday night on Huckabee's weekly conflict-of-interest hour that Fox...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:00 PM
A Christian dominionist won the Republican straw poll in Iowa this weekend ("Bachmann wins; Perry's in," Aug. 14) Michele Bachmann believes that as an elected leader she has a divinely ordained duty to transform American government to the dictates of...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:00 PM
I see that Republican candidate Michele Bachmann is now "guaranteeing" gas will be $2 a gallon if she becomes president. Wow!
As anyone familiar with the free market knows, there is only one way to guarantee that gas is going to be at the price set by...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Considering all the political woes that have besieged Barack Obama in the third year of his presidency — including the disappointment in him many liberal Democrats have loudly expressed — you might expect he'd have a challenge by now for the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:57 AM
A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward.
We are going to battle once again.
Progressives believe in openness, equal opportunity and...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:41 PM
National independent political groups that played a significant role in last year's midterm elections are beginning to engage again in competitive House districts in Illinois, Florida and other states, though so far they've pulled their punches in what...
| Oct 23, 2011
Which candidate running for president in 2012 has drawn the most negative coverage in the press over the last five months? Here's a hint: The results aren't even close.
If you said Texas Gov. Rick Perry, congratulations, you had it exactly wrong. Mr....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 2:06 PM
The race for the Republican presidential nomination turned nasty this week, as Mitt Romney's former hairstylist, Francois Lockes, accused the GOP front-runner of using hair color to grey his temples. "Monsieur Romney est inauthentique," Mr. Lockes, a...