Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is one of the first prominent Republicans in the country to criticize President Donald Trump over the findings of the Mueller investigation — calling the report’s details “distributing” and saying Trump only narrowly avoided being charged with obstruction of justice.
A cliché holds that one never gets a second chance to make a first impression. Four years ago, though, President Obama didn't do well in his first encounter with Mitt Romney, but he bounced back in the second without any character transplant. Can the set-in-tone Donald Trump do likewise next time?
I must admit to being no big fan of Hillary Clinton, and for a variety of reasons. Regardless, when you put the two candidates on the scales, there is no question about who is more qualified and has the better character and temperament, and who gets trumped.
On the day Mitt Romney called Donald Trump a con man, a fraud and a phony, and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz subsequently ran Mr. Trump through a televised debate buzz saw, the Republican Party may have hit a new low in self-disparagement.
Never in memory have so many presidential hopefuls plunged this early before an election year into the money chase to put themselves on the path to the White House. And for whatever reason, all of them are Republicans.
2015 -- the far-away year Marty McFly visits in the 1980s classic Back to the Future -- is shaping up, ironically, to be a year when the familiar reasserts itself. Such mainstays as the Bush-versus-Clinton dynastic feud, the Star Wars saga, interest rates, U.S. power around the world and the telephone all are poised to make a comeback this year.
Making predictions in science fiction movies — and newspaper columns — is risky business. But here are a few for 2015, including those on the presidential aspirations of Martin O'Malley, Ben Carson and Robert Ehrlich.