Partisan identity is now stronger and more meaningful for many Americans than race, ethnicity or religious denomination — and is viewed as a more legitimate justification for discrimination, says Jonah Goldberg.
The shooting of Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four other people at a baseball practice by a shooter who asked what party the players belonged to demonstrates that at a time of pitched political partisanship, words have consequences.
Today, delegates to the upcoming convention face a vote of even greater impact than the one I faced in 2008: to potentially make Donald Trump the Republican presidential nominee. I urge them to do everything in their power to prevent that catastrophe.
One of the leading candidates for the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States, the man who wants to be Commander in Chief of the U.S. military, Donald Trump, once summarized his toughness by stating, "I can deal with anyone." Well, perhaps not everyone. It seems that Trump is afraid of strong, confident women, and Fox News host, Megyn Kelly, in particular.
The notion that the Sarah Palin "get" is a kind of coup for Mr. Trump and a setback for Mr. Cruz only underscores the pathetic depths to which this campaign has sunk, with the election year only barely begun. Will Mr. Cruz now even the score by bagging the endorsement of Dan Quayle, who at least was a real vice president for four years?
If you have to take an admissions test to go to college and a driver's test to get a license, why is it that you can run for president of the United States and leader of the free world without any qualifying measures? The stakes are too high and the American people deserve better.
There's a widespread assumption that racial, ethnic and sexual authenticity is bound up in support for liberal policies. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has one of the most poignant life stories of any African-American in public life, but he's routinely belittled as a sellout because he's conservative. Ben Carson, a child of an illiterate single mom in inner-city Detroit who became a world-renowned brain surgeon, has also gotten the "Uncle Tom" treatment.
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political leaders.
While undoubtedly benefiting from Fallon¿s strong ratings lead-in, Meyers has on his own taken control of the late-late time period with a show that is smart, funny, topical and politically engaged. Meyers is the smartest guy to sit behind a desk on late-night TV since Dick Cavett or Jack Paar.
What makes the tea party movement so effective at mobilizing voters and winning elections is the same thing that may limit its effectiveness in the future: its decentralized nature. The tea party movement is politics guerrilla-style.