It is a mark of how much has changed in such a short time that Ireland’s vote for gay marriage last week was, in the end, the expected outcome — even if the breadth of marriage equality’s victory was breathtaking.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament is the result of a paradox: The center in Britain held and flew apart at the same time.
Republicans and conservatives have a brand problem. Their presidential campaign will only aggravate it as candidates are forced to double-down on an ideology that is in danger of decline.
As Newt Gingrich champions government spending on not only infrastructure, but on commerce, art, and medicine as well, he echos the demands of president John Quincy Adams.
Marco Rubio, in emphasizing his youth, is playing generational politics. The problem is the younger generation doesn’t always buy in to this sort of thing. Also his ideas sound, well, old.