Like a savvy statesman, Cory Booker punctuates the first chunk of a Jimmy Fallon interview with a funny tale which endears him to The Tonight Show crowd. We won’t give away the details, but let’s just say being elected to Congress doesn’t always stop one’s Mom from fussing over them. Things turn serious, however, when […]
Let’s face it – there were going to be protests and requests-for-delay at the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings no matter what. In the divided political landscape of 2018, a Republican or Democratic POTUS could nominate Ghandi to the Supreme Court, and there would still be protests and outrage over his confirmation. But Dems couldn’t have […]
Senato Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee took place on January 11-12, approximately one week before Trump takes office. The attorney general nominee was grilled profusely by the opposing party. Here are 10 of their best takedowns.
The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.
This is a letter to political centrists. For those of you alarmed that Rep. Eric Cantor was not conservative enough for Republicans in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, I encourage you to read Charles Wheelan’s The Centrist Manifesto. Wheelan, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College, puts to words what we can all sense: Partisan gridlock is […]
By Andrew Seidman, The Philadelphia Inquirer TRENTON, N.J. — Even as the national GOP works to take control of the Senate in November’s midterm elections — and high-profile challengers crop up in states that had seemed out of play — New Jersey’s top Republican political talent is passing on a chance to try to take out […]