Democrats have their own problems, but they are far more in step with mainstream America while the GOP remains more interested in appeasing a narrow base than governing a diverse country.
There’s no more tangled issue in our age than the expanding right of the individual to bear arms when it collides with the right of society to be protected from troubled, armed individuals.
Christian conservatives are the most dominant group in Iowa’s GOP caucuses. Thus, the crazy contest to champion born-again, evangelical causes.
Obama has already done many favors for the president who will be inaugurated in January 2017. The Democrats know it and the Republicans won’t admit it.
The GOP is proceeding along two tracks — the headline track and the governing track. Which party will show up Aug. 6 for the first presidential debate?
As he seeks support for the new international deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Obama is seeking comparisons with Reagan and Nixon.
Walker has been one long walking, talking, maddening provocation to Democrats. His entire political career has been against the odds — just the way he likes them.
Practically everybody’s “telling it like it is.” But that is hardly enough to stand out in a year like this. There are about 20 candidates and many have unfiltered personalities, nothing to lose, or both.
It would have been admirable for this change of heart regarding the Confederate flag to have happened without the cruel shock of a massacre of innocents.
Given Chris Christie’s blunt, outspoken personality, it makes sense that he’d adopt a “straight-talk” strategy. The problem — and it’s a big one — is that he’s simply not presidential material.
The GOP’s argument that Democrats want to lure as many people as possible into government dependency is specious, but we’re going to hear it a lot over the next 18 months.
But does quantity equal quality and an advantage in a general election? Or does it mean endless coverage of positions that could hurt the eventual nominee?
Republican presidential candidates are tripping all over each other to say that we shouldn’t have invaded Iraq. Unfortunately, there are far more relevant questions that Republican and Democratic candidates alike need to answer.
The easy answer is just that he wasn’t motivated enough, just didn’t try hard enough. The fact is Freddie Gray was up against a deck so stacked that it likely would have crushed anyone.
This is the week that the Confederacy, and slavery, suffered permanent defeat. Yet these two stories are reminders of both the nation’s original sin and the prejudices, pathologies, and policy failures that continue to haunt us.