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Iraqi counterterrorism forces gesture in Falluja, Iraq, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground

What media coverage of the terror strikes tends to obscure is that the strategy pursued by Obama is gradually destroying ISIS, as its thugs surrender one city after another.

July 15, 2016
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions speaks next to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at Madison City Schools Stadium in Madison

Unlike Trump, Republicans Only Supported The Brexit After The Vote

Although Donald Trump has been rooting for Britain to leave the European Union well before the Brexit decision on Friday morning, some Republicans joined him in taking an affirmative stance on the issue—but only after the vote actually happened.

June 25, 2016
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference as Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) listens on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Senate Rejects Gun-Control Measures After Orlando Shooting

The effort to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists faced an uphill battle, with critics in both parties skeptical about its chances. “What am I going to tell the community of Orlando?” asked Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida after the votes. “Sadly, what I’m going to tell them is the NRA won again.”

June 20, 2016
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Cartoon: Republican Unity Emerges

Donald Trump is taking Republicans along for the ride, whether they like it or not.

June 14, 2016
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Cartoon: Real Republicans Meet

Surely, Bill Kristol can solve this election.

May 31, 2016
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Cartoon: Cruz And Kasich Have A New Plan

Donald Trump won’t know what hit him…

April 25, 2016
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention winter meetings in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Clueless GOP Establishment Is Fueling Hurricane Donnie Trump

Today’s Republican establishment now finds that it is so out of touch with regular voters that it now faces a howling, Category-5 hurricane that’s threatening to implode the Grand Old Party.

April 6, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump Tries to Hijack America. Want to Stop Him?

Last week in Washington, more than 50 world leaders convened to discuss nuclear terrorism, and what do you think they talked about? According to President Obama, they talked about Donald Trump.

April 6, 2016
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Brokered GOP Convention? No One Knows How That Would Work

WASHINGTON — The 2016 Republican National Convention is shaping up as a free-for-all where every delegate is a kingmaker, rules could change and no one will have an easy time figuring out what’s going on. In other words, no brokered convention. There aren’t any more brokers. “This is not something that will be decided wholesale,” […]

April 4, 2016
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Seven Years Late, Media Elites Finally Acknowledge GOP’s Radical Ways

The truth is, anyone with clear vision recognized a long time ago that the GOP has transformed itself since 2009 into an increasingly radical political party, one built on complete and total obstruction.

March 29, 2016
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Sen. Tom Cotton Bashes Obama’s ISIS Strategy, But Wouldn’t Do Anything Differently

Despite ISIS continuing to lose more territory by the day in Iraq and Syria, Republican Senator Tom Cotton got on MSNBC to tell the American public that President Barack Obama’s plan was not working. He didn’t suggest any alternative plan to defeat ISIS and instead spent the duration of his appearance whining about everything Obama was doing wrong as president.

March 25, 2016
US President Barack Obama announces Judge Merrick Garland of the United States Court of Appeals as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court at White House in Washington

Who Is Merrick Garland?

If it matters to Senate Republicans: The 63 year-old Chicagoan has a sterling reputation of being compassionate and fair-minded.

March 16, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Savannah Center in Cincinnati

Under Fire, Trump Seeks Breakthrough In Republican Primaries

Donald Trump could take a giant step on Tuesday toward securing the Republican presidential nomination if he wins the Florida and Ohio primaries.

March 15, 2016
An anti-Trump protester holds his protest sign outside a rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland

Liberal Groups Urge Non-Violent Movement To Stop Trump

“This is a five-alarm fire for our democracy.”

March 15, 2016
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Endorse This: Confessions Of A Republican

A prescient video from 1964 could be used today on the Republican party.

March 14, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a campaign event in Radford

Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016
Pope Francis blesses the United States while standing next to a wooden cross at the border between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez

‘Browning Of America’ Is Tearing The GOP Apart

In this country, the conservative electorate is in the midst of a massive meltdown over the nation’s changing demographics.

February 20, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush walks past rival Trump and his wife Melania at the conclusion of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

How George W. Bush Made It Possible for Donald Trump To Wreck the GOP

Donald Trump mentioned the one indisputable fact you’re never, ever supposed to point out as a Republican: George W. Bush was president on 9/11. The only way he could go any further would be to actually throw a shoe at a Bush.

February 15, 2016
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5 Ways ‘Obama Knows Exactly What He’s Doing’

Marco Rubio’s canned assessment of Barack Obama is right. Obama clearly knows what he’s doing. Because despite inevitable imperfections and failings, his successes far outshine his limitations.

February 7, 2016
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If “Establishment” Is Code For “Moderate,” Media Need To Stop Calling Rubio The Establishment Candidate

What happens when the facts change but the script does not?

February 5, 2016
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Parties Control The Mechanics Of Elections, But Can’t Command Loyalty

The roles of the Republican and Democratic parties are undergoing fundamental shifts that threaten their impact on elections and policy.

February 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Dubuque

5 Reasons Donald Trump Makes America So Anxious

Even if you’re a member of the party that seems to be about to nominate Donald Trump for the presidency, there’s only a 50-50 chance that you actually like him. But there’s another statistic that suggests why the rest of the world watches his ascent with emotions somewhere betwixt bemusement and horror.

February 1, 2016
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How Will Christians Vote In The Presidential Election? It Depends

They may all share a faith in Jesus Christ, but that doesn’t mean they’re passionate about the same issues or agree on who should lead the country.

January 28, 2016
Goldman Sachs sign is seen above floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York

Goldman Sachs Is In The Eye Of The Campaign Storm

It’s not the biggest player on Wall Street in terms of political money. But Goldman Sachs is financial public enemy No. 1 in this year’s election campaign.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a photo with a supporter at a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa

Follow Ad Spending At FCC But Bring Spreadsheet, Patience

Radio stations and cable TV will soon need to disclose political ad spending online — but don’t expect instant clarity.

January 28, 2016