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.
Boehner’s sin is that he was a grown-up in a Congress of tea party children who made a calculated decision to render that body inert and ungovernable.
Looks like the public will once again blame mainstream Republicans for not curbing the tantrum wing of their party — and the GOP can kiss the 2016 presidential election goodbye. That may sound like a good thing for the Democrats, but must the entire nation suffer in the process?
“Never ever, ever, ever in my life have I seen a transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran. And I mean never,” Trump said.
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?
This Trump candidacy feels like karmic revenge on conservatives. The right has relied on the logic of dog whistle politics for decades and now conservatives are scared.
On this Fourth of July, in Lincoln’s own spirit of charity toward all and malice toward none, we ought to embrace those Republicans who have reaffirmed their loyalty to the one flag that represents all of us.
How to reconcile Citizens United, which gave corporations the same rights as individuals with regard to political speech while shielding them for any accountability for that speech?
This spring, just 90 miles from the Charleston shooting, a South Carolina Tea Party convention invited a white nationalist leader to speak.
If Lindsey Graham were gay — and we should take him at his word that he is not — that might offend some in the GOP’s evangelical wing. But there are conspiracy theories that hint at something even worse.
Republicans’ fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.
This “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” gun enthusiast and stalwart Republican voter for 32 years decided he likes his Obamacare.
Despite the early buzz, Rubio finds himself just another name in an increasingly crowded field of 2016 presidential rivals who have chipped away at what were once his strongest assets.
Ted Cruz has waning Latino support, as he’s focused much of his political energy at courting conservatives and tea-partiers.
In ‘One Nation Under God,’ historian Kevin Kruse argues that the current state of religion’s entanglement in our politics is not the product of piety, but of corporate lobbying, religious pitchmen, and Hollywood stagecraft.