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.
Insane, paranoiac, anti-government prattle flows like sewage from the political right. Duly elected leaders, putatively responsible people, give credence to the crazy idea that the federal government is about to attack Texas. Why?
Global warming is good for your lawn, Texas paranoia abounds, and we found the most adorably deranged complaint ever filed in federal court. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”
A court decision Thursday that declared the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata to be illegal revealed a sharp split among several Republican presidential hopefuls over the scope of the surveillance.
Name-brand Texas politicians such as Gov. Greg Abbot and Sen. Ted Cruz have made fools of themselves by lending plausibility to what is essentially a mass psychiatric delusion.
“Republicans have always been trusted more on national security,” said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, “and Obama has been a weaker leader than people expected.”
White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.
In America, markers of identity — gender, race, ethnicity — have a way of becoming identity itself, of blinding us to the singular, individual one in front of us.
Voters should listen closely to the Republicans who assert that they are the true spokesmen for the working class. What do they propose to address inequality? And how “authentic” is their concern?
A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.
Republican lawmakers always tell us there isn’t enough money. But in fact there is plenty — it’s just hard to find when an entire class of taxpayers can avoid paying their share.
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.
Washington (AFP) — US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open — and it got even wider Monday with first-term Senator Marco Rubio jumping into the race. Rubio — a Florida lawmaker and son of immigrants from Cuba who is equally at ease discussing foreign policy, […]
Ted Cruz has waning Latino support, as he’s focused much of his political energy at courting conservatives and tea-partiers.
Despite his once-sane views on immigration, his pleasant demeanor, and his optimism, Marco Rubio’s policies are atrocious. Possibly even more atrocious than those of his Republican competitors.
One of the constellation of committees appears to be underwritten by Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer and his family. Campaign lawyers said the arrangement is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
Both seen as conservatives just outside the mainstream of the party, Paul and Cruz will compete for support from the same voter demographic during the GOP primary, meaning that only one of these men will likely have a realistic shot at challenging establishment candidates like Jeb Bush.
For the next several weeks, presidential-candidate announcements will be trumpeted as big news. We’re all about to watch a lot of political theater.