It is common knowledge that our politics are incredibly polarized. We have the right wing! We have the left wing! But if you are a bird, and only flap your left wing -- or your right wing -- you fly in circles and go nowhere.
Is the veneer cracking? Is the ground shifting? Are the two major parties unwittingly collaborating in bringing forth a third party? Are they slitt...
I sat down a few weeks ago with Rick Perlstein, author of Before the Storm and Nixonland, to discuss his latest, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.
The silliness about a Ben Carson presidential bid just got sillier. With much fanfare, he recently gathered a flock of supposedly well-heeled donors, boosters, and political operatives in Palm Beach, Florida, and announced that he's formed a PAC with the presumptuous name One Nation to prep for his 2016 White House bid.
Politicians in Washington, D.C., seem to have stopped talking -- and listening -- to their colleagues across the aisle, contributing to our virtually deadlocked Congress. While Washington appears to have stopped their conversations, I decided to start a new one.
Until God comes down from heaven to advise the Supreme Court on which religious interpretations are truly expressed correctly, it's best to keep "religious expression" away from laws affecting the lives of all Americans.
For seniors that are anti-AARP, there are numerous conservative leaning groups that you can join that may better represent your views, and most of them offer discount benefits too. Here are several to look into.
The Purge had interesting ideas but ultimately failed as the horror film it was marketed as. But with Anarchy, the pretense of being a horror movie seems to have been abandoned, leaving something pretty unique: a political allegory dystopian action thriller that slyly attacks conservative ideology.
One's religion should never interfere legally with the personal habits of another person; even if those behaviors pertain to eating horribly, smoking, hiking in dangerous terrain, and especially sexual activity.
Conservatives are always outraged about something. A few weeks ago, we told you about the right-wing umbrage being tossed around -- not because of Obamacare -- but because of good old comic books. Well, for the conservative Comic-Con set, it's getting worse.
Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. They claim they have an alternative, but their program has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.
What typifies the Republican base, according to the data collected by Pew? Here is one example: more than three-quarters of conservatives agree that "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything."
More often than not, women's economic dependence on men is bundled up with strong views against sexual promiscuity. But why? Are economic dependence and anti-promiscuity morality both symptoms of the same cause? Patriarchy, perhaps? Or does one bring about the other?
"Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to this country," declares the wealthy, rakish, silver-haired Newport Beach white guy to his small group of perfectly tanned 50-something females sitting just a few feet away from us at a stunning restaurant patio overlooking the sun-kissed California coastline.
Why does anyone still believe that the GOP is the better party to deal with economic issues when it is at their hands that the economy was ruined in 2008 and it is by their obstructive hands that the economy remains deliberately unrepaired to this day?
The political goal of making a different group become the enemy and "the other" is what every Hitler analogy should revolve around, not the vapid uses of quotes from Nazis that could apply to all politicians.