The Republican definition of bipartisanship is that Democrats have accepted the Republican demands. A Republican nuclear option, which is almost sure to follow if Republicans gain control of the Senate, will almost certainly follow their scorched earth policy.
The Tea Party pushes the Republicans to the right. The Democrats need a party to push them to the left.
Hillary Clinton will probably run for president in 2016, and will probably be her party's nominee in the general election, and the country's next pres...
America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations.
No one else in the Democratic Party today can so effectively put together the broad coalition that elected Barack Obama and then add to that likely wins in states like West Virginia and Arkansas. Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and the young will all coalesce around Hillary if she is the candidate.
Much has been written about the rough rollout of Obamacare. It's been front page news for the past month as every piece of the Healthcare Exchange ro...
The challenge for women regardless of party in the blood sport of politics is to succeed without appearing to want success. To win a fight without being scrappy. What's admired as "bold" in men is scorned as brash in women. What's sharp is shrill.
If you're a true libertarian, own it. But be prepared to be questioned vigorously about the role government has played in your life and your successes, and be prepared to defend decreased literacy and increased poverty, increased labor abuses and a vanishing social safety net.
All in all, you could not have designed a more perfect program to enrich the rich and do absolutely nothing for the 99 percent -- and as a result, sink ever more children into poverty.
Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.
A kid-glove campaign without being in the least bit pugnacious won't work in a tough town like New York. For the last 20 years New Yorkers elected Republican mayors, but Guiliani and Bloomberg were alpha dogs (although different stylistically).
Obamacare may limit individual liberty, or it could catalyze a dynamic labor market unencumbered by employee dependence on employer-based insurance. We'll see reality play out in the years to come. That debate is not, however, germane to today's stalemate.
As an American who's at least as provincial as I am liberal, I've found myself mischievously wondering of late: if the federal government shuts down and stays that way, so what?
At what point do we call this more than taking a stand? When do we say it is a take-over by one part of the Republican Party perpetrated upon the rest? And if they'll do that to their own people, we know what's next for anyone who gets in their way.
Our government is supposed to be a reflection of us, the people, that's surely one thing Americans would agree on. So I merely suggest that we end the denial on both sides. Admit that we have a problem, and that problem is: we hate each other.
In the early days of our country, it became obvious that the Articles of Confederation was an inadequate governing document. The early leaders had de...