The targets of these Republican voter ID laws are two large demographics which have been voting overwhelmingly Democratic: minorities and young people. But there's another massive group of people who will also be affected by the new laws: the elderly.
Some primaries separate the partisans from the pretenders, the moderates from the true believers. Not so here in Texas, where we just had our primaries, and Republicans are arguing over who won the circular firing squad.
The controversy over whether newspapers should run Doonesbury this week has proved that what Rick Perry deems appropriate for the Texas statutes is unfit for polite conversation in the rest of America.
Back in Newt's heyday, Doonesbury portrayed Gingrich as a lit bomb with a short fuse. Right and Left seem to be in agreement on his resemblance to trinitrotoluene (or "Newtroglycerine"?). Which leaves only one key question: When will this "Newtsplosion" take place?
Some have never been in the humor section at all, yet put to shame 98.3% of what we call humor. You should have these books. They will make you laugh. When we laugh, we are happy. Get these books and be happy.
Following the campaign coverage is a zero sum game. Or maybe a once-in- three-weeks sum game. That's about the frequency of actual news amid campaign stops, polls, and tortuous man-on-the-street interviews.