As Palin leaves her national audience on Fox News, though, we have to at least give her credit for her staying power. Even lefties, if they're honest, will admit that they're kind of going to miss Sarah. Granted, it's in a Nixonian "to kick around" sort of sense, but still.
I am grateful to have moved beyond the blinders of my family's politics. I am grateful to know my own mind, one that is progressive and liberal, and that neither of those are dirty words (and neither is conservative, for the record).
I feel extremely bad and incredibly worried for Barack Obama. I like the president and most of his policies. However, the Trayvon Martin circus has grown so big and unruly, it threatens to derail the president's much-deserved second term.
Candidates laying claim to the military vote through rhetoric and photo-ops are building a fiction that demeans our individual reasons for service.
Already the 2012 race for the White House has shaped up as an hysterical ride, at least on the GOP side, but it will have a ways to go to top 2008.
One thing hasn't changed: if we allow the Republicans to sit in the driver's seat, they'll legislate with the same social Darwinism disguised as economic policy that sowed the seeds of our near collapse.
"It's the economy, stupid" is a phrase that has lived on longer than anyone would have expected.
"We were kinda inspired by what was going on with the election and all the increased levels of activism and optimism, and we wanted to make an album that captured that sentiment."
Maryland will now count people in prison where they actually live, not where they are confined. This first-in-the-nation law will improve the fairness and accuracy of Census data used to draw legislative boundaries.
While my belief in the potential of the Obama administration is strong, the connection I felt during the campaign has faded. The disconnection I feel comes from the Obama administration's struggle to move from campaign mode to governing mode.
John Edwards's fall from grace is worthy of a Greek tragedy or a telenovela, according to HuffPost's Roy Sekoff. Roy appeared on Larry King Live Thur...
Apparently the future of journalism is politics. Can anyone remember this level of attention being paid for a handful of local elections? I can remember presidential elections that barely got this level of coverage.
It's hard to believe it's only been a mere nine-and-a-half months of actual presidency. And truly it is only a slight exaggeration to say that in the interim it's been all Obama, all the time.
The preposterous media coverage of the (few) unhappy Hillaryites at the Dem convention inspired McCain to select as his running mate someone who would virtually destroy his campaign.
It's not just the bizarro "birther" brigades that are treating Obama as electorally illegitimate. Think about the way the health-care fight has played out recently.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, goes the expression. Well, according to the New York Times, the American voting system is broken. So let's fix it. Fo...