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Let's Hope for Audacity

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

When it comes to power: use it, or lose it. Presidents who squander their power, neglect it or parcel it out too carefully, invariably either give it away through appeasement or watch it dribble away.

Could Perry Make Us Miss Bush?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite both being conservative Republicans with abrasive styles and palpable contempt for educated liberals and having both having served as governor of Texas, Bush and Perry are quite different.

A Rick Perry Presidency? Get Ready for the Next Gas Spike

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Most worrisome about a Rick Perry presidency for those of us who don't live in Texas and are not engaged in the oil business is the prospect of staggeringly higher gasoline prices, and the impact that would have on the nation's economy.

Former U.S. Ambassador, RNC Finance Chairman, Rick Perry Fundraiser Dies

National Journal | By Sean Sullivan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

Peter Terpeluk Jr., a former ambassador to Luxembourg and Republican National Committee finance chairman, has died of a heart attack, several sources ...

Read Our Lips: No New Texans

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

As onerous as the prospect of a Mitt Romney candidacy may be, the thought that Rick Perry might be our next president inspires the paraphrasing of an infamous George H.W. Bush slogan.

America's Rorschach President?

Charles Kolb | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Reagan, Roosevelt, and Johnson were "conviction" presidents. They knew what they wanted to do as leaders. Barack Obama's rise to the presidency reflects an altogether different experience.

Iowa Straw Poll Takes a Dive

Steve Clemons | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

No one in the top 5 of the Ames Straw Poll has any real chance of leading a 2012 GOP ticket. Iowa is making itself irrelevant in the hard political choice department.

It's the Stupid Economy

Larry Beinhart | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

OK, a quick trip down memory lane. Kids and young adults, anyone under 25, ask your parents, because I know it wasn't covered in school.

Jon Ward

Bachmann Says Washington Is 'Deceiving' American People In Debt Ceiling Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Thursday said the debt ceiling debate is just the latest chapter in a long history...

Texas, Hold 'im -- Please!

Garry South | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Garry South

Lone Star State, do the other 49 states a favor and keep Rick Perry at home. The country may simply not be able to survive another president from your state. Texas, don't mess with Uh-mur-i-cuh again -- please.

For Romney, Slow and Steady Wins the Zzz...

Karl Frisch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

You've got to hand it to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. What he lacks in consistency and charisma as the 2012 Republican presidential frontrunner, he makes up for with stunning political awkwardness.

Explaining Weiner

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.

Yale Suspends Bush Family's Fraternity For Sexist Chants

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 07.17.2011 | College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A prestigious Yale fraternity is being banned from recruiting and holding activities on campus for five years after pledges w...

The Making of a Better President

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Tony Campolo

Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be aliv...

A Tribute to George H.W. Bush's Legacy of Service

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Over the past 20 years, there has been a rekindling of the fire of American voluntary action. The spark for this modern-day service movement was President George H. W. Bush.

The Impeachment of Clarence Thomas' Credibility

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

While he doesn't seem to even want to participate in his day job, Thomas certainly does engage in the kind of partisan politicking that is not only unseemly, but sets a terrible precedent.

The Texas Politics (and Tennis) Tour

Jake Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jake Silverstein

If you are planning a trip to Texas, consider stopping at these seven places where defining political moments happened.

Keep Those Federal Judges Coming...

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The decision by a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Christian group against the new health care law is proof of just how impo...

Ranking the Presidents Since WWII

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

If, on Presidents Day 2011, I had to rank the last twelve presidents since America became the world's most powerful empire in World War II, I'd put them in the following order.

Clinton, Bush Join Arizona's New Civil Discourse Institute

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two former presidents – one Republican, the other a Democrat – will chair a new national institute to promote civili...

Protecting Our Nation's Leaders

Ken Gormley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Gormley

The Secret Service investigates an average of 3,000 threats to the president each year. We need to do more than wear lapel ribbons to show our concern for this dangerous state of affairs.

Obama's Budget Dilemma

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Faced with a budget deficit that is largely not of his making and has been exploited by his political opponents, but is nonetheless serious and an economy that has been agonizingly slow to recover, Obama has no easy way out.

Barbara Bush Teases Husband For Crying

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former president George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, appeared on NBC's "Today Show" Monday morning for an emotional Valentine's Day special about ...

Remembering Reagan

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

23 years after leaving office, almost seven years after his death and 100 years after his birth, Reagan is a legitimate icon. While the elements of his legacy can, and must, be challenged, it remains true that in death, Reagan remains largely Teflon.

Donald Rumsfeld: George H.W. Bush 'Disappointed' Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said recently that President George H.W. Bush had left him "disappointed," a statement that is likely to r...