Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.
Playing defense, particularly in a crowded field, is slow death in electoral politics. The craftiest candidates flip infamy to fame, sometimes on instinct.
It is thus plain and simple that Jeb Bush, in his precarious balancing act to distance himself from his brother, George W. Bush, only to embrace him when it is convenient, is losing his rhythm and finesse and, this time, has made a monumental error.
Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.
The truth is that, intriguing as Scotland always is, it was in Iraq -- and in the reaction to Iraq -- where Labour got off the winning course.
One of the lasting legacies of the George W. Bush presidency is that it severely lowered the bar on what we expect the president to know. Bush and mainly his primary handler, Karl Rove, made it generally acceptable for the chief executive to be no smarter than the great unwashed he's governing.
The Republican candidates' unwillingness to repudiate those promoting conspiracy theories about martial law and Jade Helm 15 makes clear that the extremist wing of their party is far, far more powerful than the nonexistent Sister Souljah wing of the Democratic Party ever was. Even the more serious candidates like Rubio, Walker, and Bush were afraid to denounce them.
If George W. Bush were less unpopular, they might find in the waning years of his presidency an example of what to do about a vexing issue facing them in 2016, an issue Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called that "gosh darn" minimum wage.
Last week was startling -- but confusing -- on the energy/water nexus innovation front.
This week, the Republican presidential field is going to double, from three candidates to six. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio have all previously officially announced their candidacies, and this week they will be joined by Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee.
A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.
If George W. Bush won two presidential elections in part because he was the candidate you'd rather have a beer with, brother Jeb is shaping up as the candidate who better not have a beer with you.
For too long American politicians have gotten off easy, not just from the press but from the voters as well. Because of our acquiescence, we have let the lunatics take over the asylum. The British model demonstrates that things don't have to be that way.
The Obama administration's decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East.