Lying and lack of integrity have been equal opportunity labels with both parties in the game of politics, and the repercussions to individuals at fault have been few.
Most of us know someone who has delved deep into the world of conspiracy theories. It usually starts with a seemingly benign question like, "Who reall...
It is almost painful to hear Republican "establishment" leaders like Mitt Romney openly wish for a "brokered" or "contested" convention in 2016 to p...
In his latest column, "The Governing Cancer of Our Times," New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks tries to explain Donald Trump's rise as a presidential candidate.
The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...
National Review editor Rich Lowry is now leading an effort urging conservatives to speak out against Donald Trump and oppose his candidacy.
The goal of such a propaganda campaign is to teach conservative Republican values like unquestioned obedience to authority, the ethical superiority of capitalism, and the sanctity of American exceptionalism, which is a given if one erases our shameful history of slavery, the genocide of American Indians, and Jim Crow.
If unleashing the Department of Education on colleges that have whatever Dr. Carson's opinion of "extreme political bias" is isn't intimidating, I don't know what is. Given that I've critiqued Dr. Carson on several occasions, I don't fancy my prospects of avoiding such a list.
Glenn Beck may not be a card carrying member of the Klan, but he rarely hesitates to pander to the racial antipathies of his viewing public!
Sarah Palin is no longer a candidate, but her influence lives on. Donald Trump is the Republican frontrunner and Ted Cruz is eager to take his place if he falters. Both knew that if they wanted someone to rile up a crowd, Palin was their woman. In very few groups is Glenn Beck one of the least embarrassing people.
The joke is long past over. With autumn closing in, it's getting harder to see how the short-fingered vulgarian of the American business world doesn't take his presidential odyssey at least to the gates of the GOP convention in Cleveland, if not beyond.
Things are about to get weird. After months of hearing from conservatives and fundamentalists about how they were going to secede, leave the country, or burn themselves in effigy over same-sex marriage, the day has arrived.
It is a common and hyperbolic refrain that Democrats have been (and still are) the anti-religion party. Now, however, Republicans may be running into religion problems of their own as evangelical and Roman Catholics become more engaged with issues such as poverty and climate change.
There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).
Most highly successful people are extremely confident, entitled, and potentially a-holes. There's an extremely thin line between confidence and delusions of grandeur. The reality is if you want that level of success, you may have to flirt with that very same line.
Palin's accelerated descent this week represents a larger trend within the conservative media. It represents the decline of the tea-party wing of the right-wing press and how a once-flourishing enterprise of outside upstarts, with their eyes on disrupting the GOP hierarchy, have in recent years faded in terms of importance and prestige within that sphere.