Perhaps no proposal illuminates the split between GOP rhetoric and reality more than health care, where Republicans have put forth no plan to insure the millions of Americans who would lose coverage if their budget became law.
Whether one calls it a gimmick, a joke, or a dagger aimed at the heart of any American whose house lacks a car elevator, the Republican budget plans -- which will include a repeal of the president's healthcare reform law -- offer a serious opportunity for Democrats, if they take advantage of it.
The race to the White House officially begins today, with Ted Cruz being the first candidate to announce his candidacy for what many expect to be a crowded Republican primary. But already the Ted Cruz camp is playing defense. Behold! www.TedCruz.com.
The real question for Netanyahu is this -- if Hamas and Hezbollah were eliminated and the threat of rocket attacks gone, would he cut a deal and create a Palestinian state? Or would he insist as he has in the past on other conditions under the rubric of demilitarization?
Speeches have fingerprints, and the speeches of politicians have the biggest fingerprints of all. They are packed with individual tricks and traits that tie them back to their creators.
For all the deception and evasion that permeates this year's House and Senate Republican budgets, one thing comes through clearly: The Republicans have no interest in the well-being of seniors or the disabled. Theirs is an anti-tax agenda for the wealthy and an anti-social-contract agenda for everyone else.
Last week I wrote about how the GOP continues to embarrass America. The consensus from the comments and tweets seems to be that one must have unquestioning and blind belief that the United States of America is exceptional in all regards, and that to deviate from that belief or question our superior standing in the world is unpatriotic.
Many Republican officials harbor a rebellious stance towards the federal government that they were elected to serve, and whose authority they are supposed to uphold.
Anyone who didn't see the homophobia at CPAC -- and the organizing around it that still animates much of the conservative movement, and is bowed to by the GOP -- must have been wearing blinders.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...
The GOP domestic-policy vacuum is evidence of a deeper problem: Republicans don't have a plan to move America forward.
Partisanship, extremism and obstructionism from the right in Israel or America that seeks to destroy our diplomacy only divides our alliance, endangers our security and damages America, Israel and the democratic world.
Humor me because you know that anyone over 50 knows that the trusty Blackberry with its keyboard makes life so much better.
While politics may not have ever truly stopped at the water's edge, it is now clear that there are no longer any issues -- even those related to the national security and well-being of the United States -- that cannot be politicized.
The United States has done much, since its founding, to earn the decent respect of mankind that the founders felt the country needed. But in directly asking foreign countries to mistrust us, Republicans are, it seems, intentionally trying to throw away what remains of this respect. It is hard to see how this could be good for the country.
The Republican majority's vow to roll back environmental regulations that they believe overreach will be a losing electoral proposition in the long run, even if it may please hardline libertarians opposed to virtually any governmental intervention.