It's one of those rare weeks in Washington where Congress deigns to actually do their job and vote on some stuff... before lapsing back into their default status, which is of course: "taking weeks and weeks off, on vacation."
Showing off his trademark bow tie (and famously polite demeanor), retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens this week again ripped into the Citizens United decision but disagreed with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that overturning it should be a litmus test for a President when choosing Supreme Court nominees.
It's our first Week to Week News Quiz of the Post-Letterman Era. Take our latest quiz and see that the news, alas, is still the same.
It's easy to assume that Americans' growing disillusionment with meritocracy stems mainly from the blunt facts of financial inequality. But there's another explanation. I think many of us, deep down, find that the very terms of meritocracy sometimes ask us to give up too much of what we hold dear.
I was struck by how accessible she seemed. The veneer I am so accustomed to encountering in politicians was entirely missing.
Time will tell if Marco Rubio survives the 2016 Republican version of demolition derby. What's clear is that despite his cherubic, youthful demeanor, Rubio is a hard-core conservative, every bit as dangerous as his idol, George W. Bush.
Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.
I race sailboats. Not yachts. Sailboats. The kind that don't come with cupholders and require only three sober souls to keep her fast and upright. To my chagrin, sailing is right there with croquet in lists of the most popular sports.
Eighteen months away from the 2016 election, our national workforce and higher education policy arena already includes the campaign trail nearly as much as it does our nation's capital.
Stephanopoulos should have disclosed his donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Stephanopoulos incident not only hurts his credibility, but hurts the credibility of the many mainstream media professionals.
America should not be in the business of establishing family monarchies. It should be in the business of building lasting democracies.
Some leading Democrats seem to have a love-hate relationship with the left. Sure, progressives seem to have more influence than ever this year, at least rhetorically. But it doesn't look like the friction will be going away any time soon. Clearly, the left matters. Why, then, is it so difficult for progressives to get a seat at the table?
Editorial board member and political cartoonist Jack Ohman's approach to drawing one of the most accomplished and inspiring female politicians of our time left us dumbstruck. It is a gratuitously insulting, sexist depiction.
George W. Bush continues to be fodder for ridicule and scathing critiques all over the world. Whether he can distance himself from his brother or not, Jeb Bush is obviously cut from the same cloth.
We should not be surprised when Beltway reporters stop the presses to reveal that millennials might abandon Hillary Clinton. We also shouldn't believe it.