Between the incredible shrinking anti-Islamic State coalition and a childish, churlish war of words against America's steadfast ally, Israel, the boys and girls on Obama's national security staff are certainly doing their best to help Democrats lose more seats on the eve of the congressional elections.
The GOP is no longer grand but it's most certainly old. During an age of social and technological upheaval Republicans remain mired in an old world way of thinking that -- despite president Obama's many shortcomings -- will be their political downfall.
In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.
Whether you love him or hate him, Rand Paul is succeeding in doing something that other Republican candidates have not done in a very long time: broaden the foreign policy debate within the Republican Party in order to encompass a growing libertarian streak among younger Americans.
The experience of meeting Hillary is even more special because I did it with my old partner-in-crime. Ben, I can't wait until Hillary invites us for brunch in the Diplomat Room someday.
What does it signal to society when a person as accomplished as a former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady is described as having "extraordinary, irrational, overwhelming ambition"? What is the message to a young woman who gets stellar results but is labeled "too assertive" or "abrasive"? Nothing good.
What is Elizabeth Warren up to? Elizabeth Warren's offhand remark in an interview with People magazine strongly suggested that the Massachusetts senator has revised her previous firm declarations of non-candidacy for president and is now deliberately leaving the door open a crack. Asked whether she was considering a run in 2016, Warren said disarmingly, "I don't think so," but added, "If there's any lesson I've learned in the last five years, it's don't be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open." That sure opened one door. Is Warren really thinking about challenging frontrunner Hillary Clinton? I'd be surprised if Warren has made any decision on that question, but her remark immediately set off two kinds of political waves.
Fifteen years ago this week, philanthropists and other leaders gathered in the White House -- and thousands more watched at sites across the country -- to explore the future of charitable giving in the new Millennium.
In a conversation with a Toronto audience in 2013, Hillary Clinton stated, "Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president i...
With a boost from Hillary Clinton last weekend in San Diego, the American Academy of Pediatricians launched the next phase of its campaign to help close the "word gap" between children in high- and low-income families.
When Grimes says she is a Clinton Democrat, she is telling the truth, and when McConnell labels Grimes an Obama Democrat rather than a Clinton Democrat, he is bearing false witness. Shouldn't allegedly liberal-friendly media outlets such as MSNBC and the New Republic report this?
Hillary's 2016 bid will precipitate all kinds of outbursts by all sides on all kinds of issues. Again, this should be a good thing. But it will also remove taboos from the political process that have so far limited debates about gender and identity in American elections.
In a recent Washington Post article it was reported that the federal Healthy Start program was changing and becoming more of a competitive grant progr...
This message has the virtue of being, well, true, a vanishing quality in American politics. But, it is also optimistic, future-oriented, and provides the context for voters' choices.
The Supreme Court has unwittingly uncovered and exposed the depth of most often GOP partisans to deprive modest and low income voters -- those most likely to be dependent upon over-burdened public transport and trying to feed and shelter families -- of the franchise.
President Barack Obama's got a lot of problems, some of his making, many not. The last thing he need is one of his former top officials feeding attack lines to his enemies. So naturally, that's what he has.