One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again ...
The problem goes far deeper than a few gaffs and a secretly taped video. The Republican Party failed to rebuild its governing philosophy after its foreign policy was rejected in 2006 and the global economy tanked in 2008.
With the election just about one year away, no one knows what will happen. We can make the case for at least four scenarios for 2012 that seem about equally likely.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's election, the media has made it appear that all is lost -- the Tea Party is in control, because this narrative keeps us glued to our seats either with delight or fury. Now, the facts.
There's still time to stop the madness and give the leaders we elected the proper time frame to accomplish what needs to be done.
Candidates for Colorado's 4th Congressional District exchanged blows Tuesday night in what will likely be the only debate of the campaign. Other debat...
President Barack Obama has helped inspire an historic batch of black Americans to run for Congress - against his own party. 32 black Republicans, a r...
Media types are there to keep themselves and their hefty paychecks forthcoming, egged on by the networks' need to create controversy. How else will they get the viewers to watch, and thus generate valuable ad revenue?
We have a president who understands the politics of campaigning but not the politics of governing.
The experience of running convinced me that women have a tremendous natural ability for politics. We just have to get over our fear of it and go for the brass ring.
While it's amusing to read about politicians who thought they could surreptitiously pass below the radar, it's important for citizens like you and me to make sure they're held accountable
As a third generation elected Democratic party official, I speak in favor of family service, and would hope that everyone interested in public life share that call with the next generation.
Everyone is all kinds of excited about the fact that there's now a Vietnamese-American dude rocking the U.S. House of Representatives. Incidentally, I think it's a bit of a mixed bag.
Extreme political groups (on both sides) will fade away into obscurity. They are socially destructive, politically irrelevant, and a speed bump to progress.
In Ohio, we have one of the few House races that is still too close to call. Progressive champion Mary Jo Kilroy is currently down only 146 votes to Republican Steve Stivers.
In the wake of Obama's overwhelming victory, and Democratic gains in the House and Senate, conservatives are desperately trying to convince the world that these results are meaningless. "Democrats should not make the mistake of viewing Tuesday's results as a repudiation of conservatism," insisted John Boehner. "Barack Obama understands this is a center-right country," claimed Karl Rove. "This country remains every bit as center-right as it has for a generation," parroted Brent Bozell. And David Brooks dreamed of an Obama administration that understands "this was an election where the middle asserted itself." Drunk on self-delusion, a staggering GOP whistles past the electoral graveyard, missing the whole point of this election: the center has shifted, and positions that used to be considered left-wing -- on healthcare, on global warming, on corporate responsibility, on Iraq -- are now solidly mainstream.