Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.
One cannot understand right-wing politics without realizing it is primarily a profit-making enterprise. And, like other profit-maximizing organizations, it does whatever is necessary to drive its own profits.
We've been in the midst of crass politics for three solid weeks now, so it doesn't seem that unbecoming to engage in some more of the same at the end of the shutdown/default crisis. The name of this game is politics. Here's who came out a winner, and who bears the loser label.
There is arguably a great deal of hostility toward the ex-gay community, but upon a closer investigation, the cause is clear and comprehensible.
As the fight for marriage equality continues in the states, the forces of social reaction redouble their efforts to brazen their way past the fact th...
It is bizarre that the Obama administration, which purports to support most of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's economic policies, shares Heritage's implacably hostility to the Correa administration.
While the parties in Washington remain divided on most issues, they are strongly united on at least one: nobody like Ted Cruz.
The Heritage Foundation has yet to address larger and much more important questions. How could someone who traffics in specious theories on intelligence, race, and ethnicity be Heritage's policy expert on not only immigration but education?
There are, according to Jim DeMint, "69.5 million Americans are dependent" on government. But, he is off by one. He "forgot" to include himself. He needs to make that number "sixty-nine million, five-hundred thousand and one."
The Republican Party, for the first time in modern history, has gained control of all three branches of the Tar Heel State's government.
Organizations like the Conservative Victory Fund indicate that the establishment is done playing ball with these radicals -- and that it is ready to begin the work of reclaiming the GOP from its fringe elements. And not a moment too soon.
Ronald Reagan put the Republican Party and conservative movement nationally into the big tent business. The Tea Party has shrunk the size of that tent by closing the tent flaps to many. If it continues to do so, it may eventually be in the pup tent business.
All of a sudden Colbert's comments are the sane, responsible ones. Indeed, Colbert's moderate views on many issues and his preaching for sanity in Washington, D.C. are exactly what this nation needs.
"We've lost the battle in Washington" for now, says Senator Jim DeMint (R, S.C.). The new goals, he says, are for conservatives to work in states and prove their principles work, plus defend against President Obama's effort "to steamroll what's left of the Republican Party here in Washington."
By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the ...