While Newt Gingrich represents much that has been wrong with the Republican party for the last 20 years -- and is as responsible as anyone for the extreme partisanship in Washington today -- he has clearly learned some lessons from the past.
Americans believe their government should help when necessary. When the task is too big for a couple of Joes to achieve, Americans want their government to step up. Republicans just don't get this.
We are going to use our Friday Talking Points this week to point out why this deal is not just a pretty darn good one, but actually downright historic.
I fondly recall learning to shoot a .22 rifle at Boy Scout camp oh those many years ago. I've had little direct experience with guns since then. But I do not write to you today as an anti-gun polemicist.
On one point we can all agree: No civilized person supports or approves of the negligent misuse, the intentional criminal use nor the deranged psychopathic use and access to guns, knives, explosives or any other potentially lethal product.
We cannot change the past. We cannot bring back to life a single murdered child. But all of us, regardless of party affiliation or political orientation, can and must do everything in our collective power to stop the carnage of our children in the future.
I know that Hagel supports solid legal protections for gay families and is personally supportive of gays and lesbians. How do I know this? Because I'm a national-security wonk who happens to be gay and who happens to have interacted with and followed Chuck Hagel for years.
On March 17, 1990, I signed the nation's toughest ban on assault rifles into law. Almost immediately, the National Rifle Association and others in the...
As print media across the world faces a stark economic reality, many have also speculated about the demise of photojournalism. The images that follow show that assumption to be far from the truth.
Democrats opposing Bork's nomination would have seen their votes as not just a stand against a particular judicial nominee but as a vote against the social agenda of an administration they felt was attempting to turn the page on the progress of previous decades.
In 2012, women gained a record number of Senate seats. But are women the only ones who can bring a feminist agenda to Washington? Those on this list of secret male feminists have been working behind the scenes to enact legislation that supports women and equity.
From the best political bits on late night to a few unintentionally hilarious moments from the politicians themselves, 2012 was a great year to laugh at politics in America.
2016 will be the year of the woman in U.S. presidential politics. By electing a woman as president in 2016, the United States can finally leave the era of male-dominated politics at the top to Russia and China. Next, imagine that woman is Elizabeth Warren.
Hillary Clinton might be unbeatable in the 2016 primaries. Add to that the former president, and perhaps even Obama himself, grateful for her work in the cabinet and eager to see the geopolitical pivot project proceed through its next phases, and it could be lights out.
Mitch McConnell, the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, has for six years wielded the filibuster as a weapon in his rebellion against a founding principle of the United States of America -- self-governance by majority rule. The majority must seize back control.
Others scratch their heads trying to come up with qualified names without falling back on the age-old habit of identifying a grey/white-haired lawyer, professor, banker man. The list does not go on and on and is pretty sparse at the moment. So why not try the purloined letter approach?