Ted Cruz is so thrilled that someone who wants abortion providers to be killed is supporting him that he actually sent out a press release to celebrate the endorsement. Is that what this Republican primary has come to? No one should tolerate calls to put someone to death because of his or her legal profession.
Dark money not only dominates our campaigns; it also transfers political power to unknown actors. No doubt as intended, the increased flow of dark money is even harder to follow. For all we know, some of it comes from Manchuria.
After the Paris attacks happened, Carson wrote an editorial on what to do about the Islamic State for the Washington Post which was borderline incoherent. Now it looks like this floundering on foreign policy is beginning to hurt his standing in the polls.
Mr. Paul asked the Florida Senator -- who is becoming the candidate of the GOP establishment -- "How is that conservative?" Senator Paul's question has relevance for many of the candidates in this race.
More than a week of cacophonous media and political gabble after the shocking Isis attacks on Paris make it clear that US presidential campaigns are no place to look for answers on this shocking and complex episode of new world chaos.
This week, as the death toll in the Paris attacks climbed to 130, the rhetoric in the U.S. turned ugly. Even though all the attackers identified so far were European nationals, American politicians were vying to see who could shut the door on Syrian refugees the hardest. On Thursday, the House voted to add more requirements to what is already an arduous process. Even worse was Jeb Bush's suggestion that perhaps refugees should have to prove that they're Christian, or Donald Trump saying we might have "no choice" but to shut down mosques. Marco Rubio went one step further, saying "it's about closing down any place" where "radicals are being inspired." Even as Americans continue to stand with Parisians, our leaders seem ready to abandon our principles. What the terrorists are attacking is openness and tolerance -- giving them exactly what they want seems like a very odd way to fight them.
Life in the Boomer Lane is having a bad week. She is finding it increasingly difficult to keep track of what various politico-types are suggesting as ways to deal with the horrific events that occured in Paris.
On Election Day, we have a duty and an obligation to vote for our friends, brothers, sisters and DREAMers who cannot vote. We must give our community a voice. We must elect a president that will defend these immigration initiatives and enact immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
Marco Rubio's humble personal story will likely resonate with voters. He is the son of two immigrants from Cuba; his father worked as a bartender and his mother as a maid. He financed his own education through student loans which he did not completely pay off for 16 years.
It is precisely because it is so difficult to know the candidates' views -- and perhaps so easy to misconstrue them given their past records -- that it is essential that the moderators in the upcoming debates do a much better job of asking pointed questions about a rising China with a rapidly expanding military.
We were all refugees once. The "City Upon a Hill" that Republicans so often quote because of Ronald Reagan was made famous by John Winthrop's sermon about the Massachusetts Bay colony, a city of Puritan refugees.
A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
What bin Laden grasped before 9/11: with a relatively small number of followers, he and his movement couldn't hope to create the world of their fervid dreams. If, however, he could lure the planet's "sole superpower" into stepping into his universe, military first, it would change everything and so do his work for him.
For some strange reason (Texas) people have actually voted for him. Like Trump and Carson, he also has an aversion to reality and an affinity for saying crazy things. That is precisely the combination that makes Cruz the perfect pawn for deploying the McCaskill strategy.
Republicans are currently in a frenzy over Syria. But for all their noise, I notice there is not a single voice crying out to actually change anything in the most concrete way they have at their disposal.
Let's hope that American voters will weigh in for maturity and experience next November.