Let's be clear about who Giuliani is: a faded, irrelevant Republican leader who seeks attention and will say and do ridiculous things in order to achieve that. Though I ,myself, have been accused of seeking attention, I seek attention around issues, causes and cases.
Okay, so media critic Howard Kurtz doesn't want us to talk about 2016. But the problem is that a couple dozen Republican hopefuls do... and they're running plays that merit our attention.
Whatever "momentum" Bush has among the moneyed crowd is offset by the commanding lead Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has among Illinois Republican primary voters, according to a new poll commissioned by The Illinois Observer's e-newsletter, The Insider.
All three candidates understand that whatever their position, the diplomatic and political maneuvers required to relocate the remaining 122 prisoners will render the base's closure all but impossible by the end of Obama's term.
With Mitt Romney dropping his presidential bid, Republican campaign financiers are searching for a candidate to lead the crusade against the 47 percent. Charles G. Koch is troubled.
The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.
As the Senate wrestles with the Republicans' Keystone XL pipeline legislation, Rubio will be skipping town to bolster his presidential bid. This legislation has implications for fossil-fuel dependence and climate change. And one of its amendments may address offshore drilling in the senator's own state of Florida. But Rubio has a book to sell and a campaign to fund.
The narrative goes something like this: We won the election, Republicans say, so Obama should now follow our lead. Of course, the problem with this line of thinking is that the president won two decisive victories in 2008 and 2012, and Republicans unleashed a wave of nothing.
NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.
The main theme of a national election can turn on a dime, due to a major world event or even due to the public's fascination with one unforeseen minor topic. But, at least for the time being, the 2016 election seems to be shaping up as a race centered on economic populism.
Suddenly, it's 2016. Try to contain your excitement... ...
You can't have your cake and eat it too, senator. One can't favor rule by popular opinion or rule by court of law only when it's convenient for their cause.
Why have Republicans ignored the twin evils of Obamacare: broccoli and death panels? Recall their 2009 alarms that under Obamacare, government could both force you to buy broccoli and kill you. It was unclear which was the more monstrous.
As we begin a new year, we often discard the less important memories of the preceding year, but some events should never be forgotten. Remember Ebola?
Personally, I'm not holding my breath waiting for rousing choruses of "Kumbaya" to be echoing through the Capitol any time soon.