Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is experiencing a Renaissance.
It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.
While saying that not all the Republican Party is made up of "crazy rednecks" is a strong, important-sounding statement, when you step back and look at it, that's really not much of a soaring endorsement for a major political party in America.
Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.
Obama won gays, latinos, 18-29s, and women by, respectively, 50/35/25/11 points -- and ran 40 points better than Romney on who favored middle class over big business. Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate whether a Republican Reset means 'evolving' on tax rates and "social issues."
Instead of Hockey Mom Sarah, now we have Frankenstorm Sandy. Instead of commercials comparing Paris Hilton to Barack Obama, we now watch everything on DVR. And instead of the ill-conceived elevation of Joe the Plumber to national folk hero, this time we got ill-advised pronouncements about rape.
The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...
Does watching cable news, reading the newspaper or browsing websites make you personally miserable? Chances are high that you're making one critical mistake and likely adding to our societal woes in the process.
With Vulture Capitalist Mitt Romney's decisive victory, the New Hampshire primary wasn't nearly as fun as the Iowa Caucus. But Jon Huntsman's poor showing did indirectly inspire Stephen Colbert's run for president in South Carolina, so at least we have that.
In today's parlance, Iraq looks like a war that was brought to us by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent, and attempting to further some ill-defined geopolitical goal of the 1 percent.
Why Tuesday? is relaunching for the 2012 cycle with an event broadcast live from the Newseum. We will be officially unveiling our new website, a new video, our 2012 Candidate Challenge, and we're hosting a live panel discussion about your right to vote.
The recent survey by the Pew Research Center indicating that the party identification of Millennials had narrowed from 60% Democratic vs. 32% Republican in 2008 to 52% vs. 39% in 2011 produced a flurry of articles by political observers.
Meghan McCain is concerned that quite a bit more than what appeared about her in Game Change will find its way into the HBO film. Where might they find such dirt? Ironically, in McCain's own book, Dirty Sexy Politics.
Both Palin and Bachmann have been hinting at a presidential run. One may be slightly smoother than the other, but in terms of viability there is no poor man version in sight.
President Obama used his State of the Union address to ask Congress to help America achieve 80 percent cleanly-sourced electricity by 2035. So how do we begin this work?