Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?
No candidate today dares to address the plight of people of money. This is the third rail of American politics. Yet, the acute problems of people of money will not disappear and cannot be ignored. Here is how I my ideal candidate would approach this issue.
Instead of criticizing those who simply show respect to a candidate, Democrats must claim the moral high ground and not engage in personal attacks on Mitt Romney and his family.
Lately, I've been hearing all this talk about election fraud, "noncitizens," and the like. Well, I say forget about it. Not necessary! What we need is an election dance-off à la Dancing with the Stars, and the winner gets to be president of the United States!
What we've seen in the last few years is the gradual and systematic transformation of the far right's pundit class into the mainstream right's elected class.
As in most presidential election years, noisy battles have been raging as the nation's political armies gear up for what promises to be an even nois...
The inconvenient truth about being the first Black president is the Black part. It seems America wants all of the credit for electing a man of color to the Oval Office but wants no part of the reality that race still matters in America.
It has just been reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann recently became a citizen of Switzerland (based on her husband's Swiss descent). This is wrong on so many levels. American citizens should not have any other citizenship.
While the Veepstakes speculation ensues, planning for a presidential transition and a Romney Cabinet will commence. Who might President Romney choose for his foreign policy team?
Last year, Bachmann mentioned that one of her favorite economists is Ludwig von Mises. Her endorsement of Romney, though, has Mises turning in his grave. Romney's political views represent everything the Austrian economist despised.
Mitt Romney's wife Ann may not be the only "secret weapon" the GOP's presumptive nominee is planning to deploy this fall to try to surmount his embarrassing double-digit gender gap with President Obama among women voters.
The first thing I discovered about Capitol Hill is that it's the human equivalent of an anthill.
It is a sad reflection on the state of the Republican Party, but nonetheless true, that nominating somebody with a basic knowledge of the economy, foreign policy and history was not a given.
As with many things in life, when it comes to being an independent voter, actions speak much louder than words. If your actions show that you are a party loyalist, then embrace it. If your actions show that you are an independent voter, then embrace it.
Ultimately, conservatives have totally missed the reasonable position regarding abortion. Instead of banning choice, conservatives should be making it easier for women to choose "life."
The Republican primaries and Angry Birds share several basic characteristics: both are infuriatingly frustrating, defy physics and logic as we know them and can instantly turn into terminally addictive pastimes.