The politics of climate change are difficult in the Senate, it's often said, because it's a regional issue: coal state senators are afraid their econo...
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A haiku on the newest global warming study.
D.C. should take notice that the Midwest is opening the road to a reinvigorated economy and clean energy future.
What we Latinos have for so long regarded as a cultural positive has backfired on us. That's right -- the Latino impulse to embrace people may help to spread the swine flu.
Once again, a humble Midwestern state is being laughed at by cosmopolitan smarty-pants on the East and West coasts. The victim this time, of course, i...
Already, the Congressional Democrats Mr. Obama will need to carry out his mandate are feuding with one another.
By coincidence or design, most of the...
Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.
Please, in the name of all that's decent, stop, stop, stop treating the Duggars like they're celebrities. They're religious zealots who won't stop having babies. That's it. Nothing more.
Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.
In a smoke-filled bowling alley in Wyoming, Michigan, Laura Burns unofficially acts as the Wednesday women's league spokesperson: "I'm leaning toward ...
She makes them laugh and lets them think that they'll all head over to Culver's later for frozen custard and ButterBurgers.
It is McCain who needs to score exceptionally well among white voters, better in fact than any other Republican presidential candidate in the past 20 years, including George H. W. Bush.
"GM won't change anything until they have every operation overseas," says Danny. "This started back in the 1980s with Reagan... We know we're not going to get any help from McCain."
While Gov. Jennifer Granholm has come over strongly to Obama, waving a blue heeled shoe in the air on one occasion, Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer has been conspicuously inarticulate.
In another signal, perhaps, that the country is ready for change, newspapers across the Midwest showed either even-handedness or excitement for an issue that only years ago was considered taboo.
If Obama aims to win without having to carry Florida and Ohio, then Michigan and its 17 electoral votes will be critical, which explains the campaign's preference for staging big announcements there.
In a northern Midwestern town, at my cousin's graduation, I got a glimpse of something remarkable, something that may signal yet more troublesome news to the already troubled regiment of McCain campaign strategists.
"Personally, I think the sales gas tax holiday being proposed is like peeing your pants on a cold winter's day: It feels nice and warm for a little while, but very soon begins to feel quite cold."
Were Hillary the great rural white savior that her campaign is depicting, she would have been able to dispatch a presidential neophyte like Barack Obama.
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