Last week, I used GOP leadership skills to teach my Shakespeare class. I put myself in a Republican mindset and kicked out all but the male, white, Christian students.
Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party? That's a pretty stunning question to ask, but we're living through a pretty stunning presidential nomination fight, so it can no longer be avoided or ignored.
I would be remiss not to applaud our 114th Congress for being the fierce defenders of the Constitution and protectors of our great country that they are.
If he can't fill a Supreme Court vacancy, what else can't he do?
Hey Mom and Dad I'm having this talk with you for your own good. Please really listen to me! I'm voting for Bernie Sanders! He wants to shake t...
What sets McConnell apart is that his motives aren't really ideological but so baldly about holding onto personal power. His opposition to Obama's naming of a Scalia replacement puts the majority leader in solid with the far-right Republicans who have threatened his job security.
In 1957, then-senator John F. Kennedy published Profiles in Courage, a book describing acts of political integrity by eight U.S. senators through history. Nearly 60 years later, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republican leaders are starring in a sequel that could only be called Profiles in Cynicism.
While Sandoval is by no means the only person being vetted, he is probably the most conservative candidate Obama is considering. In this instance, leaking Sandoval's name would make sense for two reasons.
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Originating from Kentucky, the rare breed, named the McConnell Turtle by scientists, is on a rampage. Over the past several years, this ancient reptile has caused immense trouble to Washington, D.C. that has large-scale effects on the country as a whole.
Ask tough questions, and maybe, in the absence of GOP senators, have one of the Democratic senators play the role that someone usually does in preparing a presidential candidate for a debate.
Senate Republicans have given him absolutely no reason to play nice with them nor observe the asinine gentility that obfuscates the partisan rancor of that institution.
As a consequence of endless Republican obstructionism, voters are frustrated and angry with Washington. This has led to the rise of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential candidate, and a civil war within the party.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., on Monday broke ranks with Republican leaders by saying he recognizes President Barack Obama's right to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and that the GOP-controlled Senate should consider the nominee.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has led, almost immediately, to extensive and partisan political fighting in Washington. This is, in part, a fitting tribute to a man who served on the Supreme Court for almost thirty years, and whose greatest contributions in that capacity were ultimately more political than judicial.