The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.
Mitt made a long speech full of many detailed reasons why Donald Trump is absolutely unacceptable as a presidential candidate; but if Trump becomes the nominee, then Mitt will put party in front of country and go right ahead and support Trump anyway.
Everyone knows that there are games and evasion in politics. Everyone knows that political parties prey on people's prejudices. People are not stupid, they are just tired of politicians treating them as if they are.
The Donald, The Klan, and The Party Formerly Known as Lincoln's.
Now that the field of Republican presidential candidates is down to a "Final Four," let's look at the "seedings" following the results of Super Tuesda...
The GOP panic around Donald Trump has risen to new levels, following Mr. Trump's strong Super Tuesday showing. Stern speeches by GOP establishment figures like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney may warm the hearts of GOP leadership, but without a concrete plan they will do little to stop the controversial mogul's march to the nomination.
Trump has supported white nationalists by giving them a national platform and fundraising opportunities. He has repeatedly re-tweeted praise for him from white nationalists, giving them a chance to be known by his more than six million Twitter followers.
Mr. Trump is convincingly entertaining. He is not yet the president, but is trying to play one on television. Although he seems ignorant of the social, political and cultural complexities of world, not to forget the U.S. constitution, it doesn't matter, for he is operating in a fantasy world in which facts don't matter, in which "competent" people -- actors all -- can quickly solve difficult problems.
If you thought McCain's selection of Alaska's then half-term governor was odd, wait until Trump or Cruz have to sit down with their closest advisors and make a decision.
ExxonMobil claims it supports a revenue-neutral carbon tax and its lobbyists "have echoed that message in countless private briefings with members of Congress on carbon tax policy options." Then why do most ExxonMobil-funded lawmakers oppose the idea?
If Kasich fades after SC, you will have four people that will split the vote, not drop out and bring the GOP to ruin. If you rally behind Kasich and he wins SC, Jeb and Marco will go and Kasich can beat Trump and Cruz and unite the party.
Sure, hypocrisy is the coin of the realm in politics, and both sides play that game. But Republicans have taken the false indignation of double standards to a level rarely before seen in our political discourse.
While workers across the nation fight for a $15 minimum wage and citizens suffer from institutional neglect in Flint, Michigan, we should remember Martin Luther King Jr. had a much more revolutionary dream for the United States of America.
If you put your faith in the candidate who creates the most "heroic" personality for popular consumption, it little matters if what he or she says is true or logical or even remotely connected to the many substantial problems that this country, and the globe, faces.
There has been virtually no discussion, from Republicans or Democrats, about how to improve the conditions of individuals and families in poverty who are striving to reach the middle class, but are not yet there. What about these people?
The Earned Income Tax Credit has long enjoyed bipartisan support because it encourages and rewards the work of low- and moderate-income people.