This latest Trump controversy appears to be the tipping point in his unprecedented presidential campaign, finally bringing both Republicans and Democrats together in soundly denouncing his outlandish, bigoted rhetoric.
Matalin and Shrum debate different situations in which radicalized terrorists kill with assault weapons -- Muslim, Christian, home-grown, foreign-born. Debate now "frozen," but would a 2016 Democrat running and winning on overhaul of gun laws be able to shift culture and then Congress?
"Our No. 1 goal for the next year is to put together a complete alternative to the left's agenda," said Paul Ryan as he unveiled his agenda. Despite the speech's sweeping oratory and careful stagecraft, Ryan clings to seven dumb ideas that are also cropping up among Republican presidential candidates.
The Mustached American voting public can only assume that Ryan's beard is just just beginning. Yes, our community has born witness to false starts before.
Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
Mr. Paul asked the Florida Senator -- who is becoming the candidate of the GOP establishment -- "How is that conservative?" Senator Paul's question has relevance for many of the candidates in this race.
The parade of outrageous riders that have been attached to appropriations bills so far reflects just how far Republicans will go in trying to hold a must-pass spending bill hostage to unpopular, ideological measures.
Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.
Republicans are currently in a frenzy over Syria. But for all their noise, I notice there is not a single voice crying out to actually change anything in the most concrete way they have at their disposal.
If you were desperate to find a safe place for yourself and your family but were also presumed guilty of terrorist intent, how would you disprove the presumption?
A version of this originally appeared in the excellent blog created by former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley, author of Crazy, A Father's Search...
Now that Congress has agreed to an overall budget for the next two years and raised the debt ceiling until 2017, and the U.S. House of Representatives has a new speaker in U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the early conventional wisdom is that Washington has finally and mercifully turned the corner on governing by crisis.
Jim Wallis's heart may be in the right place. But he is woefully, dangerously ill-informed on what comprehensive immigration reform actually is.
While I'm honored to have been selected to serve on this committee as an advocate for women's health, the truth is that the Select Committee to Attack Women's Health is political theatre with no substantive purpose.
How ironic that Ryan talks about "trust," because only two years ago the same leader said, "We do not want to have a society where we have different classes of people who cannot reach their American dream by not being a full citizen."
It's a victory, but I'm afraid it's a small victory. Rather, it's more of a baby step that, while filling many people with hope, has a long way to go before it's up and running as an accepted norm in America's work culture.