That this whole GOP event feels somehow out-of-step seems appropriate. If there is a word for this convention so far it might be "soulless," as if the zombies of The Walking Dead suddenly were in a position to vote, make speeches, influence policy decisions -- and dance.
In the tranquility of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, Paul Ryan stressed the need to coordinate and strengthen the Republican party on the federal, state, and local levels. His audience? A bevy of state legislative leaders rubbing elbows with industry interests.
by Ashley Balcerzak and Alec Goodwin This party appeared to have all the ingredients for success, as th...
Mr. Speaker, I am no longer a member of your party. I have left with many other young Americans and we will not return until you set your morals aright. I once thought that you were a good man, I hope that you can prove that once more.
House Speaker Paul Ryan in an NPR interview Monday acknowledged that the poor are victims of our economic system. The interview sounds reasonable, almost soothing, until you examine what Ryan is really saying.
Donald Trump has now officially selected Mike Pence for his running mate. This means it'll be a Trump/Pence ticket. Create your own humorous talking point around this matchup.
Over a month ago, I spoke here about how the GOP was "cashing in" on its years of demonizing Hillary. By waving in front of the public eye the image ...
Like the weather, which is notoriously hard to predict as so many factors can impact what ultimately happens in any one location, predicting six months out what Congress and the White House will do next year is tricky and fraught with unknowns.
Mr. Ryan said he is sympathetic to calls from the public to not waste any more taxpayer money on Benghazi, but said he believes he's found "the perfect and final solution" to paying for the investigations -- gutting Social Security.
Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.
Who is the real Donald Trump? Is the presumptive and wildly controversial Republican presidential nominee that we see in the news the real Donald Trump or just a masterful performer?
Ryan's dream now lies in tatters. It has become something of a nightmare, really. In fact, Ryan has had no more success in getting his caucus to agree on anything than John Boehner managed.
To anyone who follows politics, the Koch brothers are best known for spearheading a sprawling network of groups that invest millions in conservative, libertarian-leaning candidates and causes.
Speaker Ryan will allow for a single vote on a bill that, in addition to raising significant civil liberties concerns, shows that we are still operating in the political and rhetorical world the NRA built. The bill would slow the process of a person on the "no fly list," being able to purchase a gun.
The premise of the document is that energy reform starts with regulatory reform. The plan includes repealing the Clean Power Plan, streamlining permitting and generally reducing the regulatory burden on the energy sector.
These are trying times for concerned politicians and citizens alike. They are times in which the odd has become the ordinary. These are times in which the extreme has become the usual. These are times in which the virtual has become the real.