For holders of major elective office, there is little disincentive to engage in the most shameless demagoguery imaginable. Our political system doesn't punish people for blatant disregard for truth.
While the parties in Washington remain divided on most issues, they are strongly united on at least one: nobody like Ted Cruz.
If these are just football matters, why are we seeing all the headlines about these men being cut for supporting gays and lesbians? It's simple: Because people still want to believe that the NFL hates gay people.
While both sides can lapse into "content bias," should the following facts alter pre-conceived views: the Boston bombers were young Muslim men; some sarin gas was detected in Syria; the Reinhart-Rogoff study is flawed? Erick Erickson and Ron Reagan debate.
Reagan and Clarke share their reactions in personally terrorizing situations -- Ron after his father was shot, Torie at the Pentagon on 9/11 -- and how public officials should respond to violence. Good: "stay calm and carry on" like Deval. Bad: overreact w/ Iraq & torture. Ugly: vote for gun deaths.
When the infamous Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday that the Broncos were in "serious talks" with then New England Patriot Wes Welker, and that a decision was "expected today," I immediately thought it was a smoke screen.
In order to take the White House in 2016, the GOP must win traditionally blue states like New York and New Jersey to amass the electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. Only a guy like Christie, not Miami's Rubio or Louisiana's Jindal, can achieve this.
I never prayed for Steve to win the election, only to keep our sanity intact. With President Obama's inauguration this week, my thoughts turn to election night of my husband's campaign for the U. S. Congress.
In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.
When the Republicans look back at the era just after their 2012 election defeat, they are going to see they were presented with an early opportunity to make their way back from the political wilderness. The question is: Will they take it? The early signs are promising.
Representative Peter King (R-NY) was questioned by Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change about the "Presidential Kill List" last week. His exact words? "Tot...
There were many reasons why I testified in the investigative hearings held by the House Committee on Homeland Security examining radicalization within the Muslim American community. I testified because I believe exposing a wrong is the bare minimum of my faith.
Throughout our history, unpopular groups have been targeted for the public's wrath in difficult times. Demagogues like King have been only too anxious to steer and cheer on this wrath.
We cannot stand idly by as an entire American community is demonized as a "religious enemy within." The demonization of Muslim Americans ignores the rich, diverse background of the community.
Stop for a moment the next time you hear of American or Israeli plans for the further destabilization of Iran and think: what would we do if the Iranians were planning something similar for us?
Why are GOP lawmakers so reluctant to support their former colleague? Here are a few of the likely reasons.