For those of you keeping score at home, the list of official Republican candidates for president is growing by two names this week: Rick Santorum and ...
The idea was to prevent chaos. Instead, efforts to control this season's Republican presidential primary debates have injected greater uncertainty into an already volatile process. With somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 candidates jockeying for position, the upcoming series of jousts is already beginning to resemble a survival-of-the-fittest reality show.
On Tuesday May 5th, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, announced his intent to run for President. This made him the sixth contender joining Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina in the competition for the Republican nomination.
While it is not uncommon for Republicans to have a cult-like infatuation with Reagan, Walker has been obsessed with him since starting the Jesus USA Club in elementary school, when his Baptist preacher father started saying his son had "the gift" for being a politician.
Wayne New told the Post he supports left-leaning initiatives, like a plastic-bag fee, and he doesn't want to get into partisan scrapping. Fair enough. But it's not a partisan attack to want to know why Wayne New donated to Cory Gardner. It's a substantive question.
Each year about 60 times more Americans die from boating than from abortion. While the risks are not directly comparable, having a boat is clearly more dangerous than having an abortion. Hence, more boating regulations are needed.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.
Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.
While most Republicans think there is no role for government in job creation, some of our best Presidents have proven otherwise. FDR knew the importance of government when he created the New Deal that brought America out of a deep depression.
In the month and half since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President, it has become evident that she will not make the same mistakes as she did in 2008.
Republicans risk being caught in a trap of their own devising. The master narrative they're going with -- dishonesty -- is as dangerous for them as they want it to be for Hillary Clinton. They want the 2016 election to turn on the question "Can you trust her?" But Democrats can use jiu-jitsu and make the election turn on the question "Can you trust the people who duped you into Iraq?"
The field of Republicans contending for their presidential nomination does not present grandeur.; in truth, it's a pretty weak roster. Take a look at the top names:
Cleaning up the oil spilling into the ocean by Santa Barbara will cost much more than preventing the leak would have cost. But of course, preventing the leak would require more "overreaching by government" and "job-killing regulations." We pay for this ideological idiocy.
There may be some differences in style and emphasis, but it's hard to tell the difference between a Clinton speech and a Warren speech when it comes to most economic questions -- and particularly when it comes to the overarching narrative.
With these four new trump cards on the table, the odds against fast-track get better -- and almost certainly the next Presidential election will put the candidates of both parties to the test. Trade diplomacy's House of Cards looks ever shakier -- even if it doesn't topple in the next few months.
The conventional wisdom among Democrats is that Rubio's departures from Republican orthodoxy will doom him in the primaries. This is a curious strategy for Democrats since it relies on the Republican right to rescue Clinton from a formidable opponent. It also is likely wrong.