This battle is pitting the two wings of the Republican coalition against each other. Social conservatives are being confronted by all kinds of corporate business interests, including the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, of all things. It's taken great skill for Republican leaders to paper over this inherent split, but that day is over.
If there's an upside to Gov. Mike Pence signing the pro-discrimination SB101 "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" into law last week, it's this: the bigots, homophobes and neo-segregationists have been coaxed out of the woodwork, exposing themselves for what they really believe.
If only this beautiful vision were true. Social research survey data from mainstream polling organizations tells us, over and over again, that women represent approximately 10 percent of the nation's gun-owning population.
Almost two out of three younger Republicans say every adult woman should have access to affordable, effective birth control. Why do they say that? Because they realize that birth control allows people to build families when they're ready, financially and emotionally.
A new law would make it illegal for Indianans to be Knob Heads in any way, shape or form. And it would also give individuals and businesses the right to refuse to serve anyone acting or indeed sounding like a total Knob Head.
As a young boy, I remember when my Grandma Dorothy gave me the book Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, but it was not until more recently that I learned that Rosa Parks was not the first to woman to deny her bus seat to a white person.
In the wake of the financial crisis, President Obama took the helm of a sinking economic ship and help to right it. The unemployment rate is now once again at pre-recession levels -- the lowest in seven years (5.5%).
President Ghani has the will and the determination to succeed. Indeed, if he does he will be the true 21st century successor to Sir Winston Churchill.
After the mid-term elections, when the Republicans took control of the Senate and the House, exit polls showed the economy was the top issue on voters' minds.
Christians across the country are paranoid. In their minds, there is an unmitigated war on Christianity, where Christians are becoming the most ostrac...
Within the GOP, there's been some ugly rhetoric on issues of race and authority, but that's quite frankly nothing new; what is new, however, is the magnitude of the problem they have been creating for themselves. What is this laundry list, and how will it be affected by the run to 2016?
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate.
In the Arkansas of my growing up, not only was smart good, but the prevailing philosophy was always to do the right thing, to show other people dignity, and to honor the common man. I'm sad to say that those days are gone. In today's Arkansas, we can't recognize a lie when it's spoon-fed to us, and we don't want to help anyone who isn't as white-bread as we are.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...
As Hillary Clinton's email kerfuffle unfolded, several commentators wondered out loud who else might run for the Democratic nomination should Hillary's train derail -- a possibility greater than nil, given the Clinton's track-record. The party has no bench, these folks observed.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now apparently undecided how he'll buy insurance, backing away from his Obamacare announcement earlier in the week.