Candidates such as Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie all have the potential to position themselves as centrists. Yet, none of them is gaining any significant political traction within the primary race.
These Republicans (Trump included) seem totally in agreement that progressive taxation is less effective than light taxation; that it is the scale of public spending and debt which is holding back economic growth, and that it is the burden of taxation to sustain that spending which currently is the key barrier to the generation of private sector-based enterprise and employment.
How easy it is to mock the Republican candidates. They're the gang in the clown car climbing all over each other to offer a message of disarray that has all but destroyed the chances of the Bush family dynasty continuing. But isn't that a grand achievement for the democratic process?
Trump. Fiorina. And a certain surgeon. So what if the shoe -- or even the scalpel -- were on the other foot?
Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.
His quip that black voters want "free stuff" is pretty rich. The Republican Party has struggled for years to attract more voters of color. In a rec...
Small businesses need the right mix of leadership, policy and support to thrive. There are about 28 million small businesses spread across America, each with its own set of agendas and priorities, so it is almost impossible to lump them all into the same bucket.
A recent study by Sondre Båtstrand shows what an extreme outlier the modern Republican party is when compared with the conservative parties in nine other democracies with respect to their attitudes about climate change.
While the right thing to do for anyone running for the highest elected office in the land would be to squash bigotry whenever it rears its ugly head, quite frankly, the American Muslim community does not Ben Carson to affirm that a Muslim can one day be president.
I am sickened by your bigoted intolerance of gay and lesbian people marrying. It's not all about you. It's about humanity and doing the right thing. And stop blaming God for every narrow-minded thought you cannot suppress. God, my friends, is about love, acceptance and forgiveness.
It is strange to watch the Republican Presidential debates or hear the candidates describe our country. While there is hype in political rhetoric, now there are outright falsehoods being peddled as facts.
On a recent trip to France, my husband and I walked along a tiny and adorable bridge in the thousand-year-old town of l'Isle Adam, situated 20 miles...
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Jason Chaffetz Gets Owned by Cecile Richards; Carly Fiorina Caught Lying Again; Ted Cruz Makes Crazy Yalping Noises; Trevor Noah on The Daily Show; Bob's Russian Movers; and much more.
Now as the dust has settled after an unforgettable visit from Pope Francis, we are left to face an emotional Speaker of the House exiting a tumultuous Republican Party in Congress and the growing threat of a stubbornly ultra-right agenda.
In an era where presidential candidates are on tour for almost two whole years and thus speak many, many words - much of them superfluous and foolish - we see in Francis' speeches that Words Really Matter. How's that for a new hashtag? #wordsreallymatter.