The mendacity and deception are no longer surprising. What is surprising is the seeming listlessness of it all, the sense that party leaders and operatives are just going through the motions.
The usual explanation is that, for these voters, economic issues are trumped by social and cultural issues like guns, abortion, and race. I'm not so sure.
This is a symptom of the disease that has plagued the Republican Party since the rise to prominence of Newt Gingrich decades ago and when our politics took an unprecedentedly ugly turn. Simply put, today's GOP is no longer content to promote a conservative agenda but needs to destroy the liberal agenda in order to feel good.
During last fall's New Jersey gubernatorial contest, which Gov. Chris Christie used as a rehearsal for a 2016 presidential bid, the media were so mesm...
I can't say for sure if global warming is real, in the same way I don't know if the North Pole is cold. I've never been to the North Pole.
Last week Republican leaders Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor called for their party to address the issues of poverty. Yesterday, the House Repu...
In assessing the damage to a possible Christie 2016 candidacy, many are making the mistake of only looking at his chances in the general election. But to get to the general election, Christie has to win the Republican nomination. And the electorate for these primary contests is going to be radically different than the general election voting pool.
Changing positions is not always the death knell in American politics. The fact that a candidate is ideologically malleable can actually work to a candidate's advantage.
First and foremost, Chris Christie apologized for the incident but he denied any knowledge of it. How true that is, only remains to be seen after investigations on the basis of subpoenas on emails and text messages within his office are over.
The Republican argument against extending unemployment insurance benefits is disingenuous, mean-spirited, and insincere. But instead of calling them out on it, loudly and repeatedly, many Democrats are likewise lamenting that "we can't find enough money."
Are we supposed to believe Christie was completely unaware of the actions of his deputy chief of staff? Assuming he is not lying about his involvement, there are litany of other questions that suggest incompetence on Christie's part.
On the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, many Americans are still operating under the assumption that people choose to be poor and unemployed, that they'd rather be lazy than rich, that they can afford the basic necessities of life. But the numbers tell a different story.
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Ayotte's measure would only impact the undocumented immigrant community, a supposedly powerless, forlorn group that cannot respond to direct attacks from self-interested politicians and their right-wing sponsors.
The rap on Chris Christie's aides in Bridgegate is that they crossed the line when they put ordinary citizens at risk for the sake of a petty politica...
It would seem, Christie figures he'll never talk to Bridget Kelly again. But Kelly is not really the political casualty whose demise New Jersey politicos are most intrigued by.