When you hear the common refrain about Americans hating Washington, they aren't talking about the city in general. Rather, they are referencing the politicians, lobbyists, campaign staffers, and the black-and-white, us-versus-them partisanship of U.S. politics.
Mr. Bush, the immigrant community is looking for a leader who will face the issues with a clear plan, not one that will throw stones inside a glass house in hopes of scoring political points. How much longer should the current President wait for your party to pass a bill?
In the run-up to the 2016 election, Republicans are trying to position themselves as the party of the middle class. It may well work, but not because Republicans are in fact reformist, but rather because voters and pundits eschew data and instead focus on rhetoric.
Trust. It's a hefty word, stamped on American currency ("In God We Trust"), integrated into marriage vows, and considered a vital component for both professional and personal relationships. Yet too often trust is on autopilot, given freely unless proven otherwise.
In the summer of 2013, a sharp spike higher in interest rates caused by the "taper tantrum" (fear that the Fed will soon end monetary easing) reduced both housing affordability and the opportunities to lower mortgage rates through refinancing.
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It is becoming more evident that those of us who disagree with traditional conservative orthodoxy are vilified as illegitimate Republicans, whatever that means.
Giuliani, for his part and for the most part has become increasingly irrelevant and while this might seem like a ploy to get back on the Fox News circuit, it's a reminder of just how low Republicans will stoop to discredit the other side.
Rudy, let's break down your statement. When you say that "I do not believe that the president loves America," what indication do you have or what criteria are you using? I really want to know.
Give us a majority, and we'll show you what the GOP can do. That was the basic sales premise of the midterm elections. Controlling both chambers of Congress, Republicans would show Americans that their party is a governing party.
Scott Walker doesn't know. And he doesn't care. ...
One of the more depressing political attacks in recent history was launched by the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, against President Obama. With strong implications of racism, Giuliani claimed that Obama did not love his country.
The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.
It's not Obama's job to engage in some dinner table conversation about religion and violence. Rather, his rhetoric is part and parcel of a very deliberate strategy to achieve our political and military aims.
American slavery ended in the awful carnage of the Civil War. But to conclude Abolitionism was a failure that made no contribution to abolition of slavery (or to the cause of civil liberty) would be a grave mistake.
Step back and calmly contemplate the state of our great nation. Does anyone see anything beyond the confusion, disillusionment and ambiguity?