This is what they choose to prioritize in the first week. No matter what kind of plans or "autopsies" or happy talk comes out of this winter retreat, one thing's clear: the GOP's priorities are more outrageous than ever.
After five years at the helm it's time the governor stops blaming others for our problems. It's time he comes home to do the job he was elected to do. If he can't do it here in New Jersey, he certainly can't get it done in Washington.
Why isn't Senator Durbin, who represents the state of Illinois, not more concerned about black crime and poverty in Chicago, something I could also say about Mr. Gutiérrez?
The GOP and its allies on the far right have been engaged in a prolonged campaign of hysteria-mongering designed to convince the American people that Social Security's disability insurance program is riddled with fraud.
There are many positive signs in the US. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the 3rd quarter was up 5% on an annualized basis compared to the 2nd quarter (adjusted for inflation).
With increasing global threats of terrorism and epidemics, we are increasingly in need of partners and allies on the world stage. Cuba will be a welcomed addition, as our two nations are both known for international assistance.
Throughout the 1920s, Congress was focused on slashing taxes on the wealthy and eliminating business regulations, arguing that a free market could govern itself and that a rising tide would lift all boats. The results were devastating. Fast-forward 90 years, and you'll wonder: Why haven't we learned our lesson?
As the lineup is shaping up, it looks like it could be similar to previous elections: There will be a long list of equally unappealing candidates. Some dull person will be selected, having little chance to win against any potential Democratic candidate.
You can't have your cake and eat it too, senator. One can't favor rule by popular opinion or rule by court of law only when it's convenient for their cause.
Rand Paul knows that if he can get voters to resent scientific research as much as they resent minorities and poor people, then he and his fellow Republicans will be free to ignore inconvenient facts about climate change, population trends, and other data that goes against the Republican agenda.
No challenge in the Democratic Party will have legs unless people are in motion, mobilizing, challenging business as usual, and forcing politicians to get outside of their comfort zone. Dislodging the entrenched interests and big money that dominate our politics won't be easy.
On a rainy day in Atlanta, Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal and the audience had to move indoors from the Liberty Plaza to the State Capitol. One would think he also moved political parties, giving an Inaugural Address that a Democrat could have just as easily delivered.
All in all, ever since his forceful response to the midterm elections, Obama seems to be getting more and more popular. In absolute numbers, of course, Obama still has a long way to go.
The 2016 Presidential Campaign will be a long and excruciatingly dull one. But not if you're a candidate. Run for president, Sarah. You've done more comedy than any politician since Richard Nixon. It was, after all, you who made Saturday Night Live relevant again.
Why have Republicans ignored the twin evils of Obamacare: broccoli and death panels? Recall their 2009 alarms that under Obamacare, government could both force you to buy broccoli and kill you. It was unclear which was the more monstrous.
As the Republican Party assumes control of Congress, one of their top priorities is to roll back the Obama administration's recent advances in energy and climate policy.