The Illinois GOP wants to convince voters that it's ready again to run an entire state - the nation's fifth most populous. But it will all remain a sad fantasy as long as we're stuck with officials who can't even run a decent meeting of an organization that's now scarcely more than a little club.
Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.
As with the private sector, all public agencies are functioning within a global marketplace -- the key difference lies in the constituencies it serves.
It is Monday morning as this is written, 3:47 a.m. On Wednesday or Thursday of this week, the full California Assembly will vote yes or no on paralys...
Not content with having swindled tens of millions of Americans out of their homes and life savings, the very bankers who caused the biggest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression are now subverting government regulations designed to prevent comparable disasters in the future.
No matter how many resources -- human and financial -- we invest in war, we have few to spare for peace.
Some weeks, not much happens in political news, and other weeks it seems like almost too much happens. This was one of the latter types of week.
The first effects of the sequester were felt by most Americans when air traffic controllers were furloughed. Flights were delayed and Congress got ala...
Despite years of torment, each new season Charlie Brown finds a reason to believe that Lucy will hold the ball down where he can kick it. But this never happens. Sound familiar? It's the story of Barack Obama and the Republican Congress.
The Obama administration, through incompetency, pettiness, venality or something else, has unwittingly badly damaged the IRS. Some on the right may celebrate this, but a tax agency that cannot enforce regulations or laws is a major problem in a modern state.
Our national politics increasingly resembles a party in which your crazy uncle got hold of the karaoke microphone and won't give it back until he finishes a paranoid rant. Maybe if you pour him another Manhattan, he'll pass out before all your guests leave.
The politics of immigration reform are already messy, and they're just going to get messier. The hurdles are going to get a lot higher, and a lot harder to clear. Whether they can be cleared or not may depend on the final tally the bill gets in the Senate floor vote.
Chris Busby is the vice president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston. Recently he made the decision to run for a Precinct Committee Person (PCP) vacancy in the Harris County Republican Party. He was confident that he would be given the position, but that's not what happened.
On the face of it, the Tea Party seems autonomous and even a thorn in the side of the GOP. But that façade masks the real truth about the Tea Party, which is that ultimately it is less a political organization than a contract killer working for the Republicans.
Even after multiple scandals all vying for the top headline throughout the week, over the weekend CNN reported poll numbers showing Obama currently enjoys 53 percent of the public's approval for the job he's doing. His numbers actually rose from the last time the poll was taken.