There's a strange divide in the United States today. On the one hand, Pope Francis is visiting us for the first time. He urges us to welcome Syrian ...
In analyzing the unanticipated success of the Donald J. Trump for president campaign -- at least in its early phases -- I have found far more insight from a Harvard Business School professor than from any of the legion of established political commentators, consultants and journalists.
Political professionals and lobbyists often name a bill the opposite of what it does. The Clean Air Act, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act are all disingenuously named.
Watching last week's second Republican debate made it clear that Bush was the only adult in the room.
There's a clear pathway to the Republican nomination for Carly Fiorina after last week's debate, this week's poll results and the departure of Scott Walker from the Republican race. It begins with an irony
Seven. That's the number of times the word "education" came up in Wednesday night's Republican debate.
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She represented every woman who had ever felt marginalized but kept her cool and her dignity. While some pundits called for her to be more cutting, she left the debate stage with a firm grasp on the moral high ground in that back and forth.
As a highly educated person, as a candidate for the presidency, and as someone who has co-authored, along with your wife Candy, a book titled A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties, you should have a more enlightened understanding of our nation's foundational document.
With plenty of time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, let's see what else the Republican party says or does in order to liven up the occasion.
The money problems in Walker's official campaign are a symptom, not the cause, of his collapse. Trump, over the summer, changed the political landscape; that affected not just Walker and Perry, but the entire field. And the genesis of Walker's decline predated Trump's entrance into the race.
The Republican presidential candidates and other Republican Party leaders hate President Obama, but, really, they should love him ... or at least like him very much. President Obama, as a centrist Democrat, has been rather supportive of many Republican ideas and policies.
While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.
Some commentators were surprised to hear this coming from the Republican debate stage. And that's too bad. The media continues to falsely paint the minimum wage as a strictly partisan issue--and it's a gross misrepresentation.
We all know that journalism continues to transition as a result of rapidly changing media consumption habits -- but presidential debates are a key component of the democratic process, and when the format of those debates is reduced to theater, everyone loses.
After the CNN Republican debate -- as we move from the Summer to the Fall of 2015 -- there is a glimmer that a shift may be starting from ugliness to constructiveness. It is a necessary shift both for the future of the Republican Party and of this nation.