In an interview with Ketchikan's KRBD, Alaska's one and only Congressman, Republican Don Young, was able to include a racial slur in comments regarding the economy and employment.
I still vividly recall my mother's parting words every time a childhood friend invited me over for a meal.
In the 1980s the GOP lead the charge in favor of the idea of using markets to control pollution. Moderate Republicans (of which there were a significant number) opted for dealing with environmental problems with economic tools that employ price signals to keep air and water clean.
The endless tug of war confuses the common man, who has worries more immediate than climate change. He would like to know, once and for all, if global warming is deadly. To wit, are we are done for, or are some people just blowing hot air?
For the evangelical establishment to win back young people they'll have to do what liberals have done for decades: pick and choose their way through the Bible and decide it "says" what people want to hear.
If conservatives really want to protect the sanctity of marriage perhaps the prohibitive measure that should be enacted is not a ban on gay marriage but a ban on heterosexual divorce.
The controversy over the memorial stem from a design by architect Frank Gehry, which calls for four acres of land walled by 13 80-foot tall towers which will support giant, steel tapestries depicting different scenes from Eisenhower's life.
While the U.S. Supreme Court may hold the line on most of the country, while likely allowing the invalidation of California's Proposition 8 anti-gay marriage initiative, it is clear that the right to same-sex marriage will be part of America's future.
Governmental failure isn't Republican failure, it's Republican strategy. The filibuster is an obvious example: for Democrats it's a frustrating tactic, but for Republicans it's a strategy, if not actually a goal.
Things are heating up. Today we had visits from Herman Cain and the Romneys themselves. Secret Service were circling the building inside and out all day. I didn't get a chance to meet any of them, though I did get to take a bite of Ann Romney's cold and lifeless leftover pizza.
Those with a sharper learning curve like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are leading the party on immigration. In doing so, they are taking the reigns. Ted Cruz is not.
A Roberts ruling in favor of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act would be a victory for federalism, a triumph for the gay equal rights movement, and a historic moment for the Court that could well mark the moment that conservative opposition to same-sex marriage crumbled to dust.
Dan Patrick keeps talking about creating "comprehensive history courses." What can you talk about in these comprehensive courses if you can't talk about race, gender, class... or rock 'n' roll history?
This week's Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of denying marriage to same-sex couples revive Lincoln's contempt for popular sovereignty, implicate his fervor for the Declaration of Independence and test his determination to forge a United States infused with its spirit of equality.
Two new polls contain fascinating information about major trends of thought among California voters. The most dramatic development is a sharp reversal of opinion on illegal immigrants.
One of the most significant challenges facing the GOP can be reduced to just two nearly identical numbers: 72 percent and 71 percent.