North Carolina is paving the way to make more of these nasty, irresolvable human tragedies inevitable. But is the counsel -- 'don't seek to stabilize the climate, plan for its chaos' -- sincere on the right?
We are at a turning point in American politics. The social issues that destroyed George McGovern in 1972, Michael Dukakis in 1998, John Kerry in 2004 and the Democratic Congress in 1994 -- "God, guns and gays" -- have reversed direction.
Both conservatives and liberals, or in American speak, Republicans and Democrats, respect traditions, the difference is timing.
Every time I write about the GOP's image problem with Latino voters, some conservative sends me an angry missive insisting that it's all the liberal media spreading lies. And then a GOP leader will say something like this: "My father had a ranch. We used to have 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes."
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is exactly the sort of candidate -- an appealing, conservative pragmatist who knows how to govern -- that the Republican Party needs if it wants to win elections.
Give me reasons. Give me plausible, fact-based logical reasons why homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to bond themselves in legal union and share their lives.
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.
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.
One of the most significant challenges facing the GOP can be reduced to just two nearly identical numbers: 72 percent and 71 percent.
What people do in their bedrooms shouldn't be the public's business. Women should have rights over their own bodies. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. But what powerful people do in their boardrooms is the public's business.
Today, schoolchildren peer through dusty museum glass at the stuffed carcasses of the Dodo bird. By actually supporting comprehensive immigration reform, John Cornyn can avoid casting his political career and the future of the Texas GOP into an ultimately irrelevant museum relic.