The Trump Convention has been a strange mash-up of three previous moments in Republican history -- each of which ended tragically. First, most seminally, is Joe McCarthy's rise and fall, and the witch-hunt he unleashed.
Hardly any politician does not extol his or her commitment to unifying the country while lamenting, sometimes in extraordinarily harsh language, the divisive nature of his or her opponent.
The coming presidential election could cause a liberty lover to commit ritual seppuku. A left-wing corporatist and friend of influence-peddlers will face off against an unprincipled populist who supports big government and carries protectionist and anti-immigration banners.
Baton Rouge simply doubles down on the possibility of another poll bump up for Trump. That's not all that's deeply worrisome. There's a historic parallel that gives an ominous cast to public sentiment about the always volatile impact of racial politics on an election.
I'm for Hillary. She fights for what I care about and has actually written reams and reams about how she will face our country's problems. Besides, it's time for a yellow pants suit in the Oval Office, not an orange comb-over.
On the Middle East, he favors international cooperation and interagency stabilization efforts; investment in Afghan security forces over US intervention; and maintenance of 15,000 troops rather than sending in additional "boots."
Nixon got his way on all counts. He edged out Humphrey. He shifted public and government focus to beefing up resources for a wild expansion of police power and a prison building boom. He finger pointed at liberal Democrats for their emphasis on more social programs to deal with the plight of the urban poor
As presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton boarded Air Force 1 with President Obama Tuesday, the wind was most likely at her back. The cloud th...
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In many ways Hillary Clinton is a paradox, someone who does not fit our standard configuration of how a politician performs and what skills they bring to a successful career. Yet she is now a presumptive candidate for the presidency of the United States from one of the two major political parties.
Nixon was definitely on to something in 1969 when he corralled his silent majority and bagged the White House. The jury is way out on whether Trump can do the same. But the danger is there.
Half of him is crazed with power, high on the belief that he's less than five months away from being able to get back at every single person who ever slighted him, however slightly. He is the most easily offended human we've ever seen, and he forgets, let alone forgives, nothing.
Banning the Washington Post from covering his campaign rallies isn't just a sign of Donald Trump's distrust of the press. Reporters are an early warning system. History shows that politicians who turn against the media and cut off their access don't stop there.
Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.
Dear Daddy, Since you've been gone the world has gone a little mad. I miss you so, but there are things I'm happy you didn't have to witness. In 2...
Understandably, Bernie Sanders is now doing the same thing that Hillary Clinton did in 2008. Eight years ago, near the end of the 2008 campaign, Cli...