The death penalty is about as divisive an issue as abortion or gun control. Studies are offered by proponents and opponents to both support and condemn both sides of each issue. It is therefore imperative to assess and critique the quality, reliability and validity of the studies.
Among modern presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's jewelry is in a class by itself. As he maneuvers through roiling Republican primary wat...
When Rick Perry tossed his ten-gallon hat into the ring, he was telling Americans he has what it takes to withstand the rigors of running for president. If he refuses to debate, Perry will be signaling a different message: that he was never a rodeo cowboy in the first place.
America's tax code is counterproductive and a failed attempt at social engineering. It's time for a bold plan proven to foster economic growth. It's time for a flat tax.
In an attempt to improve his ever-declining poll numbers, Texas Governor Rick Perry has introduced Elrod, a googly-eyed sock puppet he will now contin...
I am haunted by something I saw on my TV set this morning. Governor Rick Perry was telling us how simple it would be to fill out a tax form for those who bought into his plan. And to illustrate his point he pulled out what looked to be a blank 5"x7" card.
Under the Perry's plan, you can choose to pay taxes either under the current system or pay a 20% flat tax. By adding a new tax code to live astride the current one, it adds much complexity to an already too complex system.
This wouldn't be the first time, of course, that mainstream media outlets grossly underestimated a powerful groundswell coming from the GOP base, which in the current climate, is really just a partisan reflection of seismic rumblings nationwide.
The flap over the racist name of the hunting lodge that Texas Governor Rick Perry's family leased is not the first time hunting and racism have conspi...
The people who manage Rick Perry's communications are really, really bad. Because of their aggregate incompetence, Perry is digging out of a policy hole that makes him look like that hiker in the Utah badlands who had to saw off his arm to survive. Perry has the same challenge.
In a supposedly post-racial society, one would think that the n-word was buried and long gone with it troubled eras of race relations in this country. However, as we all try to move from America's ugly racial past, there are still rock solid vestiges of it.
The Washington Post's revelation about Perry's hunting camp has, to say the least, stirred some national discussion. But what the talk has demonstrated so far is our general ineptitude when it comes to discussing matters of race.
Although Christie's style and temperament are just what voters are looking for in the 2012 general election, these cards say that he wouldn't be able to win over the primary voters of the Republican religious right.
Are you sure it is wise to be so cocksure about the inconclusiveness of the global warming threat? After all, there is substantial scientific data to the contrary.
The obvious questions that surrounded Perry were ignored by many Republicans desperate for a viable conservative. Strikingly, many are now seeking to repeat these events with an even less plausible candidate, Governor Chris Christie.
In the absence of jobs and a strong economy, voters at least want someone who speaks boldly about his plans to turn things around. It's not about the left or the right or the center, nor being smart or being reasonable. It's less about the brain and more about the lizard brain.