Rick Perry's catastrophic 2012 run has placed him out of the top ranks for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. But his natural political talents coupled with a few good breaks could place him back in the game.
In the absence of big initiative battles or high-profile, big money candidates slugging it out, we are left with, what we are left with. Primarily, that's the question of which little known Republican will emerge from the open primary into the November run-off with Governor Jerry Brown.
Narrative is a deeply engrained cultural process that defines, inflicts and enforces taboos against ambitious women. The narrative of a mom heading off to Harvard Law School was never going to fly.
With less than eight weeks to go till the California primary election, Governor Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead over the multi-partisan field.
The conventional narrative is that Democrats need only wait for the rising tide of Hispanic population growth to lift their political fortunes in Texas. But unless Democrats do a better job at mobilizing Hispanic voters, they may end up waiting for a long time.
Unlike the Tin Man who wanted a heart, the scarecrow who wanted a brain, and the lion who wanted courage, many Republicans are content being heartless, clueless and cowardly.
Someone needs to remind The Big Man that Americans don't elect angry, arrogant bullies as president, especially those from New Jersey who are embroiled in revenge scandals.
There was a moment in the Ann Richards campaign against George W. Bush when I knew in advance she had lost.
The mistake we make is to say "GM knew people were getting killed," when of course this is absolutely inaccurate. GM is a brand, a hood ornament, an institution. No, a group of human beings were responsible for this.
There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.
As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male
Another campaign appearance, another Ted Nugent controversy. Mainstream Republicans and everyone to their left are appalled. But no one is surprised. Nugent's incendiary rhetoric (read: infamous idiocy) is, at this point, expected and tiresome.
You are to be forgiven if you cannot think of anything that could be called a women's health "legislative achievement" coming out of Texas recently.
A key Christie lieutenant has reportedly revealed Team Christie's one-pronged plan to restore the guv's presidential viability: The rush-release of a documentary titled, simply, Chris!!
American capitalism tells people that if they work hard, they will be rewarded. That myth persists despite decades of evidence against it.
When the Canutillo Independent School District found out its superintendent was cooking the books just like in nearby El Paso, the board members knew they had a problem on their hands.