If Rick Perry didn't exist, we would have to invent him. Luckily, David Frum did so in his new novel, Patriots.
We have been entertained and outraged as the political theater of the absurd that was the Republican primary played out. From one state to the next, a collection of mixed nuts attacked each other and President Obama with a wild-eyed hysteria that is, frankly, beneath the office.
If the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals grants the motion for DNA testing, a little blood and sweat on a jacket may be the difference between life and death for Hank Skinner. Could anything be less frivolous?
In arguing the case for the primacy of economic action, Krugman blithely ignores the difficult situation of central banking in the modern world.
It is a sad reflection on the state of the Republican Party, but nonetheless true, that nominating somebody with a basic knowledge of the economy, foreign policy and history was not a given.
There is no more misleading thing in politics today than polls, particularly those that are conducted more than three months before a primary or general election.
Congress could set up two tracks for health care coverage. One would be facilitated, but not operated, by the Federal government. States would decide whether to participate or opt out and go their own way.
As with many things in life, when it comes to being an independent voter, actions speak much louder than words. If your actions show that you are a party loyalist, then embrace it. If your actions show that you are an independent voter, then embrace it.
The Republican primaries and Angry Birds share several basic characteristics: both are infuriatingly frustrating, defy physics and logic as we know them and can instantly turn into terminally addictive pastimes.
Josh Brolin seemed to be a bit of an afterthought. For whatever reason, Brolin stepped out of the way and let the cast shine -- which resulted in one of the best shows of the season.
We, as a civilized society, are either going to kill people in the state's name, or we're not. It's literally life or death. It's one or the other. You're either in or you're out.
Sarah Palin has apparently fooled another foreigner, this time a young British historian, Timothy Stanley, who can't quite see the American political landscape from his ivory tower at Oxford University.
When recently discussing pink slime, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad noted, "It's beef, but it's a leaner beef, which is better for you." A leaner beef, Governor?
It turns out that the presidential campaign staffers have it completely, one hundred and eighty degrees wrong when it comes to science. Overwhelming majorities of American voters want the candidates to debate the big science issues facing the country.
Blaming the media for exposing this questionable process to the light of day is a textbook corporate move. When you'd rather not answer the hard questions just deflect attention by placing blame elsewhere.
While you can force feed a candidate facts and figures and even write his or her speeches, you cannot so easily change a candidate's substance, prejudices, ideology and values.