California has never mattered much in Republican presidential politics. But the Golden State seems destined to regain the political spotlight in 2012 because its June 5th primary is the last of the major delegate-rich contests in a GOP race that's beginning to look hopelessly deadlocked.
We're supposed to be exploring every conceivable alternative for turning the domestic economy around. So why are Republicans, at state and federal levels, waging a rhetorical, legislative, and administrative War on Education?
So I have some great news folks! The Republicans and the Democrats in Congress and the White House finally came together and agreed on something. This is huge. These guys disagree on EVERYTHING! Getting them getting Eskimos and polar bears to play Jenga.
For an election that was supposed to be all about the economy, we're spending a lot of time on the role religion should play in public life.
Targeted online advertising is nothing new. But political campaigns and advocacy groups are increasingly adopting the same microtargeting tactics that companies use.
As the next round of voting approaches, four characters (in every sense of the word) remain in the hunt for the nomination: Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul. This has left me wondering how would these four very different competitors do in Shakespeare's world, and where would they feel most at home?
Mitt is winning. Mitt is on the march. Are we excited yet? ...
Take all those factors together and you can see that Romney's "I'm mathematically inevitable" pitch is more spin than reality.
Choosing sanctuary policies over policies of fear, like those embodied in HB 56, tells immigrants and the rest of us what type of community our leaders and law enforcement officials are choosing.
Spitzer and Matalin debate the serious and silly: Was Obama's "get-off-my-plane" presser against Iran 'bluster' effective? Does comedy of Maher/Stewart = Limbaugh's smears? And: is GOP race down to 'man-on-dog' vs. dog-on-car?
3. Are Ron Paul's ideas crazy? Dr. Ron Paul's ideas about the U.S.'s economy, national defense and our Constitution are as real and solid as ideas ha...
All Mitt Romney has been doing for five years is training to run for President. How much better can he get at this? Pretty sure his learning curve has used up all its bendy parts.
While it is a conservative way to dress, thanks to the peripatetic Mr. Santorum, said attire has now become synonymous with a level of conservatism that is far beyond my comfort zone and is forcing me to reconsider how to best stay warm while not being branded intolerant.
It's a dangerous precedent to suggest it's better to have contests where fewer states and fewer voters matter. In a representative democracy grounded in the values of one-person, one-vote, we should be wary of giving up on the value of giving all voters a chance to make a difference.
Mitt is compelling and will be the nominee, but the lesson he should learn is that there is no replacement for getting personal with a voter. He will need to know that going into a general election.
Since the middle of January I have been calling this race for Santorum. I feel like a guy out in the wilderness wearing sackcloth eating grasshoppers...