This family drama suggests that things are are not getting "better" for the GOP, the way activists promise LGBT teens it will get better for them. In fact, the new generation of the Cheney family suggests the GOP is evolving into something scarier.
To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...
It has become conventional thinking that bipartisanship is moribund in American politics. Recent elections of Tea Party Republicans have cemented this mindset. Ironically, the increasing partisan polarity may actually have the unintended result of effectuating a new bipartisanship.
Maybe "doomed" is a little overstated, but he's certainly facing an uphill battle that his campaign hasn't seen since he first ran 30 years ago. Here are four reasons the minority leader may soon be saying farewell to the upper chamber.
Generally speaking, there's nothing wrong with agreeing with someone who is otherwise loathsome. But what's too often overlooked with Rand Paul is that which specifically informs his so-called civil libertarian views.
Alison Lundergan Grimes can beat Mitch McConnell. But like most congressional campaigns, which often can be decided by the national political winds, Grimes' success will be determined by several factors over which she will be able to exercise very little oversight.
Despite continuing efforts to politicize the revelations about the NSA's domestic spying programs, the leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden transcend America's trivial two-party politics. This isn't Republicans versus Democrats. It's the government versus the people.
By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.
If the NSA is monitoring my phone calls I worry that they might not be correctly hearing what I'm saying. And, if this is the case, I worry even more, about what the resulting impact on my beloved U.S. of A. might be.
If the new crop of conservatives wants the kind of national stage that Bachmann is ceding, they have to jump in the deep end of the nut bowl with a snorkel and a mouthful of garbled sound bytes.
Ron Paul is aiming his ire at the men and women who most of us felt were doing their absolute best to protect us as a couple of killers were on the loose in Boston. The government is never, under any circumstances, to be trusted, no matter how many local citizens it may be made up of.
By Dave Levinthal April 15, 2013...
God bless Ron Paul. Really. He's terribly worried about your kids. Worried that they'll complete their education and still not understand the biblical principle of self-government. Or know how to defend the free market. Start a home business. Operate their YouTube channel.
Non-interventionism is no longer a fringe position within the Republican Party. It may in fact become what it was for a generation prior to the Cold War: mainstream thinking in the Republican Party.
The inescapable fact is that Paul's victory in Kentucky, his image as a maverick politician, and basically his whole act revolves around being the anti-establishment senator, the enfant terrible of Washington. The moment he stops doing that, he will no longer be authentic.
This is not your grandfather's conservatism. But it is slowly looking more like it might become Hannity's -- and (much more importantly) your grandson's.