While it is a least somewhat positive that the Republicans appear not to have embraced Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul, the problem is that they have instead selected a Thurston Howell III Ken doll that simply repeats Republican dogma.
The thing about this race is that victories don't tend to generate much momentum. And presidential nomination contests regularly feature "buyer's remorse."
The GOP has defined itself indelibly as the party of moneyed greed and unfettered imperialism. The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama.
I'm going to be honest, here. I'm just as bored with the Republican nomination race as everyone else is by now. The mainstream media pundits have done a mighty job of trying to keep the excitement alive, but it's just not working anymore.
You'd think a ten-and-a-half year war would be a major issue in a presidential campaign. But our political and media establishments seem to regard being in a constant state of war as simply part of the "new normal".
If we did pick our elected officials using The Hunger Games method, it would be quicker and a lot more fun for the rest of us to watch.
Libertarians are fond of saying, "Your right to swing your fist ends where my chin begins." The idea is that the only legitimate limits on freedom of ...
I often hear people say, "I'd vote for Ron Paul if it weren't for his lack of national defense and foreign policy." I realize that people who make thi...
We aimed for a wide spectrum of opinions by people in and out of politics, on the left, on the right, cynics and optimists. What we found was a sampling of young adults who are concerned about the debt... and for a whole host of reasons.
If you don't know the difference between a socialite and socialist, you are a prime candidate for the U.S. Republican debate team.
Where were the four GOP presidential aspirants as Louisiana Republicans weighed in, as those "critical" votes were counted? I know, Louisiana was a shoe-in for Santorum, but we could have at least acted surprised.
It was the week of the Etch A Sketch, but apparently the Internet made comedy out of that so fast that there was nothing left for the late night shows...
In the wake of the Sandra Fluke vs. Rush Limbaugh media frenzy, we've begun to ask some very interesting questions. The queries popping up over the Fluke-Limbaugh controversy has brought a question to my mind: What if Sandra Fluke were a woman of color?
There are three political parties in the United States today, and they are all fielding candidates for the presidency. The parties are the Republicrats, the Scared Religionists, and the Freedom and Peace Party.
Perhaps the greatest irony of 2012's long primary is this: In their bickering over who is the most conservative, the Republican candidates have unwittingly modeled themselves as "delegate presidents" when most conservative-minded voters would prefer a "trustee president."
We need to change the system, and in order to do that we need to be honest about how bad it's gotten. The good news? We've already shown signs that yes, we can do better.