It's still only August, but already the predictions that this would be an exceedingly banal presidential election campaign look like they've already come true. This week's campaign news might be summed up as an elementary school playground shouting match: "You're a bigot!" "No, you're a bigot!" Sigh.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) and his challenger Russ Feingold have raised almost exactly the same amount of money in their race for a Wisconsin Senate seat. But they've done so in very different ways.
The week began with a speech Donald Trump read off a TelePrompTer. And in a stunning development -- are you sitting down? -- he then did not stomp all over his message by saying monumentally stupid things for the rest of the week. No, really!
Before the RNC, the Fiscal Times declared that Trump was "not as much of a drag on the ticket as some feared." After a bad month for the GOP nominee, I decided to test that argument, to see if that was still the case.
This column has always loved a good rant. Most of the time, we provide our own rant at the end of the column, on a subject too big to be contained in talking points.
The rumors are rife in D.C.: Michelle Obama is being courted to run for the Senate and the DNC already has terrific bumper stickers printed up with he...
Will she be hounded by the accusation that she doesn't have a true "mandate" from the people?
We often think of Election Day as a single event, but it is when thousands of candidates across the country are each subject to voters who are responding to their own urges.
Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.
Tim Canova, who's trying to unseat former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the House, has raised a greater share of his funds from small donors so far than any other congressional candidate.
The politicization of the student loan program is only hurting disadvantaged students further. It is preventing healthy discussions on how to fix the perverse incentives built into the program, or how to better design programs that actually increase access, diversity, and affordability.
Fertility is a bi-partisan issue. I repeat: Fertility and family is a bi-partisan issue. There is no candidate that would ever say they are anti-family. There is also no candidate that would come out as saying that they don't support the rights and care of our Veterans.
The Democratic Party spending millions of dollars to defeat Grayson and Sestak in the primaries is short-sighted, to say the least.
The Senate is setting a dangerous precedent for the treatment of Supreme Court nominees. Its action reflects an increasingly partisan process for confirming judicial appointments that threatens our justice system and its ability to respond to citizens' needs.
She has wit, grace, style, passion, and fierce intelligence.
My work for Less Cancer is in the public interest, and I work in the public arena. In this era of vilifying "professional politicians", I have to say ...