Rather than rethink their policy positions and change accordingly, the GOP has hunkered down and now operates with the psychological dynamics of a cult, a besieged sect huddled around unquestioned truths.
This is political maneuvering at its best. Why had this idea not been used before? Can you imagine how many scandals could have been swept under the rug and how many careers could have been saved?
Analysts who marvel at Trump's over-the-top gaffes do not dent his lead in the polls (rather, they seem to enhance it!) miss the point that his Archie Bunker appeal inoculates him against declines owing to gaffes.
Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.
In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.
If you express an opinion in any public forum these days on any subject whatsoever you will soon encounter the Angry Nut. The Angry Nut is angry. Very angry. At you.
Democracy in America is on life support. If we don't soon rally en masse to its defense, corporate interests will pull the plug. Sanders is the only candidate to fully realize what's at stake, to tell the truth, and to articulate what WE, the People, must do.
The GOP has fears that if he is not treated with respect he may become a third party candidate which would all but assure the election will go to the Democratic nominee. The Republican party has no one to blame but themselves.
For me, polite conversation gets real when you dance on people's issues. But in this conversation, I was called out for being insensitive to the life experiences of my conservative interlocutors. Although there wasn't much common ground politically, there was some surprising rapprochement personally.
Republicans ought to be ashamed for using tragedies to advance their political agenda that can only promote an increase of hate crimes against brown-skinned people.
One wonders what a Republican like Roosevelt would make of a Republican like Governor Walker. Roosevelt believed in democracy and the power of government to bring about change and progress.
TWO CURRENT ITEMS WORTH NOTING: a. Carl's Jr aggressively pitches their half-pound Most American Thickburger equipped with a hot dog on top of potato ...
Alexander Hamilton's ethos and approach represent so much of what has gone wrong in a financial industry that has gone "upstream" in its client base and focus. Replacing him would not only make way for a woman, it might just spark a needed wake-up call for Wall Street.
Responses to the flag controversy, and the new constitutional right to same-sex marriage and upholding Obamacare are dividing the GOP family.
Between March and June, 2015, making national news seemed to be a frequent occurrence for Texas as Austin, Garland, Waco, Overton, and McKinney experienced unprecedented media coverage. Meanwhile, as the Tea Party conservatives maintained control of the legislature, Texas also gained notoriety in many other areas.
The Republican reaction to Pope Francis's climate encyclical, juxtaposed to the Democratic congressional rebellion against President Obama on trade, suggest that climate and energy are powerfully disrupting the grid-locked orthodoxy which has dominated American politics for the last decade.