Conventional wisdom has been that the party who holds the White House holds real power. No longer. Serve up whatever clown in the GOP big top you want...
Lefties have harangued Barack Obama, even suggesting that Richard Nixon was more liberal. By doing this, the left has has succumbed to right-wing ideas about social change -- that it comes from great men, rather than collective action.
The current crisis over Ukraine spotlights larger and hugely important questions: What are America's interests in an interconnected, post Cold-War world? What and how should we protect and promote them, especially with our rivals?
Grace Baptist Church in upstate New York, following the lead of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, is giving away an AR-15 assault rifle -- you know, the kind that killed kids at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Let's face it -- establishment Republicans' influence is waning. The grassroots come out for individuals whose values they share. It's difficult to inspire confidence when your nominee continues to skip candidate forums across the entire state of North Carolina.
Tuesday's election was no referendum on national politics. It was, however, another searing indictment of the Florida Democratic Party.
While Rand Paul's victory in the CPAC straw poll means very little, there were some signals from the CPAC conference that have some bearing on American politics over the next 32 months or so.
It is a sign of how far right the Republican Party has moved that New York Times columnist Ross Douthat describes Rep. Paul Ryan as a "moderate." In any rational look at the spectrum of American political views, it is hard to imagine attaching the word "moderate" to Ryan on any issue.
Immigrant-activist groups like the NCLR have been willing to give the GOP as much space as possible to move forward on some kind of immigration vote and revitalize the process. And once Boehner killed immigration reform again, desperation set in.
I hate to think what may happen if the GOP take over the Senate in 2014. The economy may still recover but it will take much longer to come back because there will be unending nothingness happening and the working poor will suffer even further.
Getting our historical narrative right matters a lot, as we are still arguing about all the same things our nation's founders fought over. We need to be for a government that picks the right side to be on when it comes to our fights over the economy.
The Christian Right is becoming less popular minority group in the US, but they are not afraid to play dirty. While they must deal with smaller numbers, they know how to control their voters and do just that.
One Senator shut down the entire United States government. Imagine what Cory Gardner could shut down if he is elected to the Senate.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has a mission of ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. This mission is not bounded by political party or viewpoint.
Governor Jan Brewer's moment of sanity notwithstanding, the sad spectacle of Arizona's SB 1062 is simply further proof that the GOP's obsession with bashing gays and regulating uteruses is itself impeding job growth in the states Republicans control.