Christie boxed himself in by dismissing the causes of climate change as too hypothetical before Sandy slammed into his state, and now lacks the running room to tell people the hard truth that barriers islands in the Atlantic are no longer a safe place for communities.
Comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin is evidence not of any totalitarian tendencies on the part of Obama. Instead it is evidence that right wing contempt for science is now rivaled by contempt for learning anything about history.
When political parties embrace demagoguery and half-truth (and let's be honest, that's what Fox is doing), they do so at their own peril. Once you've sacrificed truth in the name of ideology, you've opened Pandora's box. The GOP opened that box, and what flew out was the tea party.
On immigration, the Republican Party knows it has a serious problem: their rhetoric and policy on the subject has been a factor in their consistently-...
In the last few years, Wisconsin has become the Ed Wood of politician production. Sure, they can be entertaining, but it's not because they're good. Mostly, they're just embarrassing.
North Carolina is paving the way to make more of these nasty, irresolvable human tragedies inevitable. But is the counsel -- 'don't seek to stabilize the climate, plan for its chaos' -- sincere on the right?
We are at a turning point in American politics. The social issues that destroyed George McGovern in 1972, Michael Dukakis in 1998, John Kerry in 2004 and the Democratic Congress in 1994 -- "God, guns and gays" -- have reversed direction.
Immigration is just one of many issues for Latinos, who now number about 50 million in the U.S. The economy, jobs, education, family and health care are all important. But Republicans candidates' message, for instance on social issues, is not in sync with a majority of Latinos.
Former Senator Rick Santorum blames gay marriage on a TV show. Can you guess which one? Cancelled TV show Will & Grace!
Get people to face their own hypocrisies rather than tell them they're wrong. Hopefully that can lead to some sort of revelation. Hopefully that can lead to some sort of revelation. But usually -- well, the best I can do is say, "Here, let me give you a hug..." Hey, it works on trees.
In honor of the day when everybody is encouraged to punk each other, here are the journalistic equivalents of telling someone his or shoelace is untied. Of course, these headlines could never really happen. But we can dream.
The filibuster was a pivotal moment in the masculinity politics of the Republican Party, with potentially significant implications for future foreign policy debates.
It is the opinion of this office the cause of death was this myocardial void along with the aforementioned complications from various acute traumas. In other words, the victim was probably dead for a long time, just didn't know it.
While liberals deplore the process that produced the ultra-conservative House of Representatives, the reality is that America is culturally gerrymandered. There are toxic pockets, like Provo, Utah, where citizens believe "Government is the enemy."
Did he not realize that the sons and daughters of many of his constituents, who are indeed also loved by their parents no less than Portman loves his own son, had been treated unfairly due to the laws that he had supported?
A decade later, Ron Reagan & Torie Clarke (DOD's voice on 9/11 and 3/19) debate why we invaded Iraq and lessons learned. Then: Ron Paul/Tea Party warn about Americans dying from drones but not from the eight-fold growth of right-wing militias with AR-17s?