It wouldn't be an Iranian election without an American interjection. As Iranians head to the polls on Friday for parliamentary elections, three Republican congressmen have taken it upon themselves to seek visas from Iran to serve as election monitors.
The Republican Party-controlled state legislature has been eating the seed corn in Michigan for so long that there's very little to plant for the future. But, hey, with term limits, that's nobody's problem.
There are two paths for the Republican Establishment. Destroy Trump, or embrace him. Best guess? Attempts at destruction that fail and continuing chaos. These guys are used to having their way, and they will going down swinging.
The profound dysfunction on display in the Republican party's contest for its 2016 presidential nomination reflects an intraparty civil war that has b...
Paul Krugman, Team Hillary's ace New York Times columnist, simply cannot find a kind word for Bernie Sanders or his idealistic supporters.
So, is Flint simply the story of a callous, politically motivated and irresponsible group of state and federal officials looking the other way? Is this story a one-off? Unfortunately, no.
By steadily consolidating Ultra Conservative Republican support, Cruz has created an illusion of momentum; but no one knows better than Cruz that he urgently needs to widen his base.
Grab your popcorn folks, it's going to be very entertaining and fun watching the GOP party completely burned to the ground. And your know what? America will be a better country for it.
2016 is seeing the complete breakdown of the political party system in the United States; mainly the two-party system. And as the parties implode, we are the ones left in the debris and rubble the politicians are leaving in their wake.
It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.
For decades, the GOP has been playing its base for suckers, by running the Grand Old Play: pander to the small-government, traditional-values rubes, and then get back to real business: serving business.
Well-conceived blasphemy can be positive and I believe there's a place for even very irreverent jocularity in faith, belief and even ritual, but when I hear Trump, a man who so flagrantly embodies all that the Jesus of the New Testament is not, call Communion a "cracker," now I am offended.
There's a test looming that will let us know the power of climate change as a political issue. In a few months, we'll see whether campaign strategists believe support for climate action is a positive or negative for candidates across the country.
Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.
The Grand Old Party is dead - and Republicans have killed it. The party's decline, and how it might be able to find its way once again, is the story Washington Post political columnist E.J. Dionne tells in Why the Right Went Wrong.
National Review editor Rich Lowry is now leading an effort urging conservatives to speak out against Donald Trump and oppose his candidacy.