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President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.
Last week, a massive, steaming heap of a bill made up of what amounts to nearly a year's worth of legislation, along with other garbage in the form of riders that were too noxious to pass on their own, was jammed through Congress under the guise of keeping the government open.
If Jeb does run, he may face Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side. Now, a "Clinton vs. Bush" contest doesn't exactly thrill many people who are looking for perhaps a little more variety (and a little less dynasty) in our presidential choices, but it is indeed worth contemplating at this point, at least if Jeb is serious about running.
By not declaring her candidacy just yet, Hillary allows herself the time to stay out of some of the parochial fights and not have to immediately declare positions on every issue.
It is widely understood that the more GOP candidates for president adopt the priorities of the base of their party -- particularly hard-core opposition to immigration reform -- the more difficult it is for them to win general elections.
This is about giving a temporary reprieve from the threat of deportation for hardworking immigrants and those brought to this country as children. This is about keeping families together -- about real family values.
Opposition to Obama's Net Neutrality statement has come from unlikely bedfellows ranging from Sen. Ted Cruz to Rev. Jesse Jackson. With so much nonsense, the editors of our most established newspapers have stepped into the fray to set the record straight. Well, not exactly.
You can't really blame people for giving up on Congress when every indication is that Congress has given up on us. But I still believe in our democracy and in our nation's ability to come together and solve the tough problems.
While the Republicans are scrambling to figure out their next steps and keep their forces together, the president and Democrats are taking victory laps with cheering crowds of recent immigrants who are mobilizing to stand up and defend executive action.
If you abuse someone no matter what he does, he might as well stand his ground. That is what our 44th president, at long last, appears to be doing.
The divisive political figures Santorum admires tell us all we need to know about how he would lead America if ever given the chance.
Ted Cruz immediately took to Facebook and Twitter calling Net Neutrality "Obamacare for the Internet." Shortly after his tantrum, the Internet erupted with cartoons, videos, and comments. After all, the Internet is full of creative people who have unfettered access to the Internet right now.
It's the same old song and dance -- corporations want more control at the expense of consumer choice and at the expense of a fair market. Net neutrality is about whether or not corporations have the right to seize this control and obtain the ability to give preferential treatment to certain websites, companies or services.
Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.
In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.