The choice in this election is illustrated by the stark contrast between running mates: the religious bullying of Mike Pence, who signed a law requiring funerals for aborted fetuses, versus the humble faith that drove the young Tim Kaine to teach carpentry and welding as a missionary in Honduras.
I haven't heard anybody else say the things I'm about to say to you. With the rapid public lynching of Debbie Wasserman Shultz and her "resignation" ...
The dark and treacherous skies Donald Trump invoked at the Republican National Convention last week have lifted as Democrats begin their meeting in Philly today with a healthy dose of optimism.
Lest we forget that politics is a game. That we the people -- should we let our guard down -- are bound to be manipulated. You may have felt happy to see Cruz stand up to Trump. Good for you. Point for Cruz. Calculated.
This is a moment which will go down in the annals of American political history along with other instances of tension and disunity at a party's convention.
Whatever else you might say about Donald Trump, in the primaries, he impressed upon Republican voters that he has the strength, decisiveness, and sheer moxie for leading the country. After this convention, however, one wonders what they will make of his aptitude for managing it.
Let me be clear, I'm no fan of Cruz. My political beliefs and values couldn't be further from his. Yet, I fully support his bold move on the convention stage. It takes guts to hold fast to your convictions in the face of intense opposition.
By giving Mr. Cruz the opportunity to discover, through his own free will, the right and proper thing to do in this place, on this occasion, Mr. Trump delivered the most conservative act of this election.
The Brits have perfected it. Insider coups, where a formerly beloved and fearless leader is knifed and replaced. Thatcher, Major, maybe Blair, Camero...
Cruz, the Tea Party darling who rose to Conservative Republican prominence circa 2012, faced a brutal political journey to be sure, but a bright one as a leading Conservative senator and possible future President. That's all gone now.
Today’s topics include: We Recap the RNC Days Two and Three; Ted Cruz Booed for Refusing to Endorse Trump; Eric and Donald Trump Junior Speeches...
If there is a single key to understanding what motivates Donald Trump -- that is, other than his extreme narcissism -- it is his determination to avoid, at all costs, the pain of humiliation.
The Trump Convention has been a strange mash-up of three previous moments in Republican history -- each of which ended tragically. First, most seminally, is Joe McCarthy's rise and fall, and the witch-hunt he unleashed.
Courage and treachery are common in politics. Rarely do you see it displayed by one person simultaneously. Cruz, who is conducting himself as someone who has already begun the 2020 campaign, delivered an amazing "daily double."
The question I find interesting, in the wake of Ted Cruz's headline-making refusal to endorse Trump as a major speaker at "Trump's Convention," is jus...
When Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump in his Republican National Convention speech, he channeled his ideological opponent, Ted Kennedy, whose bitter primary fight with Jimmy Carter made him dodge the opportunity to raise hands with his opponent. It cost Carter the 1980 election, and might do similar damage to Trump.