By any reasonable standard of what constitutes acceptable public discourse, Donald Trump's presidential campaign should have ended on Wednesday at about 10:50 p.m. That's when he set his extravagantly sprayed hair on fire by indulging in some truly dangerous myths about vaccines.
Women found reasons -- she is divisive, strident, and loud -- to not support Bella Abzug when she ran for the Senate. Those are some of the same perceived flaws some women are using to convince themselves not to support the most brilliant and prepared person to run for President in decades.
Years from now, Donald Trump will think back on that brief, shining moment when the entire, mad, impossible, outrageous and astounding possibility of becoming the next president of the United States presented itself. And when, seconds later, it all began to unravel.
Wendy Goodman of New York calls it "a fantastic book that sheds light on the creative process of how architects envision and start to bring life to their buildings."
The made-up email 'scandal' has given the media plenty to talk about and Hillary definitely made mistakes handling it. Even her most ardent supporters wish she had laid out the entire issue clearly from the start.
No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.
If someone really thinks the great "email" story -- or the Benghazi investigation -- are going to sink her candidacy, I've got a bridge to sell them.
Whether the deal is rejected or not by the U.S. Congress, in the process, conservatives in Israel and in the U.S. will have enhanced their ability to flex their lobbying muscles going forward, and Israel will be well positioned to receive enhanced defense assistance from the U.S.
The Washington Post's Greg Sargent called on reporters to extract detailed plans from the herd of Republican presidential candidates regarding their positions on immigration. It's a good idea and has direct application here in Colorado.
Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential candidate from Florida, may be frustrated that his campaign is lacking traction, but there is no excuse for him to say that the president has "no class." His comment is a feeble attempt to get attention because he is lagging behind.
Is Trump's run really that surprising? It shouldn't be if you've been paying attention to the radical, obstructionist turn both Republican politics and the right-wing media have taken over the last six-plus years. Yet during most of that span, the D.C. media stoically pretended the GOP hadn't taken an ugly, radical turn.
Of all the announced Republican candidates -- and those still queuing up this summer -- Christie, without question, enjoyed the most unique and encouraging relationship with the Beltway press corps. For years, there was an almost tribal affection for Christie and his bullying personality among the Acela media class.
Police kill a lot of unarmed people. So far in 2015, as many as 100 unarmed people have been killed by police. Here are fifteen of the most outrageous reasons given by police to justify killing unarmed people in the last twelve months.
In the wake of the Charleston shootings, The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne, Jr. writes of a culture of evasion. He might not know it, but he's describing the discipline I call Influence Strategy and some of the 24 plays that comprise it. Consider two examples from the progressive columnist:
Good guys stopping bad guys is a myth perpetuated in movies and television. The best chance of stopping a bad guy with a gun is good policy that makes it tougher to get one.
The National Mall in Washington, DC is saturated with monuments and museums and, while there is little support for adding more to the Mall, there is support for continuing the tradition of building monuments in the city.