While we rightfully criticize our "leaders" for their inability to move beyond partisanship, our major news networks and newspapers have become accomplices in creating an environment of short-term and short-sighted political discourse.
Soon Mitt Romney's only opponent will be Barack Obama. His dispiriting campaign to date, embodied in his New Hampshire speech, does not portend an uplifting spectacle of democracy this summer and fall.
Herman Cain's turn as the front-runner for the non-Romney division of the Republican Party's presidential primary seems to be winding down. The candidate most likely to take Cain's place? Newt Gingrich.
Most worrisome about a Rick Perry presidency for those of us who don't live in Texas and are not engaged in the oil business is the prospect of staggeringly higher gasoline prices, and the impact that would have on the nation's economy.
Lone Star State, do the other 49 states a favor and keep Rick Perry at home. The country may simply not be able to survive another president from your state. Texas, don't mess with Uh-mur-i-cuh again -- please.
You've got to hand it to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. What he lacks in consistency and charisma as the 2012 Republican presidential frontrunner, he makes up for with stunning political awkwardness.
The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.