Partisan politics, so wrapped up in creating an antagonism between capitalism and government, misses the point. If we are to maintain ourselves as a republic, certain foundational principles of a republic must be upheld.
Thanks to the Republicans' favorite pseudo-historian David Barton, "American exceptionalism," a nineteenth century insult about the undeserved prideful nature of Americans is being proudly touted by Republicans everywhere. The irony is killing me.
My mom Mika Brzezinski dragged me to Tampa to watch the Republicans get together to nominate Mitt Romney. I say "dragged" because I am a Democrat and have announced to my family that I will leave the country if Governor Romney is elected president.
As theater, this convention feels forced and conflicted. Its pieces don't quite come together. Maybe it's actually a perfect reflection of the candidate? But some good news for the G.O.P.: ratings are up slightly over 2008.
A member of the most beleaguered, smallest minority in America today will be swept into office on a sea of a billion dollars of our unregulated, unlimited campaign cash to become America's first Billionaire President!
Romney campaign's adoption of the Freedom Works agenda confounds the widely held expectation that once the primaries were over, and the candidate no longer needed to address the party's far right, he would move toward the center.
You know that social media has power when the most powerful leader on the planet is using one of the most-popular-yet-less-well-known social media platforms to communicate -- totally unannounced and completely by surprise.