Jul 17, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination
Jul 9, 2014
Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons, or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read aloud by a committee chairman on a tear.
Jul 3, 2014
What will Republicans want to shut down and privatize next once they get their way with their current pet peeve, the innocuous Export-Import Bank?
Jun 25, 2014
Just a few years ago, this probably wouldn’t have been worth mentioning: Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a six-term incumbent with a strong conservative record who had ceaselessly brought home the bacon for his state …
Jun 18, 2014
The tea party, joined by right-wing populists who just don’t want to take it anymore, took out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week, and they didn’t even get a lousy T-shirt for their trouble.
Jun 4, 2014
The tea party used to have a point, if not a platform: Washington needed more public officials of conservative beliefs who embraced small government, limited spending, and low taxes. Now an incumbent can embrace all those beliefs and still be vulnerable to a tea party challenge.
May 28, 2014
Let's hope the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs gets just a little bit worse. Not dying worse, but enough to stir President Barack Obama to forceful action.
May 20, 2014
Jill Abramson kept a promise she’d made months ago to deliver the commencement address at Wake Forest University.