Wednesday February 10, 2016
September 30th, 2015
Is U.S. politics changing in important ways thanks to "new technologies and changing media norms," with results that shift influence away from party leaders and other political elites?
Jeb Bush wants you to know that he's not running for president in order to give "free stuff" to black folks. I don't have a problem with that, as long as he says he won't give any "free stuff" to white folks, either.
That's right, Jeb. It's only fair. Tell us, the American voters, that you won't give any of us any free stuff. Your lavish campaign donations will dry up like spilled lemonade in a desert.
She had a law career, an ambitious agenda as first lady, an industrious stint in the Senate, those years and miles as secretary of state.
And it has come to this: In a bid to seem less stuffy and turn the page on a beleaguered (yet again) presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is chatting with Lena Dunham about singer Lenny Kravitz’s penis.
Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms -- "It's deja vu all over again" -- has never been more apt. This time, though, it's not at all funny.
The visit to Washington last week of President Xi Jinping, the leader of the world's second-biggest power, illustrated Lyndon Johnson's saying that politicians need to be able to "walk and chew gum at the same time."
As part of his ongoing effort to make a mockery of the American political process, Donald Trump released his tax plan Monday morning. This is the third official policy position he has laid out in the 3 1/2 months he’s been running for president.
Do Washington's net neutrality rules run roughshod over the First Amendment?
That's what some opponents have been arguing -- claiming that the government's regulations infringe on Internet providers' right to free expression. Now, in a flurry of responses to that charge, defenders of the rules appear eager for the biggest showdown over the meaning of corporate speech since the Citizens United case.
On Sunday, as China president, Xi Jinping, prepared to share his thoughts on women's equality at a U.N. meeting on gender, Hillary Clinton offered her own take on the day's events.
Re-tweeting a New York Times story about China's record on women's issues, and citing China's arrest of five feminists in March, the presidential candidate called Xi's presence at the summit "shameless."
It's just before midnight on a Friday in downtown Leesburg, and a young couple just stumbled out of the biker bar in this historic Virginia town, past the American flags, quaint lamposts and cascading petunia pots and ducked into an alley, furiously making out.
A guy in a backwards ballcap staggered toward some port-a-potties, then whizzed on a wall just outside them.
John Boehner was a deal-maker who took over the House speakership at a moment when making deals had, for many Republicans, become a mortal sin.
He was thoroughly conservative in a Republican Party that had moved the goal posts on what constituted conservatism. He could never be conservative enough for his critics on the right.