Thursday January 29, 2015
November 13th, 2014
When high-mindedness collides with reality, reality usually wins. Remember this when you hear talk of making the next two years a miracle of bipartisan comity.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in again throwing previous Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney under the bus of his own White House ambitions, needs to brush up on his political history.
Are you ready for Clinton vs. Bush 2.0? My earlier prediction that Jeb will face Hillary in 2016 is looking more certain than ever.
Sure, in theory the conventional wisdom says that voters want to see some fresh and new names at the top of their ballots. But in practice, history tells us that voters and campaign donors just love to bring the old names back again and again.
Imagine a house ablaze. Now picture a team of firefighters pulling up to it. They behold the flames shooting through its roof. They feel its heat on their faces. And they get in position to fight it.
With squirt guns.
That house is America, and those rescuers are the candidates in these misbegotten midterms.
If prostitution of children is illegal, why is it that we allow an estimated 100,000 underage girls and boys to be sold for sex in America each year - many on a single U.S. website, Backpage.com?
This is bad. It's less than a week until the midterms! Why aren't we excited?
According to the Pew Research Center, only 29 percent of registered voters are following election news closely. And that's among people who say they will vote. However, 59 percent of these people "have given a lot of thought to the election," which is almost like following the news about it.
When I close my eyes, I can easily flash back to a time when it was cool to call people in uniform "pigs" and "baby killers."
If you had any family members in the police or military in the Vietnam era, you know how searing that was.
Over the past week, the usually redoubtable Hillary Clinton has comported herself like a leaf in a storm. Last week, campaigning in Boston for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, Clinton not only praised Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator who has won a devoted following as the scourge of big banks; she sounded like her.