After he won re-election last November, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made two sets of comments reflecting the dueling impulses of the Republican Mind. Freud fans might refer to the superego, aka the conscience, and the id.
The old culture war politics is dying but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life.
The idea of a "culture war" was...
You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the rich pay a lot to support government while the poor pay a pittance.
When he opened the 114th Congress, House Speaker John Boehner declared that "too many are working harder only to lose ground to stagnant wages and rising costs."
Jeb Bush called the...
Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because they are central to restoring social and economic mobility in our nation.
This will be no ordinary Congress, so there are no ordinary ways for judging how effective it will be at governing.
That is, in any event, a preposterous standard to hold up as a brand...
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