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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
    As in any U.S. national election without an incumbent president, the candidates are painting a not very pretty picture: The country is "going to hell," bluntly asserts the Republican front-runner Donald Trump.  ...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:00am
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's selection of former campaign rival Carly Fiorina to be his running mate, when he has not even come close to defeating Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, is an exercise in pure delusion...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00am
    "On the Internet," according to a famous New Yorker cartoon caption, "no one knows you're a dog." No, but some internet users amazingly turn into skunks.     That's a mild description of...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00am
    There have been a lot of unexpected twists to the 2016 primaries, including: the sudden disappearance of frontrunner Jeb Bush; the appeal of the outsider; and the astounding success of Donald Trump. But the biggest surprise of all...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Maybe we need a new cliche: It ain’t over until Carly Fiorina sings. Anyway, it really is over — definitively on the Democratic side, with high probability on the Republican side. And the results couldn’t be more...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Ted Cruz continues to astound. Every time it appears he can’t get more awful, he finds a new avenue, like a ground mole sniffing out a beetle. Right now, he’s in Indiana, trying to save his presidential career by ranting...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
    New York's Legislature is considering a proposal to give police officers "textalyzers," gizmos that would enable roadside checks of drivers suspected of using mobile phones behind the wheel. Given the dangers of texting...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
    For a lesson on the riddles of human nature, look no further than Dennis Hastert.     Go back to early 1999, when he became the speaker of the House of Representatives. Revisit the reason he got that job. His...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Regarding Donald Trump's insulting, diminishing assertion about Hillary Clinton that she is only succeeding by playing "the woman's card" and that if she "were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Republicans have often been indignant at being portrayed as waging a “war on women,” and the rhetoric sometimes was, indeed, a bit over the top. Until Donald Trump showed up.     Trump seems to be trying...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Donald Trump's foreign policy speech lays out what would be a disastrous course for the U.S. with regards to Russia and European security. On the other hand, for Europe and its eastern neighbour, the disengagement he is proposing...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:00am
    It seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.     Donald Trump exudes macho, wearing his trucker hat, retweeting...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:00am
    Donald Trump has given up on winning historically literate voters. Consider the theme of his major foreign policy speech Wednesday: "America first."     This slogan is most associated with aviator Charles...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:00am
    It isn't just the "woman's card" that Hillary Clinton possesses but she is the MOST QUALIFIED. Although she does hold the "woman's card" too and it should not be denigrated. It is high time that this...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:00am
    "When you become famous," the famous political consultant James Carville once said, "being famous becomes your profession."     It's a sign of the stunning success of Donald Trump's...
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