| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:05 PM
What exactly does the tea party movement want? Other than bringing tricorn hats, powdered wigs and knee breeches back into style, that is.
If every Republican squish in Congress were booted out of office and replaced by a doughty defender of our...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion.
In that essay, he...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Mitt Romney insisted Friday that he would not attempt a third presidential run in 2016. But he sounded very much like the candidate he once was as he sharply criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton's record and denigrated the "Obama-Biden-Clinton" foreign...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack.
They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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The Assets Returning with new episodes,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Top donors to Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns are gathering this week for the former Massachusetts governor’s annual retreat in Park City, where they will get a fresh look at many of the top potential 2016 contenders.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:43 PM
All politics is local, according to erstwhile House Speaker Tip O'Neill (D-Mass.), and when it comes to winning elections, that's absolutely true. But sometimes the results from one local election can reverberate across the country, affecting campaigns --...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:43 PM
A burst of ads coming soon to TV screens in Florida will feature patients and doctors extolling the virtues of marijuana as a compassionate way to treat the sick and ease their pain.
The soft-sell campaign, a laid-back variation on the usual political...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:16 PM
In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
It's sobering to recall that less...