| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In his televised speech to the nation Wednesday evening, Barack Obama has a major opportunity to put his wavering presidency back on track by firmly and clearly saying how he intends to deal with the terrorist Islamic State. He must stop talking about...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum was among the potential 2016 presidential contenders wooing conservative activists this weekend at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
Greeted with a standing ovation from the ballroom crowd...
| Oct 10, 2014
There's an oft-repeated phrase in discussions of same-sex marriage: "Be on the right side of history."
I prefer something simpler: Be right.
We are swiftly arriving at the point where most Americans recognize right from wrong and see — with...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
But more than a dozen ambitious Republicans are holding serious conversations with their nearest and dearest: their families, their pollsters and their...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the suddenly and surprisingly tight Senate race in Kansas, one gets the distinct impression that the troubled campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts is still winging it — perhaps even right-winging it.
Wearing the purple colors of Kansas State...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gay marriage may be a settled issue in as many as 30 states after Monday’s Supreme Court decision, but it still poses an existential threat to many Republican candidates, especially as the calendar turns to the 2016 presidential contest.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization has listed U.S. Rep. Andy Harris -- a Baltimore County Republican -- among the nation's "most anti-equality members of Congress."
The Human Rights Campaign said...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
President Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearly.
Liberalism, as an ideology, insists that government can do good and great things for the people and the world, if the people...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Romney 2012 could really have benefited from the speculation about Romney 2016. When Mitt Romney was a Republican presidential candidate, he had to suffer boomlets of enthusiasm for other contenders as GOP Wise Men rooted around for alternatives. What...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, which began more or less the day after he was elected as a Republican senator from Texas almost two years ago, is becoming a bit more official.
"It's 90-10 he's in," a Cruz aide told the National Journal. That's not...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., the first African American to fill the nation's top law enforcement post, announced Thursday he was stepping down, ending a nearly six-year tenure as one of the Obama administration's most progressive voices and polarizing...