| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:47 PM
In the seemingly endless and muddy slog of ads in North Carolina's U.S. Senate campaign, weary viewers recently were faced with a dilemma: Which angry schoolteacher to believe?
"I always want my students to start with facts and the fact is, Thom...
| 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
| 10:20 AM
Despite another seemingly good jobs report, President Barack Obama's approval rating is lower than a snake's belly, and Republicans could retake the Senate in November.
Missteps in the Ukraine, Iraq and elsewhere weigh on voters' minds, but the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:16 PM
When citizens have no legitimate way to to protest injustice and dress as Native Americans to destroy private property by throwing tea in to Boston harbor, they are celebrated as heroes in American history.
When citizens in...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Sen. Pat Toomey first initiated a child protection bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to schedule for a vote. Toomey has been one of the few legislators to reach across the aisle for Americans desiring action.
Now certain people...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Regarding the Harry Reid hater who wrote the Sept. 21 letter, "Replace Harry Reid as majority leader":
Congress refers to both the House and Senate. In case he hasn't noticed, the House of Representatives is run by the Republicans and not by Harry Reid....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:57 PM
You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can't win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here's why.
In midterms, it's all right to be the party of no. The...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow.
Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:07 PM
For some time now I've wondered what it would take to get our politicians in Washington, D.C., to reach bipartisan consensus on something, act collegially and treat the president in a respectful manner.
Turns out all we had to do was launch a bombing...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:26 PM
A week after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced plans to step down, three administration insiders lead the president's short list to replace him, according to sources inside and outside the White House.
Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...