| Mar 2, 2014
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:25 AM
I don't see how George Will can keep his job.
I realize he's likely receiving the loud and myriad calls for his firing as further evidence of the "speech codes" he wrote about in the very column that kicked up this controversy in the first place....
| May 27, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Yes, all women, all girls, grow up learning ways to avoid attracting the attention of unnerving guys; it's no doubt built into our DNA, along with an affection for miniatures and the early songs of Patsy Cline.
Simply in order to leave the house in...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back.
In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed legislation to enact stringent restrictions on abortion Tuesday, acting on an issue championed by social conservatives in the Republican majority and inviting a possible new challenge to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee lobbed a grenade — a big one — Thursday into the rumbling dispute about whether the Republican party has declared a “war on women.”
Speaking at the Republican National Committee’s...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it.
The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called "U.O.E.N.O.," its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Is that really a thing?
Well, yes, though the anti-abortion legislators in Michigan who passed a law Wednesday making it necessary don’t really call it that. They call it the “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act.”...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens once famously stated that the Internet is a "series of tubes," an observation that would have been more comical if his committee hadn't been responsible for regulating the Internet. Rep. Michele Bachmann suggested that...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Fountain Valley resident and accountant John W. Briscoe, 63, has replaced Celeste Greig as president of the California Republican Assembly.
Greig was ousted in a 84-78 vote during the group's convention April 28. The assembly is a volunteer group that...