This was an historic week in U.S. political history. No Democrat can now seriously run for president, and survive a primary, without supporting gay marriage. Why? Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a conservative Republican, came out in favor of same-sex marriage, followed immediately by a video announcement from Hillary Clinton (why wait for an [...]
Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, the only prominent loyalists are the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol and his neocon posse. Interestingly, all the prominent papers and media like The Washington Post and "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer," which followed like a flock of pigeons, have 10 years later demurred. They should clear the decks [...]
Shocker poll: A new Quinnipiac poll finds that in a 2016 match-up Hillary Clinton would crush former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by 51-40 percent and would crush Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by 52-41 percent IN FLORIDA! This follows a PPP poll showing Hillary would crush Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) in Texas by 50-42 percent. Consider this alongside [...]
As The Hill’s long-time commentator John Feehery adroitly suggests in his column this week, “Populism run amok,” it is not only the young 'uns at CPAC that are going all Jacksonian — Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and others — but also the new Massachusetts senator, Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Exactly so. And in so many ways; she is an [...]
The far-left liberals in our society claim to have the best interest of everyone in mind, and yet they are the least tolerant of anyone who disagrees with them.
The Hill's A.B. Stoddard takes your questions on the looming furloughs for government employees and President Obama's outreach efforts to Congress.
For insider Republican bigwigs, 2013 is the year of the double deal. They pay homage to CPAC while they write rules for the 2016 presidential campaign designed to fix the game against conservatives whose issues they claim to champion. The new "blueprint" from the Republican National Committee should be read with a calculator, an abacus [...]
Juan Williams gets three things wrong in his latest column: the kind of things that irritate those of us Democrats who are not fans of certain other Democrats who mischaracterize our positions.