Asymmetrical Politics: Republicans Act Like an Unruly Mob, Democrats Like a Regimented Army

Michael Barone, As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. Republican voters have been seething with discontent toward their party’s officeholders and have not become enchanted with any one of 15 more or less conventional… [Read More]

The Republican Debate Selection Process Is a New Wild Card in Presidential Politics

Fox News and CNN are using national polls to limit the debate stage to 10 candidates. Methodologically, they might as well be drawing straws. A month from now, 10 Republican presidential candidates will walk out onto a primetime debate stage in Cleveland and confront each other face to face for the first time. If the debate were held today, Donald… [Read More]

Obama’s Half-Brother Just Sold This Letter From Barack Revealing The Reason He Got Into Politics

The half-brother of President Obama has sold a handwritten letter penned in 1995 that sheds light on why the first African-American president decided to enter politics. Malik Abongo “Roy” Obama sold the letter from the president, which details why the commander-in-chief decided to enter politics, to a collector for an undisclosed fee, The New York Post… [Read More]

The False God of Politics

Cal Thomas, If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political gods, notably those named Caesar, lay in ruins. We are more sophisticated today. Moderns don’t bow to Zeus. Many of us, though, put… [Read More]

Thomas Sowell: Race, Politics and Lies

 Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable… [Read More]

America’s Politics Is Polarized, But Britain’s Is Fragmented

Michael Barone,   Next week, Britain votes in its first general election in five years. Some aspects of its politics will be familiar to Americans. Polls show voters are dissatisfied with politicians of both parties, cynical about whether they will keep their promises and closely divided between two major parties, which have been in existence for… [Read More]

Politics is a Game of Second Chances — Why Not Baseball?

Bob Barr,   Hillary’s back for a second run at the presidency. Several Republican presidential wannabes are begging the voters for a second — or, in some cases, third — chance. Barack Obama already asked for his and, unfortunately for the country, was granted a second term as President. History is replete with examples of politicians… [Read More]

Money In Politics

Derek Hunter,   You are going to hear a lot about money in politics in the coming year and a half. Not just the amounts of donations to various campaigns and Super PACs, but about the very concept of money in politics. It’s evil, they’ll say. It’s corrupting. But it’s not, not even a little. Hillary… [Read More]

Politics and In Life, Winning by Losing

Rich Galen,  What with all the attention on New Hampshire – candidates striding into coffee shops in the hope of finding a supporter, and reporters interviewing one another – I thought I’d recount an adventure in a small town called Claremont, New Hampshire. · As a reminder, Al Gore, Rich Galen and now Brian Williams… [Read More]

In a Fundamentally Transformed America, Shop With a Lawyer and Seek to be Offended

Michael Hausam,  In the free market capitalist vision of society, individuals and companies would set aside whatever personal animosities they have if they wanted to supply goods and services to the widest possible customer base. That would impact decisions on hiring employees, establishing relationships with suppliers, or seeking out new customers. The misogynist would hire… [Read More]

Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin

 A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United… [Read More]

Why Ted Cruz Is More Electable Than You Think

Carl Jackson,   Ted Cruz is the candidate most likely to take our country from where it’s arrived under the leadership of President Obama to where it should be – in the hands of “We the People.” His authenticity and consistency are just two of the advantages he has over the rest of the field-in-waiting. He… [Read More]