Ever been to Ada, Oklahoma? I have, many times. Grew up in Oklahoma and rode through Ada three or four times a year with my family as we drove from Oklahoma City to Tyler, Texas, where my parents grew up. Ada wasn't a big town then and it's not a big town now. Read More
That is the question posed over at RedState.com by Ned Ryun in an important post that reminds us all that, stirring as they may be, the Republican primary victories by insurgent Tea Party conservatives like Sharron Angle, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, and many others are still just that - primary victories.
The key passage in Ryun's "The Opening Salvo" is this: Read More
David Broder has a very interesting piece in today’s Washington Post looking at the national ideological realignment of the early Obama era, and how it affects Democrats’ chances: Read More
Vice President Joe Biden went on Rachel Maddow’s show to tout the progressive victories of the Democratic Party and get Progressives interested in the mid-term elections. Not that he’s worried or anything. Read More
The left has collapsed.
Its political support has collapsed. Public opinion polls point to a historic repudiation of the president and the Democratic party this fall, something on the order of a 60-seat Republican gain in the House. The GOP has an outside shot at taking the Senate as well. Read More
After a widely admired start in the White House, first lady Michelle Obama's popularity is falling and, if the current downward trend in her approval ratings continues, could touch lows not seen since the scandal-tainted days of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Read More
You are a senator who married quite well, and whose wife holds title to five major mansions, situated in some of the world's choicest places, supplying multiple venues for year-around pleasure. But sooner or later things tend to pall, and you need something different: a shiny new yacht. Read More
Whenever a conservative suggests reducing the federal deficit by cutting spending rather than raising taxes, there's always someone to ask: Well, what would you cut? Americans may say they want less government spending, the argument goes, but they don't want anyone to touch their services and subsidies and monthly checks. Read More
Three months ago today, David Cameron moved into 10 Downing Street, after 13 years of centralizing, free-spending rule by Labor. An outgoing Treasury minister left a helpful note for his successor: "There's no money left." Read More
Republicans are starting to think about how to answer the Robert Redford question.
You know the scene. In the 1972 movie "The Candidate," the Redford character, having won the election, turns to his political consultant and asks, "What do I do now?" Read More