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Can Republicans find ‘Mr. Right’ for 2016?

Can Republicans find ‘Mr. Right’ for 2016?

Let’s say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they’ve got to…

Obama uses his veto club to roil Congress

Obama uses his veto club to roil Congress

President Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he’s issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of…

The old State of the Union just ain’t what it used to be

The old State of the Union just ain’t what it used to be

The State of the Union just isn’t what it used to be. Sure, the pageantry and theatrics of the annual presidential address will all be there. The stem-winder of a…

Is Barack Obama still relevant?

Is Barack Obama still relevant?

It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with…

A revamped political landscape with more division

A revamped political landscape with more division

America awoke Wednesday to sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check…

Obama’s ever-changing message on 9/11

Obama’s ever-changing message on 9/11

Five times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time,…

Corporations are people? Really? Since when?

Corporations are people? Really? Since when?

There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought. These are boom times for the concept of “corporate personhood.” Corporations are people? Mitt Romney got mocked…

Who pays for Michelle Obama’s fancy clothes?

Who pays for Michelle Obama’s fancy clothes?

Michelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one…