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Right-wing, Bible-thumpers and rednecks fueled Santorum’s win

Right-wing, Bible-thumpers and rednecks fueled Santorum’s win

Rick Santorum turned in his most impressive performance yet with conservative, blue-collar and religious voters as he rode to triumph Saturday in Louisiana’s Republican presidential primary, capturing robust support from…

The fantasy of an ‘elite media’

The fantasy of an ‘elite media’

An overused stereotype in this year’s Presidential campaign is “elite media.” You hear it from right-wing Presidential candidates, tea party activists and a handful of posters on Capitol Hill Blue.…

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

A girlfriend gave me a copy of Kris Kristofferson‘s album “The Silver Tongued Devil and I” in 1975. I was 27, newly divorced, playing the field and partying like…

Santorum looking for resurgence in Louisiana

Santorum looking for resurgence in Louisiana

Rick Santorum is looking to Louisiana for a much-needed rebound as Republican voters go to the polls Saturday in the state’s GOP primary. The former Pennsylvania senator is expected to…

Environmentalists wonder: What are Republicans smoking?

Environmentalists wonder: What are Republicans smoking?

Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a gift to environmentalists. Newt Gingrich calls Obama “President Algae” for supporting research on biofuels.…

‘Tis the political season to be silly

‘Tis the political season to be silly

Silly-season pollen seems to have infected the campaign trail. On the Democratic side, the excitable Vice President Joe Biden made the jaw-dropping claim that the raid that killed Osama bin…

With court case looming, insurance companies prep for change

With court case looming, insurance companies prep for change

The nation’s big insurers are spending millions to carry out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul even though there’s a chance the wide-reaching law won’t survive Supreme Court scrutiny. It’s…

Obamacare gets high court hearing next week

Obamacare gets high court hearing next week

President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul faces its biggest court test next week, capping a legal battle that could reshape the powers of the U.S. government, redefine medical care for most…

Housing market shows some signs of recovery

Housing market shows some signs of recovery

Home sales fell in February, but upward revisions to the prior month’s pace and the first yearly increase in prices in 15 months pointed to steady improvement in the housing…

GOP establishment uniting to back Romney

GOP establishment uniting to back Romney

The Republican establishment started to coalesce around Mitt Romney in earnest on Wednesday, with Jeb Bush and other leading Republicans pressuring Rick Santorum to leave the race after a thumping…