Not so pleasant memories of Mike Wallace

Not so pleasant memories of Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace switched on his smile like an electric light as he strode into the auditorium at the University of Illinois in 1975 with all the pomp and circumstance of a head of state. The legendary newscaster from “60 Minutes” came to the Champaign-Urbana campus of the university to appear on a panel about changes […]

Gingrich concedes Romney ‘most likely’ the GOP nominee

Gingrich concedes Romney ‘most likely’ the GOP nominee

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich once led his rivals for the nomination in polls. Today, he’s millions in debt and describing Mitt Romney as “far and away the most likely” GOP nominee. Running for president “turned out to be much harder than I thought it would be,” he said Sunday. “I do think there’s a […]

CBS legend Mike Wallace dead at 93

CBS legend Mike Wallace dead at 93

Within five months of each other, two of the men who helped make “60 Minutes” the most distinctive news show on television have died. First it was Andy Rooney, the cantankerous commentator who died last November, a month after delivering the last of his show-closing essays. Late Saturday night, it was Mike Wallace, the hard-charging […]

GOP superdelegates: It’s over and Romney is the nominee

GOP superdelegates: It’s over and Romney is the nominee

It’s over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That’s the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party’s national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose. Even some RNC members who support other candidates begrudgingly say the math doesn’t add up […]

God’s will: Just another big political lie

God’s will:  Just another big political lie

When the John McCain Presidential campaign made the fatal mistake of picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Arizona Senator’s running mate for the 2008 Presidential race, campaign strategist Steve Schmidt marveled at how unfazed Palin seemed by her selection. “It’s God’s plan,” she said. When former President George W. Bush reversed more than two […]

Social Darwinism as a political issue

Social Darwinism as a political issue

Social Darwinism, a popular topic in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is making its way into modern American politics. President Barack Obama invoked the theory this week to criticize his likely Republican presidential challenger, Mitt Romney, for embracing a new House GOP budget-slashing plan. Obama argued that the plan was “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” […]