Jeff Coryell: How An All-GOP Ohio Supreme Court and Sky Bank KO’d Your Grandma

Ohio’s seven-member Supreme Court had been an exclusively Republican club until Gov. Ted Strickland appointed Chief Justice Eric Brown last April. Now the Chief Justice is joined by Appellate Judge Mary Jane Trapp as excellent Democratic candidates running this year, opposed by two GOP Justices with expiring terms, Maureen O’Connor and Judith Lanzinger. What difference […]

Nigel Hamilton: The Meltdown — and After

In 2006 Random House said they wouldn’t publish it in this country, while Random House UK said they would, in theirs. ‘It’ was my book, Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency. The reason Random USA refused to publish the book in America was that they insisted I cover both Clinton’s first and second administrations in the […]

Tom Silva: Kant on the Campaign Trail

As election season nears, we once again find ourselves in the hot zone of political rhetoric and cable-news hysterics. Many of you will remember the congressman (I’ve omitted names in this article in order to avoid the invidiousness that is most political commentary) who used a brief speech on the House floor to describe GOP […]

Heidi Hartmann: Democrats Win on Women-Friendly Economic Policies

After the crash, the downturn was dubbed a “mancession.” As the meme continues to circulate, the Roosevelt Institute’s New Deal 2.0 blog asked leading thinkers to help sort fact from fiction. Are men suffering more than women in a weak economy? Is Washington doing enough to address female unemployment? How do we ensure a jobs […]

India says fears militant attack during Obama visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India fears separatists in Kashmir could stage attacks during the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to draw global attention to a region where a two-decade old revolt against New Delhi has revived this year. Read the full story from Reuters

Bringing home the bacon can put incumbents in the frying pan

Bringing home the bacon can put incumbents in the frying pan

 When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal largess back to Nevada. “From Vegas to Reno, Carson City to Elko, he’s helped build roads, hospitals and schools,” said an early television […]