Craig Crawford: Throwing the Bums In

The Florida governor’s race showcases tea party power and President Obama’s drag effect on his party. Otherwise, how could a man who apparently escaped the law only by taking the Fifth Amendment be a competitive contender? In a debate on Wednesday Republican nominee Rick Scott was repeatedly asked about charges that would have ended a […]

Obama dazzles Democratic crowds but is it enough?

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, dashing through the U.S. West to campaign for endangered Democrats, proved he still has plenty of star power but it’s far from clear that’s enough to rescue his party from an election disaster. Read the full story from Reuters

Gauging the scope of the tea party movement in America

In an unruly, unpredictable and chaotic election year, no group has asserted its presence and demanded to be heard more forcefully than the tea party. The grass-roots movement that was spawned with a rant has gone on to upend the existing political order, reshaping the debate in Washington,… Read the full story from The Washington […]

Joe Miller’s Personnel Records Must Be Released, Orders Alaska Judge

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A judge has ruled that an Alaska borough must release personnel records from Senate Republican candidate Joe Miller’s time as a government attorney. Several news organizations sued for the information. The Daily News-Miner reported Saturday that retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank says the public’s right to know outweighs Miller’s right to […]

Illinois Democrats Pick Up The Pace On Campaign Trail

CHICAGO — With 10 days go to until the election, Illinois candidates picked up the pace on the campaign trail Saturday, trying to round up support from college football games to “get out the vote” rallies. For Democrats, it was the latter, with Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias headlining gatherings where […]

Stephen Lambert: The Flaw: Examining the Roots of Economic Malaise

The dramatic increase in income inequality over the last ten years is not news to readers of this site, but the extent to which it actually caused the financial crisis is still not widely appreciated. As Ray Brescia pointed out this month in all the debates over the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, few in Congress raised […]

Palin plugs Florida Republicans – and her TV show

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin rallied Republican candidates in Florida on Saturday by pillorying President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms and economic policies — and she also used her speech to plug her new TV reality show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Read the full story from Reuters

Alvin McEwen: FRC’s Tony Perkins plays the victim but won’t addressing the errors in his anti-gay column

The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins received a lot of criticism for a piece he wrote last week on National Coming Out Day. In the piece, Perkins complained that “homosexual activists” were “exploiting” the recent suicides of lgbt teens. He tried to make the case that homophobia didn’t lead to these suicides but that homosexuality […]

William J. Arnone: Lombardi: "An Imperfect Perfect Man"

In the early ’70s, I wrote a scathing critique of the decision by Fordham University, my alma mater, to name its new sports center after Vince Lombardi. At that time, I viewed the legendary football player and coach as the epitome of a “win-at-all-costs” mentality that was contrary to what a Catholic college should espouse. […]