Big Ben Renamed ‘Elizabeth Tower’

London’s iconic clock tower, known affectionately as “Big Ben” for some 150 years, has been renamed “Elizabeth Tower” in honor of QE2’s 60 years as royal figurehead.

In Advance Of ObamaCare Ruling, The Attacks On The Supreme Court Begin

We don’t know what the Supreme Court will have to say about the Affordable Care Act, but their decision is already being attacked.

Mitt Romney: Make Business Experience A Requirement For The Presidency

Mitt Romney thinks prospective Presidents should be required to have business experience.

SEALs Swift Boating Obama?

Some Navy SEALs are weighing in on the brouhaha.

Obama vs. Romney: Experience Factor

Joe Biden says we can’t afford a president who has to learn foreign policy on the job.

No, Newt Gingrich Isn’t Going To Drop Out

It looks like we’ll have Newt Gingrich to kick around for awhile.

The First Amendment Makes Rick Santorum Want To Vomit

Rick Santorum’s views on the role of religion in public life are built on lies about American history.

Newt’s Grandiose Thoughts

A Selection Of Speaker Gingrich’s Thoughts Over The Years

Last Night Was Ron Paul’s High Point

Last night was the high point of Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign for the Presidency.

Unless You’re In The Military, The President Is Not Your Commander In Chief

Many people seem to have a rather inappropriate view of their relationship to the President of the United States.

The 2012 Election And “The Soul Of The Country”

Mitt Romney said the other day that the 2012 Election is about “the soul of the country.” This is most assuredly not true.

Ron Paul Doesn’t Want To Talk About His Newsletters Anymore

Ron Paul doesn’t want to talk about his newsletters now, but he was pretty talkative 15 years ago.

Newt Gingrich Flunks History

Newt Gingrich gets his Civil War history very wrong.

Newt Gingrich’s Assault On The Judiciary

Newt Gingirch ups the ante in his rhetorical assault on judicial independence.

Newt Gingrich’s Radical, Irresponsible Attack On The Judiciary

Newt Gingrich’s ideas about the role of the judiciary are very dangerous.

Media Coverage for Minor Candidates

CBS accidentally admits that they are giving less attention to some of the Republican contenders.

Jesse Jackson Jr: Congress is in Rebellion

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. believes the Congress is “in rebellion” and therefore President Obama should exercise extraordinary constititutional means” to implement a massive jobs plan.

“Straight Talkers” Are Bad Leaders

“Straight talkers” like Chris Christie make for lousy leaders.

Is A Politician Who “Flip-Flops” Really A Bad Thing?

Mitt Romney is still being dogged by charges of changed positions. Now, he’s trying to spin that as a good thing.

Does A Bad (Or Good) Debate Performance Prove Anything?

Are we placing far too much importance on how someone does in a two hour so-called “debate”?

Thoughts About The Constitution On Constitution Day

Where do we stand after 224 years?

Rick Perry v. Michele Bachmann: Is It Even Really A Contest?

Rick Perry will need to get past Michele Bachmann before he takes on Mitt Romney. But, really, how hard could it be?

Bobby Jindal: Hating President Obama Is Foolish

Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal sent a warning to his fellow Republicans. Too bad they probably won’t listen.

Ratko Mladic Arrested

Former Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been arrested for alleged war crimes committed in the 1990s.

Gingrich: 2012 Biggest Election Since 1860

Newt Gingrich says the coming presidential election will be the most important since the Civil War.

WaPo’s Richard Cohen: Antebellum Republicans Should’ve Compromised On Slavery, Or Something

In a column about American Exceptionalism, a newspaper columnist makes a bizarre historical analogy.

Obama’s Solution To Deficit: Spending Cuts, Tax Increases, Few Specifics, But A Clear Roadmap For 2012

President Obama’s budget speech was light on specifics, but that’s because it was really the opening salvo of the 2012 campaign.

Mike Huckabee Doubles Down: Obama Has A “Different Worldview” From The Rest Of Us

A day after apologizing for an odd comment about the President’s upbringing, Mike Huckabee now feeds into the conservative myth that Barack Obama isn’t a real American.

Does President Obama Apologize For America? The Facts Say No

It’s a Republican meme that President Obama has “apologized” for America repeatedly. The one problem with the meme is that there aren’t any facts to support it.

Ronald Reagan America’s Greatest President?

In a new Gallup poll, Americans rank Ronald Reagan as America’s Greatest President.

Abraham Lincoln ‘Last’ Official Document Forged

Thomas Lowry fraudulently altered the date of an 1864 pardon from Abraham Lincoln to make it look like it was written on the date of his 1864 assassination.

King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech Years in Making

Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech was, like a political stump speech, crafted and polished over months and years of delivery.

When Compromise Is Immoral

150 years ago, President-Elect Abraham Lincoln was presented with a chance to avert Civil War. He passed it up, and we should be glad that he did.

How To Make a Decent Cup of Tea

Christopher Hitchens explains how to make tea.

Do Presidents Deserve More Respect, Or Less?

The Presidency has lost the aura of mystique that used to surround it, and that’s a good thing.

Memo To South Carolina: Your Secession Is Nothing To Celebrate

150 years ago today a group of men gathered in Charleston, South Carolina and made one of the gravest mistakes in American history. They should not be honored for it.

Obama’s Tax Cut Compromise: Masterful Politics, Or A Fatal Cave-In?

President Obama is already taking heat from the left for his compromise on tax cut extensions, but will it actually hurt him in the end?

The Vanishing Southern, White Democrat

The white, Southern Democrat is a dying breed.

Bush Considered Replacing Cheney As VP Before 2004 Election

George W. Bush’s new memoir reveals that he briefly considered replaced Dick Cheney as Vice-President before the 2004 elections. His decision not to do so reveals much about the relationship between Presidents and Vice-Presidents in modern American politics.

The 2010 Midterms: A View From Across The Pond

The British press takes a look at America’s Midterm Elections.

Schwarzenegger: Obama Will Win in 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts President Obama’s re-election. Historically, that’s the safe bet.

“The Toughest Times Any President Has Ever Faced” ?

In his farewell speech on Friday, Rahm Emanuel said that the Obama Administration had faced tougher times than any previous President. That is a fundamentally absurd idea.