Bernie Sanders To Enter Race For Democratic Presidential Nomination

Bernie Sanders is running for President. He’s not going to win, but he’s not running because he thinks he can win.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

Minsk Talks Result In Ukrainian Cease Fire Agreement

A cease fire deal in Ukraine, but a long term settlement will require compromises from both Moscow and Kiev.

F.B.I. Charges North Korea With Being Behind Hacking Attacks On Sony

The U.S. Government has formally charged North Korea with responsibility for the hacking attack on Sony. How to respond to that attack is a more complicated question.

Obama Has Made An Historic Change In U.S. Cuban Relations, It’s A Good First Step

The resumption of diplomatic relations between U.S. and Cuba, and expansion of some commercial trade ties, is historic but it’s only the first step toward the goal of ending an outdated embargo.

Despite Last Minute Drama, House Narrowly Passes Bill To Fund Most Of The Government

Despite opposition from both Republicans and Democrats, the compromise budget resolution passed narrowly last night, but not without some last minute drama

China’s Coming Collapse?

A knowledgeable observer has a dim forecast.

Merkel Lashes Out Against Russia In Post G-20 Remarks

Vladimir Putin’s latest actions seems to have exhausted Germany’s patience.

Putin Makes Waves At G-20 Summit Over Ukraine, Reportedly Leaving Early

Vladimir Putin’s reception at the G-20 Summit in Australia has been less than warm thanks to recent events in Ukraine.

A (Mostly) Solid Republican South, At Least For Now

The GOP is dominant in the Southern United States, but it’s unlikely to last as long as Democratic dominance of the region did.

Stop Trying To Intimidate People Into Voting

There’s nothing wrong with choosing not to vote.

Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Ideas Present An Opportunity For the GOP

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul continues to challenge Republican orthodoxy on foreign policy, and that’s a good thing.

NBC Courted Jon Stewart For Meet The Press

A desperation move by NBC News?

We May Not Know Who Controls The Senate Until January

A number of factors unique to 2014 make it likely that control of the Senate could be up in the air for months after Election Day.

New Sanctions Announced Against Russia, But It’s Unclear Russia Will Care

The U.S. and Europe have announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but it’s not clear that the Russians will be motivated to change course.

Former NSA Chief Cashing in Big as Cyber Security Consultant

Retired General Keith Alexander is hawking his services to banks at princely sums.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

A legal setback for Voter ID laws in Wisconsin.

Chase Closing Porn Star’s Bank Accounts

Chase is closing accounts because it doesn’t like the career their customers have chosen.

‘Like’ A Brand Online And Lose The Right To Sue

Interactions between consumers and businesses online are starting to have an impact on the legal system.

House Conservatives Plotting Against Boehner Again?

Once again, the Tea Party wing of the GOP is talking about taking out John Boehner.

New York Times: Time To Grant Clemency to Edward Snowden

The “paper of record” joins the call for some kind of deal with Edward Snowden.

Deal On Iranian Nuclear Program Falls Apart, And That’s Mostly Not A Good Thing

Thanks largely to France, this weekend’s efforts to reach an interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program fell apart.

First Quarter GDP Final Revision Puts Growth Below 2.0%

First Quarter economic growth was weaker than originally estimated. What that means for the future is unclear.

Obama: If You Trust Congress, Trust the NSA

In what may be the worst sales pitch in history, President Obama says, “”If people don’t trust the executive branch, and also congress and the judicial branch, then we’re going to have some problems here.”

North Korea’s Bluster: How Should We Respond?

So what, exactly, is going on in North Korea? And how should we respond to Kim’s bluster?

Reflections on the Panama Canal

The Canal made a number of impressions.

Chris Christie Is Looking Unbeatable

Chris Christie looks unstoppable in his bid for re-election

Green Eyeshade War

Will a disagreement over accounting rules increase the bad feelings between China and the U. S.?

More Republicans Moving Away From Norquist Tax Pledge

More signs of cracks in the wall of GOP resistance to tax increases.

DOJ Records Show Massive Increase In Warrantless Surveillance Since 2009

Secret surveillance of American citizens has dramatically increased under the Obama Administration.

Acknowledging and Understanding Government

The GOP (and our politics in general) will not be healed until there is an honest assessment of what government is (and is not).

How America Dominates the World: Manipulations, Sex, and Money

Chamake Mauriene reveals America’s secret to world domination in Pravda.

Signs Of Trouble In The Chinese Economy

Signs are brewing that the Chinese economy is slowing down significantly.

2012: An Election About Nothing

Neither Romney nor Obama are running on policy; rather, they’re trying to persuade people the other guy would be even worse.