It’s Apparently Time To Discuss The Brokered Convention Fantasy Again

The quadrennial fantasy of a brokered convention, which American politics has not seen since 1952, is rearing its head again, and it’s no more likely now than it was when we talked about this four years ago.

Colorado Springs Shooter Is An Enigma, But The Shooting Is Being Politicized Anyway

We still don’t know very much about Robert Dear, the man who shot and killed three people at the site of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, but that hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from politicizing the case.

Ben Carson Passes Donald Trump In New Iowa Polls

Two new Iowa polls show Ben Carson passing Donald Trump in the Hawkeye State, but that’s not necessarily good news for Republicans.

Several Republicans Likely To Be Excluded From Third Debate

The next Republican debate is likely to be a lot smaller than the previous two, and that could prove fatal for several candidates.

Scott Walker And Chris Christie Pander To Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Base

Scott Walker and Chris Christie apparently think that the key to turning around their dying campaigns is to pander to the people supporting Donald Trump’s anti-immigration platform.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan As Bad As You’d Expect

Donald Trump’s immigration plan is would create a police state, violate people’s rights, and hurt America’s economy. And his supporters will most likely love it.

Trump Remains Defiant As Post-Debate Controversy Continues

Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his post-debate meltdown, now the only question is what the polls will tell us when they come out.

Bush, Rubio, And Perry Condemn Trump, While Ted Cruz Salutes Him

Republicans are finally starting to react to what Donald Trump has been saying.

From Loving, To Windsor, To Obergefell, Liberty And Equality Prevail At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has issued a ruling whose roots can be found in case law going back half a century.

Whether Republicans Are Ready Or Not, Hurricane Trump Is Coming

Whether Republicans are ready or not, Donald Trump is coming.

George Stephanopoulos And A Question Of Journalistic Ethics

George Stephanopoulos’ s ties to the Clinton’s have always raised questions about his objectivity. Now, there’s further reason to doubt that he can play fair when the Clinton’s are part of the story he’s covering.

Republicans Suddenly Discover They’re Against The Filibuster

Now that they control all of Congress, some Republicans are suddenly deciding that the filibuster should be repealed.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies At 82

A man best known, perhaps, for what he didn’t do, has passed away

The Amorality Of Dick Cheney And The Right In Response To The Truth About C.I.A. Torture

Vice-President Cheney’s amoral defense of torture has come to define how most conservatives view the issue, and that’s a problem.

Governor Thinks Governors Make The Best Presidential Candidates

Scott Walker argues that Governors tend to make the best Presidents. He’s largely correct, but he’s not the only Republican who fits that bill.

Turkish Forces Bomb Kurdish Positions

The Turks have entered the conflict in Syria. Unfortunately for the United States, it’s not on the side we would prefer.

NBC Courted Jon Stewart For Meet The Press

A desperation move by NBC News?

Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016; Outcome Same Either Way

Self-described socialist Bernie Sanders is contemplating an independent run for the presidency.

Obama To Delay Action On Immigration Reform Until After Election

For purely political reasons, the Administration is delaying the announcement of new executive action on immigration.

The Myth Of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Inevitability And The 2016 Election

One of the most repeated comments about the 2016 race is based on something that just isn’t true.

Rand Paul, Dick Cheney, And The Foreign Policy Battle Inside The GOP

The Kentucky Senator and former Vice-President are at the front of a battle that will unfold inside the GOP as we head toward 2016.

It Doesn’t Matter When, Or Why, Hillary Clinton Changed Her Mind On Marriage Equality

Obsessing over what a politician believed in the past accomplishes nothing.

Like Every Other Senator, Marco Rubio Thinks He’s Ready To Be President

The junior Senator from Florida drops some hints.

Rick Perry Talks Second Chances, Hinting At 2016

Rick Perry continues to hint at another Presidential run.

Sunday Morning Talk Shows Are The Dinosaurs Of Political Media

Who watches Sunday morning talk shows anymore?

Garrick Utley Dead at 74

Veteran newsman Garrick Utley has died from prostate cancer at the age of 74.

New York Times Benghazi Story Gets Some Political And Journalistic Push Back

The New York Times Benghazi report raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

Elizabeth Warren: I’m Not Running For President In 2016

The junior Senator from Massachusetts has promised to serve her entire six-year term.

Reid/McConnell Talks Stalemated As Democrats Push For Sequester Changes

Talks between the two Senate leaders haven’t exactly gone so well.

Cory Booker Will Be A Senator, But Many On The Left Don’t Seem Thrilled About That

Surprisingly, many pundits on the left don’t seem too thrilled about the idea of a Senator Cory Booker.

President Obama Urges Respect for Zimmerman Acquittal; Silent on DOJ Action

The president says we should honor Trayvon Martin by preventing similar tragedies in the future.

When Is A Coup Not A Coup?

Words don’t always mean what you think they mean.

David Gregory Asks If Glenn Greenwald Should Be Prosecuted

Does David Gregory consider Glenn Greenwald to be a reporter deserving of protection, or “just a blogger” who may be a potential criminal?

Sunday Morning Shows: Beltway Conventional Wisdom Getting Attention They Don’t Deserve

Sometimes it seems like all John McCain does is appear on Sunday morning news shows. The problem goes deeper than that, though.

Just This Once, John McCain Is (Partly) Right

John McCain is right that we shouldn’t send ground troops to Syria, but his idea for increased U.S. intervention in the country’s civil war is still too risky.

Tom Brokaw Disses Nerdprom

Tom Brokaw has some good criticisms of what the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner has turned into.

Diversity on TV Talk Shows

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes uses a quota system to make sure his guests aren’t all white dudes.

David Gregory Won’t Be Prosecuted for Technical Violation of DC Gun Law

David Gregory committed a technical violation of DC’s gun law to make a point on a national news show. Conservative gun control opponents are angry.