The Disappearing Presidential Honeymoon

Presidential honeymoons aren’t what they used to be, and President Obama’s second term honeymoon isn’t likely to last very long.

Polarization in the Congress

Congress is historically polarized.

Get Ready For Another Debt Ceiling Fight

The next six weeks or so will see Congress once again fighting over a self-created crisis.

Congressional Gridlock And The Disappearing Swing District

There are very rational reasons behind the current gridlock on Capitol Hill.

Crist’s Choice and the US Party System

What Crist demonstrates about the US party system.

Institutional Clash in Egypt

They are playing the game without rules in Egypt.

Why Class Warfare Succeeds

The “makers vs takers,” “the 99 percent vs. the 1 percent,” and “53 percent vs. 47 percent” memes are getting tiresome.

Moderation in a Polarized World

David Brooks tries to “describe what being a moderate means” in a way that most Americans would find puzzling.

Get Ready For The Post-Election Truthers

Will conservatives freak out if Romney loses? That’s pretty much guaranteed.

How Romney Lost The Economy As A Winning Issue

The biggest surprise of the Presidential race to date is the fact that Mitt Romney has lost the edge he once had on economic issues.

Supreme Court Faces Another Potentially Groundbreaking Term

The Court’s 2012-2013 term begins tomorrow morning, and there are plenty of big cases on the docket.

How Much Are Romney’s “47 Percent” Remarks Hurting Him?

Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent” remarks seem to be hurting him.

Politics Stinks

There’s no doubt about it, our political culture is pretty horrible.

Romney Needs The “47 Percent” To Win

In order to win, Mitt Romney needs the support of a large segment of the 47% of the populace he wrote off back in May.

Would Obama’s Re-Election End Polarization And Gridlock In Washington?

The President and his supporters say that Congressional Republicans will temper their rhetoric in a second Obama term. Don’t count on it.

Politics Is Impossible When Everyone Just Keeps Yelling At Each Other

American politics has been reduced to a charade where all people do is yell at each other.

Obama’s War on White People

Victor Davis Hanson thinks President Obama plans to win the back the White House by alienating the white man.

Paul Ryan Polling Worse Than Sarah Palin?

If a new Gallup poll is any indication, Paul Ryan was not a great pick.

Do Voters Really Want A “Big Picture” Election?

Both campaigns seem to be focusing on an argument that the voters don’t want to hear.

For Some Reason, Conservatives Are Eager For Paul Ryan To Get A Powerless Job

The recent call by many on the right for Mitt Romney to select Paul Ryan as his running mate is puzzling.

The Fiscal Cliff: Another Threat To The Economy

While Washington dithers, business owners are starting to worry.

Britain’s Golden Age Is Now?

Doug Saunders makes the counterintuitive claim that things are better for Britons than ever.

Peter Orszag: The Only Way To Save The Postal Service Is To Privatize it

The President’s former Budget Director joins the ranks of those calling for Postal privatization.

Are Americans Getting Sick Of The 2012 Election Already?

There are still three months or so go. The race is incredibly tight. And, voters are starting to really dislike both candidates.

Chick-Fil-A Comes Under Fire For Stance On Same-Sex Marriage

Restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is facing criticism after its President’s comments on same-sex marriage.

George Zimmerman: Trayvon Martin’s Shooting Was “All God’s Plan.”

For some reason, George Zimmerman sat down for an hour-long interview last night.

What Citizens United Changed: Not Much

While the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United has been blamed for the massive increase in money in this year’s campaign, it really wasn’t the culprit.

The “Crisis Election” Canard

Once again people are saying that 2012 is an election year akin to 1860 or 1932. Once again, they are wrong.

House Votes To Repeal ObamaCare For The 33rd Time

The House engaged in a mostly pointless action yesterday afternoon.

Mohammed Morsi Declared Winner Of Egyptian Presidential Election

The candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood is the next President of Egypt, but the political future of Egypt itself remains quite murky.

Charlie Cook: Change In Control Of House Unlikely

Absent something extraordinary, it’s unlikely that the GOP will lose control of the House.

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.

Life Inside The Bubble

Do Americans have any idea how different their lives are from the rest of the humanity?

Obama’s Kill List: Does Anyone Care?

You have Martin Luther King’s statue in your office, but you are sending these unmanned drones out, and bombs are dropping on innocent people.

Obama, Same-Sex Marriage, And African-Americans

Is President Obama’s announcement on same-sex marriage helping to create a change in opinion on the issue among African-Americans?

All Facts Are Not Created Equal

Our psychological and cultural biases make evaluating information and arguments rationally next to impossible.

Parties Play to Win the Game

Parties are in politics primarily to win the vote of the median voter, not to join together and sing Kumbaya.

Obama And Romney: A Dime’s Worth Of Difference On Foreign Policy?

Despite their rhetoric, there would be few differences between a Romney Administration and an Obama Administration when it comes to foreign policy.

Have They No Decency?

Why have so few Republicans stood up to condemn Allen West?

Does It Matter Who Wins In November?

In reality, it probably doesn’t,

ObamaCare And The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy

Is the Supreme Court risking it’s legitimacy if it strikes down the individual mandate?

ObamaCare Goes Before The Supreme Court: A Preview

Starting tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court dives into the most significant case that has been before it in many years.