9/11’s Legacy Of Fear

The 9/11 attacks and our response to them changed America, and not for the better.

Political Conventions Prove Their Own Uselessness

The recent;y concluded party conventions are further evidence that the events have largely outlived their usefulness.

A Bipolar Night At The Democratic Convention

Depending on what time you watched any of last night’s proceedings in Charlotte, you got a very different experience.

Ahead Of Convention, Plenty Of Pitfalls For Democrats

Obama heads into his convention in a good position, but with several potential pitfalls in his path.

Time Of Get Rid Of Political Conventions?

The political convention we know is a 19th Century relic. It’s time to modernize it and make it a lot shorter.

GOP Convention Remains Under Threat From Isaac

As Isaac bears down on the Gulf Coast, will the Republican Convention be even further impacted?

GOP To Change Rules For 2016 Primaries And Beyond

The GOP is set to approve rules changes that will impact the 2016 primaries, and beyond. They’re a good start.

Fix America’s Political Party Conventions By Making Them Much Shorter

The quadrennial political conventions have become, long, boring, tedious, and largely predetermined. It’s time to shake things up by making them a lot shorter.

Politics and Political Science

It would be nice if people who make authoritative decisions had some idea what they are talking about.

What is “Constitutional”?

What does the US Constitution actually provide in terms of guidance for governance?

Resistance To A Mormon President The Same As It Was In 1967

Mitt Romney faces the same resistance to the idea of a Mormon President that his father did when he ran for President four decades ago.

The Big Lie Of The 2012 Election

Both candidates are telling the public that they can change the way Washington works. They’re both setting themselves up to be the source of major disappointment.

Who’s On The Democratic Bench For 2016?

If not Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who might the Democrats have to choose from in 2016?

The Euro Zone: Join, Or Die

There may be only one solution to saving the Euro.

The Unsurprising Death Of Americans Elect

Americans Elect is dead. This should surprise nobody.

Let’s Get The Federal Goverment Out Of The Political Convention Business

Your tax dollars should not be paying for this.

Whites Now Minority of American Births: So What?

White babies now constitute slightly less than half of American births.

Teaching the Federalist Papers

If we taught the Federalist Papers more rigorously would that lead to a shared view of the constitution?

Hilary Rosen, Foster Freiss, And The Permanent Campaign Silly Season

Thanks to a media that focuses obsessively on irrelevancies, we now have a permanent political silly season.

War Against Youth?

The old have most of the money and power in our society, a trend that is accelerating.

Do We Need More Debates?

There will be no more GOP candidate debates. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

Are Republican Politicians Afraid Of Rush Limbaugh?

The GOP has sold its soul.

Time Running Out For GOP?

2012 may be the last chance for the current Republican Party to win the White House.

Is 2012 1964 All Over Again?

The Republican debacle of 1964 offers some lessons for the current cycle.

Time To Get Rid Of Caucuses

This is no way to pick a Presidential Nominee.

Military Less Republican Than You Think

The popular notion that the United States military is monolithically Republican is mistaken.

The Republican Civil War Of 2013-2015?

If Romney loses in November, it could be the start of a bitter fight insider the Republican Party.

John King’s Question To Newt Gingrich Was Fair, And Newt’s Past Is Fair Game

Getting to the heart of last night’s moment of kabuki theater.

Jim DeMint Demonstrates What’s Wrong With Washington

Senator Jim DeMint demonstrated clearly today what is wrong with Washington.

Last Night Was Ron Paul’s High Point

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

40 Percent of Americans Identify as Independents; 10 Percent Actually Independents

A record number of Americans don’t consider themselves a member of either party.

Gingrich, Perry, And The Virginia Pre-Primary

Virginia has helped winnow the Republican field. You’re welcome America.

The Virginia Primary Ballot and the Absurdity of the System

Several candidates did not submit a completed application on time to qualify for Virginia’s Republican primary ballot.

Ron Paul Won’t Be The Nominee, Much Less President

Ron Paul is surging in Iowa. He’s in 3rd place in the national polls and has been for most of the race. He’s not Mitt Romney.

Gingrich Clear Frontrunner; Can’t Beat Obama

The former Speaker has the biggest lead of any candidate thus far in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Italy’s Unelected Government

Italy’s new government is comprised exclusively of un-elected experts.

Gary Johnson Files Complaints With FEC, FCC Over Debate Exclusion

Gary Johnson is right to be upset that he’s been excluded from debates, but he shouldn’t get the government involved.

The End Of America’s Political Parties?

Are America’s political parties become irrelevant?

Two Brief Observations about OWS Critiques

Well, maybe not so brief…

Americans Not Buying What Either Political Party Is Selling

Neither political party is resonating with the public right now, and neither is acting in the manner the public would like.