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.

The Inevitable “Third Party” Debate Returns

Like clockwork, the arguments for creation of a third party are popping up again.

What’s Wrong With Our Government

When the old rules don’t apply anymore, the system breaks down.

Does The 2012 Election Really Matter? Probably Not As Much As You Think

The cable networks and the political parties will tell you otherwise, but the 2012 isn’t quite as important as they’re saying.

Timing is Everything

It’s not a given that we’ll have a massive recovery during the next presidential term but it’s a pretty decent bet. And the party in power will get too much credit for it if it happens.

Design and Intent: Some Musing about the Constitution

We often conflate intentionality with design. However, even designers may not fully understand how what they have created will work.

Would America Be Better Off With A Parliamentary Government?

Is America’s political system to blame for our current problems?

Risk and Sovereign Debt

Upon further review, S&P’s downgrade of the United States bond rating . . . still makes no sense.

S&P Debt Downgrade Leads To Same Old Washington Blame Game

The immediate reaction among the political class to the debt downgrade was the play the same old stupid games.

S&P Speaks

The main issue driving the downgrade appears to be lack of faith in the political parties to act responsibly and compromise over entitlements and revenues.

You Want to Talk about Something Broken in our Politics?

I got your broken right here: the presidential nomination process.

The Tea Party’s Utopianism Is Making It Irrelevant

By insisting on perfection in the debt ceiling debate, the Tea Party has made itself irrelevant to the process.

Iowa Caucuses In December? Our Broken Primary Scheduling System

Once again, the primary scheduling race is getting ridiculous.

Wall Street Journal: The House GOP’s Balanced Budget Amendment Is A Bad Idea

One of the GOP’s staunchest media allies isn’t too impressed with their Balanced Budget Amendment.