Trump is What Republicans Accused Obama of Being

Tom Nichols draws a contrast between Republican criticisms of the last president and their defense of this one.

The Rise Of The Trumpidian GOP Candidates

Whether Don Blankenship wins or loses in West Virginia, his success is yet another example of how Donald Trump has changed the GOP for the worse.

Vulnerable Republican Senator Speculates That Justice Kennedy Will Retire This Year

Once again, there’s speculation in Washington that Justice Anthony Kennedy could retire this year.

Hyperpartisanship Continues To Ruin Our Political Culture And Our Country, And We’re Letting It Happen

The tragedy in Florida last week revealed once again how hyperpartisanship is destroying our politics and harming the country.

The Tea Party Is Dead, As Is The Idea That It Ever Was Anything Other Than A GOP Proxy

The Tea Party is dead, but it was never really alive to begin with.

Challenges to the Health of American Democracy

Democratic norms are eroding.

Washington Post Exposes Conservative Scheme To Dupe It With False Roy Moore Accusation

The Washington Post exposes another James O’Keefe fraud.

Roy Moore And Standards Of Proof

No, we don’t have to presume that Roy Moore is “innocent until proven guilty.”

The Mentality Of Roy Moore’s Defenders

Roy Moore’s most die-hard defenders are living in a world of their own, and it’s unlikely they’ll change their minds.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Republican Senate Runoff

Despite, or perhaps because of, his bigoted, radical, far-right positions on the issues, Roy Moore beat the sitting Senator from Alabama in a runoff election that essentially guarantees that he will win the General Election later this year.

Federal Judge Dismisses Sarah Palin’s Lawsuit Against The New York Times

Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against The New York Times suffers a significant setback.

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Sad news about a Washington stalwart.

Sarah Palin Sues The New York Times For Defamation

Sarah Palin has filed a defamation suit against The New York Times alleging defamation in an Editorial linking her to the January 2011 shooting of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. From the facts alleged, she appears to have a good case.

Fox News Channel’s Alternate Reality

In Fox News Channel’s America, Donald Trump can do no wrong and Hillary Clinton is still a threat.

An Excellent Question (The New Love for Assange)

What is the deal with the love-fest for Julian Assange?

Most Damaging Presidential Run, Ever?

Has any major party nominee for president ever damaged his reputation in this manner?

Is Nuance Still Possible in American Politics?

Damon Linker writes, “Millions of people disagree with your political views. That doesn’t make them moral monsters.”

Vice-Presidential Debate Draws Lowest Viewership Since 2000

Tuesday night’s running mate debate had lower viewership than any such encounter in sixteen years.

Feel Free To Skip Tonight’s Vice-Presidential Debate, Because It’s Not Going To Matter

Nothing that happens tonight during the Vice-Presidential debate is likely to matter, so feel free to skip it.

Rick Perry Goes From The Presidential Campaign Trail To ‘Dancing With The Stars’

This is not exactly what Rick Perry had hoped he’d be doing this fall.

Trump Campaign Shakeup

After weeks of bleeding, the Trump campaign is undergoing a shake up, but it’s unlikely to fix what’s really wrong.

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Her Running Mate

As expected, Hillary Clinton went with the ‘safe’ choice, and has selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Donald Trump Makes It Official, Mike Pence Is His Running Mate

The least likely choice ascends to the Number Two position on the Republican ticket.

Donald Trump To Pick Mike Pence As Running Mate, Reports Say

If reports are correct, Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be Donald Trump’s choice for a running mate.

George Will Leaving GOP Over Donald Trump

George Will isn’t just refusing to vote for Donald Trump, he’s leaving the GOP entirely

Evaluating Donald Trump’s Short List For Running Mates

The Trump campaign is out with its own ‘short list’ of potential running mates.

Paul Ryan Folds Like A Cheap Suit, Endorses Donald Trump

After initially expressing doubts about his candidacy, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has lined up behind Donald Trump.

Where Were the Sane Republicans?

Answering a question that gets a lot.

Ted Cruz To Name Carly Fiorina As “Running Mate”

In an unprecedented move that reeks of desperation, Ted Cruz is naming Carly Fiorina as his running mate before the primary process has even ended.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Sarah Palin is back, and she’s endorsing Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for President.

Washington Post Pulls Political Cartoon Depicting Ted Cruz’s Daughters As Monkeys

A political cartoonist for The Washington Post crossed a line and, rightfully, got condemned for it.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Sarah Palin has joined such luminaries as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke in endorsing Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim immigration plan.

Political Rhetoric You Disagree With Isn’t Responsible For Someone Else’s Criminal Acts

Blaming political opponents for criminal acts they clearly didn’t commit or advocate isn’t a political argument, it’s demagoguery.

Sarah Palin: Now That I Think About It, Katie Couric’s Questions Were Fair After All

Sarah Palin To The ‘Lamestream Media’: Never Mind

Donald Trump Fails To Make Saturday Night Live Great Again

Donald Trump was on Saturday Night Live last night. It wasn’t even remotely funny.

Ben Carson, Political Ignoramus

While a brilliant and accomplished man, he’s absolutely clueless about politics and world affairs.

John Boehner’s Parting Words For His Critics Are Spot-On

John Boehner let loose on the “false prophets” on the right yesterday, and he’s absolutely right.

House Conservatives Push For Pointless Delay In Iran Nuclear Deal Vote

Some House Republicans are trying to delay the vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal with an argument that has no merit whatsoever.

Ohio Politicians Predictably Unhappy About Denali Decision

Ohio politicos are predictably unhappy about the decision to return Mount Denali to its rightful place.

Donald Trump Courting Sarah Palin’s Supporters

Donald Trump’s campaign seems to be making a play for whatever portion of the GOP it may be that still likes Sarah Palin.

Donald Trump, Immigration, And The Republican Party

Once again, Donald Trump is succeeding because he is saying things many Republicans agree with.

It Won’t Be Easy For Republicans To Get Rid Of Donald Trump

Despite his remarks about John McCain, Donald Trump is likely to be around for some time to come.

A New Era for Conservatives?

The events of the past two weeks could allow the Republican Party to move forward.