Ted Cruz And Steve King Are Attacking The Rule Of Law In Defense Of “Traditional Marriage”

Ted Cruz and Steve King think the Court should be prevented from hearing any case involving same-sex marriage. Because they know they’re losing.

Republicans Against The Sixth Amendment

Republicans attack an attorney for doing his job. So much for that whole “constitutional conservative” thing, I guess.

Harry Reid Backs Away From The Nuclear Option, Filibuster Alive And Well

Once again, the threat of the “nuclear option” appears to have had less megatonnage than some expected and others hoped.

Family Research Center Shooter Charged, Tony Perkins Blames FRC Critics

Entirely unsurprisingly, the shooting at the Family Research Center’s office in Washington, D.C. is already being politicized.

Paul Ryan: A Smart Pick, Or Just A Risky One?

Most of the early reaction on the right consider’s the selection of Paul Ryan a smart move on Mitt Romney’s part, but you could also say it’s just risky.

Presidential Experience Redux

Is Mitt Romney the least experienced major-party presidential nominee since1940?

Mitt Romney’s Offshore Bank Accounts

At least some of Mitt Romney”s investment money sits in offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands. Does it matter?

Mitt Romney’s Trend Problem

The GOP has a problem regarding the economy: it is getting better.

Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction Due To Improperly Withheld Evidence

Another death row inmate. Another case of prosecutorial misconduct from the office of Harry Connick, Sr.

It’s Not About Contraceptives, It’s About Privacy

Do the Republican candidates believe that American citizens have a right to privacy? Someone should ask them.

The House Republicans Lost Because They Deserved To Lose

Thanks to their own ineptitude, House Republicans suffered a big defeat this week. They totally deserved it.

Would A Ron Paul Win Kill The Iowa Caucuses?

Iowa Republicans fear that a Ron Paul win on Jan. 3rd will destroy the credibility of their caucuses.

Gingrich and the Constitutional Order

Gingrich has some pretty radical ideas about separation of powers.

The GOP’s Bizarre Iowa Debate/Forum/Church Revival Meeting

Did you know there was another GOP debate last night? Well, you didn’t miss much.

Republicans For Waterboarding

The most disturbing part of Saturday’s debate came when most of the GOP candidates endorsed torture.

Brewer Struggles to Explain Removal of Redistricting Commission’s Chair

One would like to think that if a governor seeks the impeachment of the head of an independent commission that said governor could, well, explain why. One would be mistaken, however.

Media Coverage of the Candidates

Rick Perry has gotten the most and best coverage thus far in the campaign. President Obama has gotten mostly negative coverage.

Calling Out Pundits And Politicians When They’re Wrong

Why do pundits who are consistently wrong keep getting invited to be on television?

Romney’s Mormon Problem Returns

Is Mitt Romney’s religion returning as an issue for Republican voters?

Are Blacks Abandoning Obama?

Dick Morris has a penchant for counter-intuitive analysis. And for being wildly wrong.

What Social Contract?

Does America have a social contract? If so, is it broken?

Everybody Still Hates Congress

Public disapproval of Congress continues to fall.

Republicans Need To Tread Carefully In Response To Jobs Bill

With the economy at the forefront of the public’s mind, the GOP needs to be careful in its response to President Obama’s new jobs bill.

Cheering For Death At The Reagan Library Debate

There was a somewhat disturbing moment during last night’s GOP Debate.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I Couldn’t Get Confirmed Today

Supreme Court nominees were confirmed quite easily within recent memory. What’s changed?

Ron Paul: The Feds Should Have No Role In Disaster Relief

As Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast, Ron Paul says disaster relief isn’t a job for the Federal Government.

Libya and the Credit Due

Steve Benen has coined the phrase “Thank America Last” to describe those avoiding praise of President Obama for success in Libya.

Standard & Poor’s Cites Tea Party Resistance To Debt Ceiling Increase As Factor In Downgrade

Denying the Tea Party’s role in the downgrade of U.S. debt is to deny reality.

What’s Good For The Partisan Goose Is Good For The Partisan Gander

House Republicans are being criticized for utilizing a tactic they learned from Senate Democrats.

On Debt Deal, Americans Want Compromise Not Grandstanding

Three new polls provide a warning to both sides of the debt negotiations, but mostly to Republicans.

Business, the GOP, and the Debt Ceiling

The GOP’s debt ceiling stance appears to be making some in business uneasy.

Is Washington Fighting The Wrong Economic War?

While unemployment remains stubbornly high, Washington is spending its time fighting over the budget deficit

Mitch McConnell: No Deal On Debt Ceiling Without Medicare Cuts

As Congress left town for the long weekend, the Senate Minority Leader threw a grenade into the budget negotiations.

Land Rich and Cash Poor

Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg is catching some flak for complaining that he’s “struggling like everyone else” despite a net worth in the millions.

House Republicans Want to Redefine Rape

The “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” would remove the exception for non-forcible rape.

When Reading 140 Characters is too Big a Strain

It only seems fair to take an entire tweet, lengthy though it may be, into account when reacting.

Gingrich Draws Fire For Remarks About Obama’s “Kenyan Worldview”

Newt Gingrich is drawing fire for his comments about that the President has a “Kenyan world view.” But, will Newt every pay the price for his inflammatory rhetoric ? Don’t count on it.

Ron v. Rand

It would appear that the Pauls have different views on Park51.

College Rankings Nobody Takes Seriously

Washington Monthly ranks colleges “based on what they are doing for the country — on whether they’re improving social mobility, producing research, and promoting public service” rather than “wealth, exclusivity, and prestige.” Too bad they don’t hire that way.