Had an interesting conference call with a number of Tea Party folk this morning, the group that the former Congressman and former Speaker have dismissed as the “hard right.” As always happens when I speak to Tea Party folk, I’m reminded that the difference between the Tea Party and the main line Republican party is not just one of degree but one of absolute political philosophy. By way [...]]]>
How did Megyn Kelly (above, left) of Fox News Channel ever get through law school?
On second thought, that’s a dumb question. Brainless lawyers are not really all that rare, are [...]]]>
Bruce may be laying (somewhat) low as he prepares for the release of “High Hopes” next month, but that doesn’t mean his sidemen are resting on their laurels. In particular, Stevie Van Zandt (it’s his world, we just live in it) has been ubiquitous, even for him — [...]]]>
Christmas has come early this year for a certain breed of conspiracy theorists.
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As we see HERE, the Weeper of the House suddenly is at war with some of the wackier groups on the political right. [...]]]>
Now that I think about it, I can’t recall knowing anyone who was opposed to capital punishment and then changed his or her mind and became a supporter of it. But I’ve known a few folks who switched the other way. [...]]]>
In the world of politics, conventional wisdom is a perishable commodity. What seems inevitable on one day can seem unlikely on the next.
Take, for [...]]]>
THIS probably isn’t going to sit well with certain [...]]]>
On more than a few occasions in recent years, I’ve had cause to pine for the congressional comity of not so long ago.
So, too, has political scientist Norm Ornstein, as we see http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20131212/BLOGS/312129985/-1/blogs01
Oh, the humanity!
THIS THING is getting pretty ugly (if I might describe it with that [...]]]>