Fox News obtaining "exclusive first excerpts" demonstrates that the release of the memo was never about transparency, only about politics.
Another way of perceiving the deep connection between Trump and the Republican Party of this era is to look at the Party's
This not only helps ensure that anything you do goes well, it also stops you from getting distracted and chasing rabbits
In this talk of "bifurcation" - and of "ideological echo chambers" in the plural - I hear a subtle manifestation of that
It seems that, these days, a lot of people who call themselves conservatives don't really care much about conservative principles, but are more focused on attitude and posture. The rise of Donald Trump to frontrunner in this year's Republican race demonstrates this: antagonism trumps principle.
In the last few weeks, the alarming rise of vitriolic anti-immigrant, xenophobic rhetoric from the right wing has alarmed a large segment of the American people, but equally disturbing is how much support these noxious views are getting from the public. After the civil rights achievements of the 1960s, it was widely assumed that tolerance and diversity would win the day. Many studies show that growing familiarity with the "other" typically yields more tolerant attitudes. But this recent spasm of hatred is shocking in its intensity and in the apparent rejection of that decades-long progress toward social peace. Many even call it fascism. Why has this reversal suddenly appeared?
Just after President Obama took office, a Department of Homeland Security report recognized that the combination of a tanking economy together with the election of America's first African-American president might trigger right-wing violence. The report was later withdrawn, given the headwinds of conservative criticism.
Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy. How can this be done?
Of all the more popular political sins, my personal favorite has always been hypocrisy. One of the wonderful things about hypocrisy is that it so often comes around to bite the hypocrite on the butt.
Palin's accelerated descent this week represents a larger trend within the conservative media. It represents the decline of the tea-party wing of the right-wing press and how a once-flourishing enterprise of outside upstarts, with their eyes on disrupting the GOP hierarchy, have in recent years faded in terms of importance and prestige within that sphere.
It is two years before the next presidential election, and the anti-Hillary hit squad is already revving up its engines. But the various efforts by the professional Clinton-haters to demonize Hillary have already been exposed to the light and rejected by the public.
No president in our nation's history has ever been castigated, condemned, mocked, insulted, derided, and degraded on a scale even close to the constantly ugly attacks on President Obama. From the day he assumed office -- indeed, even before he assumed office -- he was subjected to unprecedented insults in often the most hateful terms.
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Just because the Tea Party extremists and their right-wing media allies have spewed essentially nothing but lies and distortions since Obamacare was first proposed, still doesn't mean that the critics are completely wrong about the dangers these changes could pose.
Ted Cruz is on hand to embrace all those brave right-wingers who have been thus stabbed in the back. The extremist right will see the debt-ceiling struggle not as a loss, but as a battle they have only begun to fight.