It should be obvious to even the casual observer that the new American president has something up his sleeve regarding how he engages with the Russian president. Part of that engagement clearly involves curious responses to those who would make observations abut the Russian leader’s various sins.
In a hazardous year for political predictions, I’ll offer one confidently: if the Republicans currently freaking out over Donald Trump can redirect that energy toward beating Hillary Clinton, she’s toast.
With five candidates grouped within a 10-point bracket well behind New Hampshire winner Donald Trump, it might be tempting to say we have a newly widened field with potential for a crowded race toward — and even beyond — Super Tuesday, March 1.
A rule for Republicans, credited to the iconic William F. Buckley, suggests voting for the most conservative candidate who can win. This sounds reasonable at first. What good is there in expending time, energy and money behind a principled conservative if the candidate is doomed to fail?
As the Obamacare enrollment numbers moved from so horrible that the White House had no details to sufficiently tolerable that details were suddenly everywhere, supporters of the Affordable Care Act began to make a provocative assertion.
Bullying has been around as long as kids have existed. From ancient caves to Elizabethan towns to modern elementary schools, there has always been a layer of kids deriving sick pleasure from victimizing other kids.
When Donald Trump finished his remarks at a conservative convention in Washington this month, he was received as well as some of the bigger names expected to chase the Republican presidential nomination.
They like you to be seated pretty early in the House Gallery for State of the Union addresses. As a grizzled veteran of two — George W. Bush’s third and Barack Obama’s second, on Tuesday night — I can tell you some things don’t change.
Nothing starts arguments like published lists, which is why the final days of any year are filled with delicious arguments about what received too much or too little attention in the previous 12 months.
In these lean times for President Barack Obama’s fan base, it has surely been a fun few days, filled with pointing and laughing at those silly people who have told pollsters they believe he is a Muslim.
When I was a kid, I used to badger my parents to take me to pet stores so I could see the puppies. Even the local mall had a storefront where kids would press their faces against the glass to wave at the tiny breed of the day. We loved it, and the puppies enjoyed the attention.
If the very existence of a black first lady were not enough to suggest that the NAACP’s century of battles has been largely won, Michelle Obama’s topic for her keynote speech to its convention might confirm it: childhood obesity.