President Jeb Bush?


What the Jeb Bush surge tells us about the state of the 2016 presidential race.

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Start the Conversation: Law Enforcement Should Not Be Able to Carry Guns Into a State Capitol Building

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Politics Editor Paul Blest thinks the current conversation about guns is disingenuous. It’s time to change that.

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Start the Conversation: Law Enforcement Should Be Able To Carry Guns Into A State Capitol Building

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An Oklahoma state senator recently reported 40 state sheriffs lobbying in Oklahoma. Contributor Michael Amity thinks that’s morally reprehensible.

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An Open Letter To The DCCC


The depressing emails have got to stop.

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The Tough Road to a Trade Deal Between the US and Europe


When the EU-US summit kicks off in Brussels this week, the prospects of a new trade deal will be jostling for attention with events in Ukraine.

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Gaffes Don’t Matter


The political media loves to cover politicians making gaffes, but at the end of the day they don’t really matter at all.

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Nate Silver’s Epic Fail

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Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight site has gotten some pretty bad reviews in its first two weeks.

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Four Other Presidents Who Weren’t Able To ‘Combat Russian Aggression’


The Kremlin’s hardline foreign policy is not a problem unique to Barack Obama.

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Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?


Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and yes, Ayn Rand would rather blame poverty within our communities and low achievement in our schools on the “cultures” of those suffering from the social inequities.

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The Swift and Quiet Death of ‘Loyal Opposition’

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Here’s to wishing the Democratic opposition to Iraq took a page from Lindsey Graham’s playbook.

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The Incredible Sinking Barack Obama


President Obama’s approval ratings have been remarkably stable over the past four years.

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Why Are Millennials More Liberal And Less Trusting?


Millennial attitudes toward trust reflect the right wing’s teaching every-man-for-himself ideology

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The Strange Death of David Camp’s Tax Reform

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The end of a GOP tax reform bill shows the weakness of Republican reformers.

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America’s Sexual Dysfunction Problem

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Tweet Our culture has a serious, childish issue with sex. – On Sunday night, I was treated to the news via Facebook that a drunken couple at my alma mater, the University of Delaware, had sex behind a dumpster at Grotto’s Pizza (a legendary Delaware pizza establishment), in the same parking lot that I parked […]

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Paul Ryan’s Broken Culture

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Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s attempts to blame poverty on culture show how out of touch he is with reality.

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Michele Bachmann Thinks The Gay Community Is A Bunch of “Bullies”


In Michele Bachmann’s America, the LGBTQ community is a mafia.

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