Post Archive

September 2014

Sen. Mary Landrieu helps out boozers at tailgate

Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by ABBA – it’s how you sometimes feel when

How you rank global threats depends on politics

For the past month ISIS-related news has dominated the U.S. press and political agenda. Congress spent most of its first two weeks back in session

Even with a win in 2014, GOP may struggle in 2016

The 2014 midterm elections haven’t generated much interest from voters yet. There’s a reason for that. They don’t think they matter much.  The Capitol Hill

Obama enters a quagmire and other must-reads

War in the Arab lands is still the big story — as it has been for much of the past two decades. Politico magazine has

Congress not finished with Obama and ISIS

Congress may have given President Barack Obama what he wanted: the go-ahead to overtly train and arm Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State group.

The Reverend Canon Andrew White leads St. George’s Church, the last Anglican church in Iraq. (Image courtesy Rev. White's Facebook page)

He is called the Vicar of Baghdad, though his life couldn’t be more different from the average English vicar.

New study looks at parenting polarization

Parents with different political tastes stress different life values to their kids, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. There is also

American political history in 114 seconds.

Historians remind us that there is nothing new under the sun. In politics, for example, when we think gridlock, corruption or partisanship has reached new

Obamacare outlives doomsday proclamations

“This is the largest tax bill in history,” Alf Landon, the Republican running again Franklin Roosevelt, said of the newfangled program called Social Security in

Tee time for all: Historic vote cast in Scotland

This just in from Scotland. The votes have been counted, and there is a historic development 260 years in the making. What’s interesting, the tally

Secession: Plenty of examples here in U.S.

The Scots go to the polls Thursday to decide whether they will secede from the United Kingdom, but you don’t have to cross “the pond”

Guns: Should parents ask before a play date?

Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by ABBA – it’s how you sometimes feel when

If not Hillary then who? Dem’s bench looks thin

Bill and Hillary Clinton made a widely covered trip to Iowa this weekend, her first in seven years. It was the latest move in a

Interest groups drive TV political ad spending

It’s too bad we don’t use spending on political TV ads as a barometer for the nation’s economic health. If we did, things would be

Words of war: Is the fight against ISIS a war?

The punditocracy is having fun with the fact that the Obama administration can’t quite decide whether the _________ (fill in the blank) against ISIS is