Post Archive

October 2015

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) is greeted by other House members after his acceptance speech in the House Chamber of the Capitol October 29, 2015 on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Why the Republican Establishment may have missed an opportunity by backing Paul Ryan for Speaker.

File photo: The U.S. Capitol at night. Image by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

Long-dead Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase takes the DecodeDC team on a ghost tour of our nation’s capital.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivers remarks after being elected as the to the leadership position October 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Decoding the Freedom Caucus: Who are they, what do they want and how does the rest of the GOP, including new Speaker Paul Ryan, plan to deal with them?


What’s the hullabaloo over the Export-Import Bank about?

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson greets supporters after delivering brief remarks at the King Street Retail Walk October 16, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Underlying Carson’s support is a clearly underestimated contempt many, if not most, Americans have for the whole population of politics.

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to guests at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Marijuana advocacy group rates candidates, with Sanders on top.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and Lee Saunders (L), president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees speak during an event at the Center for American Progress March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Union leaders’ hearts might be with Sanders, but their heads are betting on Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests at a campaign rally at Burlington Memorial Auditorium on October 21, 2015 in Burlington, Iowa. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Regardless of all intuitions to the contrary, it is both possible and plausible that The Donald might become The President.

Clinton goes on a victory lap after Benghazi hearing

Democratic front-runner shows no signs hearing slowed her down.

File Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

How does our constant need to stay connected affect our ability to well, connect?

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves after a House Republican Conference meeting October 20, 2015 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Rep. Ryan said he is open to run for speaker if House GOPs will unify behind him. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep Charlie Dent tells DecodeDC “there is very strong and overwhelming support for Paul Ryan within the Tuesday Group and also the Republican mainstream members.”

Hillary Clinton testifies before the Benghazi committee

Hillary Clinton faces hours of testifying

Clinton and Republicans have a lot at stake at Benghazi hearing
A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery by Joseph Wright of Derby (1766)

How polarized America in 2015 looks remarkably similar to a new nation just beginning to take root in the 18th century.

Clinton and Republicans have a lot at stake at Benghazi hearing

Question of the day: Is the Benghazi hearing politically motivated?