Jeb!

“I realize I need to get better.” — Jeb Bush commenting on the state of his candidacy. – – – – – In a year when a majority of the...

Bernie Sanders: Socialist…

“I call him a socialist-slash-communist because that’s what he is.” – Donald Trump on Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – – – – Conventional...

Calling out the False Prophets…

“The Bible says beware of false prophets. And there are people out there spreading noise about how much can get done…We have got groups...

Hero to Zero…

“Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national.” – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – – – – – The old political axiom applies...

Occam’s Razor…

“We could still imagine that there is a set of laws that determines events completely for some supernatural being, who could observe the...

Worthy of Winning…

“Sincerity – if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” – Comedian George Burns – – – – – We’ve just experienced a week in politics that...

It’s the Judgment…

“Would you say that – Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy or not?” Question in August 20 Quinnipiac Poll of voters in Ohio, Florida...

Suppose You Were An Idiot…

“Well I think he had really no choice. He’s doing very poorly in the polls, he’s a very low-energy kind of guy and he had to do...

Playing Not to Lose…

Hillary Clinton is campaigning as if she were running out the clock, trying not to lose rather than playing to win. North Carolina’s Dean...

Trump and NPD…

It dawned on me Sunday as I reviewed the latest round of news regarding the presidential candidacy of one Donald John Trump that it is...

The Loudest Voice…

“Imagine a NASCAR driver mentally preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers will be drunk. That’s what prepping for this debate is...

He’s Melting, He’s Melting…

“I like people that weren’t captured, OK?” An old political friend once remarked, not altogether in jest, that the most “enjoyable” part...

Send in the Clown…

Don’t you love farce? My fault, I fear I thought that you’d want what I want, sorry, my dear But where are the clowns, send in the clowns...

Defining Moments…

Truly defining moments are rare in our politics. They come around perhaps once a decade or so, but when they do occur they often signal a...

Neither a Ford Nor a Trump…

There is a very simple explanation for why people who have displayed some success in business rarely make it to the big time in politics....

Inevitable? Not so fast…

Nothing – nothing – is inevitable in politics. Let’s make that the first and last rule as we enter the long, grim slog to a national...

The Self-Reflection Deficit

One of the most distressing things about current American culture – or perhaps I should say the most depressing thing – is the complete...

Visiting (Again) Flyover Country…

I’ve spent the last two weeks on a 3,000 mile road trip through nine very rural western and southwestern states – flyover country for...

The Most Important Election…

There is a wide-open field on the Republican side for the presidential nomination, with at least a half dozen serious contenders, while...

So Goes Indiana…

The #indiana has, at least for a few more days, reshaped and shuffled the pre-primary primary season for the Republican Party and I’m...