The nuclear option passed the same way the First World War began: miscalculation.
I cannot prove that what I believe is true, but here are some facts that cannot be disputed: By the third year of his presidency, when Kennedy reached true presidential greatness, he had become an ardent (and to the military industrial complex, threatening) champion of world peace.
I hope packing the courts with radical nominees is worth it for the Democrats, because they will be in the minority in the Senate in 2015.
I strongly support the move by Reid to change the rules of the Senate and allow presidential nominations to proceed by majority vote.
Modest reforms like requiring the filibusterer to be present and talking, proposed by the Alliance For Justice, or more fundamental reforms like ending the endless filibuster so democracy can work, are now called for.
Triangulating against the marriage of her own sister for political purposes hits rock bottom.
Joe Walsh did not go easily from Congress, defeated in 2012 having served just one term representing Illinois’ 8th Congressional District. After losing badly to Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, the Tea Party Republican makes no secret that he would like an encore.
Her latest offensive nails it: Rand Paul is not ready for prime time.
Timothy Stanley makes the interesting analogy between Chris Christie and the New Jersey fictional crime boss Tony Soprano, masterfully portrayed by the late James Gandolfini in "The Sopranos."
What conservatism really needs is a philosopher king to bring it into a post-Tea Party era and bring the issues awakened in that maelstrom — states' rights, sound money, constitutional government — to a more mature, practical working model. Mitt Romney would be the right man for the job.