Watching one possible Republican presidential candidate after another rush to the right, then further to the right, in a race to the political bottom only demonstrates the problems facing the GOP.
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Predictably, the self-referential pundocracy in Washington has declared the Obama presidency over, kaput, ready for the history books.
Three cheers for House Speaker John Boehner, who had a very good week. He has declared his independence from the Tea Party and others who are the most radical wing of any major political party in more than a century.
This was a critical week in the Speakership of John Boehner (R-Ohio). It was as good for his Speakership as his capitulation to the right before the government shutdown was harmful.
Congratulations to Pope Francis for being named Person of the Year by Time magazine, as proposed by yours truly recently.
Our times so oddly and closely resemble mid-19th century Russia before it descended into 100 years of darkness.
Why does Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) not heed Pope Francis, who calls for helping the hurting?
Apparently, the heavy burden of being exceptional to one another 24/7 is starting to take its toll on Republicans. But the Tea Party is possibly worse.
Rush Limbaugh should apologize to the pope, and Republicans should disown the talk show host for insulting Pope Francis.
My guess is that my column this week, suggesting President Obama can rise again, may come close to hitting the bottom of his recent slide in popularity.