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Let's give Senator Sanders a fair hearing

By Richard Barry Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, is running for president as a Democratic, and he says he's running to win. Well, that's not true, but he will, as the New York Times reports, surely inject a consistently progressive voice into the contest. Show More Summary

Jeb's fundraising has Hillary's knickers twisted

By Richard Barry We don't need no stinkin' rules Every time we hear talk about big money on the Republican side in 2016, we are very quickly told not to worry because Hillary and Bill are monster fundraisers and will do fine. And that...Show More Summary

How big an issue will race be in 2016?

By Richard BarryEd Kilgore at the Washington Monthly asks a speculative though interesting question about whether the recent "urban unrest" or "racial tensions" or whatever we might call it in places like Ferguson and Baltimore might...Show More Summary

Does having a leftist challenge hurt or help Hillary?

By Richard Barry It is being reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, will announce on Thursday his intention to run for president in 2016. Though an Independent, he plans to enter the primary and caucus contests as a Democrat, according to his advisors. Show More Summary

Like any good Republican, Rand Paul blames lack of fathers and morals for the violence in Baltimore

By Michael J.W. Stickings You might think a supposed libertarian like Rand Paul would look at the situation in Baltimore and see something similar to what most of us living in reality are seeing, namely, yet another despicable incident...Show More Summary

SCOTUS, same-sex marriage, and the electoral viability of the GOP

By Richard Barry It is axiomatic that the GOP will need to expand its base with younger and non-white voters if it hopes to capture the White House any time soon. The problem, of course, is that any movement towards positions that appeal...Show More Summary

The unintended consequences of Republican campaign funding

By Richard BarryIt doesn't take a rocket surgeon to understand that the more money a candidate has access to, the longer he or she can stay in the race. So, for example, to do poorly in the Iowa or New Hampshire primaries has in theShow More Summary

Hillary's the one

By Infidel753 Hillary Clinton is now officially in the 2016 Presidential race, and will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee. And we're lucky to have her. She can do the job, she can do the job right -- and, critically, she can get the job. Show More Summary

The 2016 Republican nomination race is going to be crazy. Is there any doubt?

By Richard Barry To hear some people tell it, we're going to go through a lot of trouble just to find out that Jeb Bush is the Republican nominee for president. And maybe I agree with them, but it's not going to be easy. Yes, Jeb's got that name, which is both a positive and a negative. Show More Summary

Is Rick Snyder going to run for the GOP presidential nomination? Doubt it

By Richard K. Barry Just kiddin' ya Although Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is not as clear on the matter as former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman, Snyder may be giving consideration to running for the GOP presidential nomination. Coleman is going around saying that Rick Snyder has, in fact, made up his mind. Show More Summary

Constitutional conservatives are neo-Confederates

By Frank Moraes Last week, Steve Benen wrote a post entitled "Steve King Unveils Radical Court Scheme." It seems that King is proposing a new law, Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015. It would stop federal courts from having jurisdiction over cases related to marriage. Show More Summary

The appearance of wrong-doing

By Richard Barry Aren't we special? Are all of those fat cats lining up to donate bigs bucks to politicians expecting nothing in return? Are we really supposed to believe their only interest is in supporting a candidate who happens to...Show More Summary

Bruce Jenner is a courageous idiot

By Michael J.W. Stickings There isn't much about the Kardashians and their bubble of cultural degradation and egomaniacal excess that I respect, but I do respect Bruce Jenner's decision, if one can even call it that, to come out as a...Show More Summary

War on the cheap leads to eternal war

By Frank Moraes As I say quite a lot, in many ways, I am a conservative. There are two kinds of conservatives in the world. Imagine you are trying to sleep and your next door neighbour is having a party. If you are the kind of conservative...Show More Summary

Okay, we have to take Rubio seriously

By Richard BarryEarlier I made a dismissive remark about Marco Rubio to the extent that I was having a difficult time imagining him as the GOP presidential nomininee. Instead, I think Jeb Bush the most likely winner although believeShow More Summary

Jeb Bush: The GOP's long-distance runner

By Richard K. Barry Amy Walter at the Cooke Political Report expresses what I believe is a rapidly forming consensus position on who will likely win the GOP presidential nomination. She writes: At the end of the day, when you put all the assets and liabilities on the table, it's hard to see anyone but Rubio, Bush or Walker as the ultimate nominee. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz courts gay voters. Seriously

By Richard Barry Earlier in the day I wrote about the consistent movement of Americans in the direction of embracing same-sex marriage and the likelihood that Republican presidential hopefuls will begin to understand that they will have...Show More Summary

The country is moving further and further away from the GOP

By Richard K. Barry A new Wasington Post-ABC News poll indicates that 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and also say that "individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man and a woman." The Post-ABC poll finds 61 percent of Americans support allowing gays to marry and 35 percent are opposed. Show More Summary

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