The GOP’s Pitch-Perfect Platform

The GOP’s Pitch-Perfect Platform

Here’s some unexpected news. It comes from what purports to be an official document of the National Republican Party. And — wow — the policy positions it contains show that party leaders really are serious about coming to their senses and rejecting the far-right...
Bulwark of Ignorance

Bulwark of Ignorance

The other day, House Speaker John Boehner accused Barack Obama of being mean to the Republican Party. Our president, he said, was trying to “annihilate” the party and “shove us into the dustbin of history.” Would that it were so. If ever a...
Our Nation, on Its Knees

Our Nation, on Its Knees

My favorite part of the budget negotiations is when a glum-looking John Boehner — backed by the vulpine Eric Cantor, eyes blazing — steps in from of the cameras and accuses Barack Obama of “not negotiating in good faith.” And he does it with a straight face....