The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda.
July 22, 2016 - 7:00am
July 21, 2016 - 5:45pm
Attention, Donald Trump supporters. If you can stop trashing Ted Cruz over his speech at the Republican Convention Wednesday night for just a second, I'd like to call your attention to the one person in the Donald Trump camp who ISN'T trashing Ted Cruz.
July 21, 2016 - 9:30am
The Haitian people must be allowed to elect a president, without further arbitrary delays, who can govern the country effectively, responsibly and democratically. Haiti’s current environment of political instability has allowed rival groups to use violence to intimidate the National Assembly and prevent it from doing its duty to replace the de facto government with an interim head of government with the sole mandate of completing the electoral cycle that was disrupted by violence earlier this year.
July 21, 2016 - 7:00am
Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. Who would want to be a wet blanket at such moveable feasts?
July 20, 2016 - 7:00am
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
July 19, 2016 - 9:00pm
Marco Rubio might not be in Cleveland this week, but CNN managed to track him down in Washington Tuesday and involve him in the first major controversy of the 2016 Republican National Convention --
July 19, 2016 - 6:00am
If it's an election year, you can bet it's time for Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher to contribute to our amusement. And sure enough.
July 18, 2016 - 2:15pm
Raising the minimum wage doesn’t matter. I can hear the screams now. “What do you mean it doesn’t matter? Fifteen dollars an hour is way better than seven.” Sure it is, but the conversation needs to be about a living wage and frankly, fifteen dollars an hour is not a living wage.
July 18, 2016 - 7:00am
Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China's rejection of it, was surprising.
July 18, 2016 - 6:00am
Finding digital characters in the Pokemon Go frenzy sweeping the nation is causing electronic gaming enthusiasts to stumble into trees and fall off cliffs as the virtual app is used on smart phones to find fictitious creatures that may appear anywhere. Pokemon characters have the appearance of reality causing people to enter a trance-like state on their GPS-assisted quests.
July 15, 2016 - 7:00am
"The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War," President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement: Last week's NATO summit in Warsaw ordered the deployment of troops to Eastern Europe, the alliance's most serious response yet to Russia's aggression and provocations on its western frontier.
July 14, 2016 - 12:45pm
Columbia University scholar Richard Hofstader once described a type of polarizing rhetoric that emerges from time to time in the public life of our society.
July 14, 2016 - 6:00am
The James Madison Institute is the only entity I know that has expended resources to look at the spiraling, emotion-driven trend of government land grabs in Florida -- particularly in South Florida
July 13, 2016 - 4:45pm
After witnessing Attorney General Lynch's lack of concern for her authority and unresponsiveness to the questions asked yesterday during the House Judiciary Committee hearing about her investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is abundantly clear she must immediately step down from her position.
July 13, 2016 - 11:30am
A year ago, the nation was shocked by the release of a video that showed a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing in graphic detail how her organization sold the body parts of aborted babies. It was a chilling look into the callous disregard for human life that epitomizes Planned Parenthood’s culture, and why this organization should never get another dime of taxpayer money.