He tried to push back against the mindless partisanship that developed in the chamber, and he paid dearly for it.
Syndicated columnist, 12/14/2012
WASHINGTON — It seems the Republicans have run out of squishy moderates to purge. Now they’re starting to run conservatives out of town for being insufficiently doctrinaire.
Syndicated columnist, 12/04/2012
Those who are most ardent about cutting government spending tend to come from parts of the country that most rely on it.
Syndicated columnist, 11/15/2012
WASHINGTON -- In the hours before Thursday night's vice presidential debate, word leaked that the Romney-Ryan campaign had instructed moderator Martha Raddatz to address Paul Ryan as "Mister" rather than "Congressman."
Syndicated columnist, 10/12/2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Democratic National Convention is just getting under way, but already I’ve been given the treatment. Lots of treatments, actually.
Syndicated columnist, 09/06/2012
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie went more than two-thirds of the way through his convention keynote address before even mentioning Mitt Romney; he instead celebrated his own record.
The Washington Post, 08/31/2012
WASHINGTON — When he ran for president in 2008, Mike Huckabee spoke about the good eating habits that led to his 105-pound weight loss, and he often touted his book “Quit Digging Your Grave With a Knife and Fork.”
Syndicated columnist, 07/26/2012
WASHINGTON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is many things — immigration provocateur, bete noire of Latinos, presidential irritant — but nobody has ever accused her of being a legal scholar.
Syndicated columnist, 06/26/2012
Faced with this twin disappointment — desirable candidates being uninterested and interested candidates being undesirable — Americans Elect has announced that it is abandoning its online nominating process because no candidate had reached its minimum threshold. This is profoundly depressing.
Syndicated columnist, 05/17/2012
For all the tough talk, Santorum's once-fiery presidential bid went out like a candle Tuesday.
The Daily Republic, 04/11/2012
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