Democrats are making some bone-headed political decisions in Texas.
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The current political climate allows even massively flawed Democrats like Terry McAuliffe to become victorious candidates.
Today's polarized politics make compromise impossible, and we only have ourselves to blame.
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Public opinion polls show most Americans don't think the government will shut down. Here's why they're right.
Republicans are heading for certain doom on the coming fiscal fights, but they're intent on fighting a losing battle.
Fast food workers' calls to raise the minimum wage are shortsighted, and will ultimately harm low-wage workers more than help them.
The RNC has proposed several reforms to the 2016 debate schedule, but like medieval bloodletting, the cure is worse than the disease.
Though AIG shareholders' suit against the U.S. government is the height of ingratitude, a federal judge was right to rule that Bernanke should be deposed.
There's nothing to say about a campaign that's three years away, and focusing on it only takes Americans' attention away from real issues.
Rather than empowering local communities, participatory budgeting will further enrich established political organizations.
As Democratic and Republican states have increasingly distinct economic policies, businesses are choosing red states over blue.
Elizabeth Warren's newest proposal would make American banks less competitive abroad, and wouldn't solve the risk management problems it claims to address.
Wendy Davis did galvanize pro-choice Texans with her filibuster, but in a majority pro-life state like Texas, that's a political blunder.
Davis didn't do anything besides get on television, hurt Texas Democrats, and land herself an MSNBC gig.
Republican elites have been warming to a carbon tax, but the proposal would be an economic loser for America and a political loser for the GOP.
With his best debate performance of the campaign, Gomez illustrated clear contrasts between him and Markey.
These four topics will shape the agenda as the world's leaders meet in Northern Ireland this week.
While women in the workplace are harmed by sexism, the Paycheck Fairness Act won't solve their problems and will instead create new obstacles.
Rumors of America's manufacturing renaissance are greatly exaggerated. Those jobs are gone and aren't coming back.
One of the hot-button issues surrounding immigration reform is what economic impact it will have. As the numbers show, it's really a mixed bag.
Liberals who oppose President Obama's Chained CPI proposal are making bad arguments and showing their fundamentally reactionary nature.
Rather than using short-term deficit numbers to justify voting against discretionary spending, deficit hawks should focus on curbing Medicare spending.
By moving away from hardline opposition to gay marriage, and addressing economic concerns of young Americans, the Republican Party can improve their dismal performance with millennial voters.