When William F. Buckley, running as the Conservative Party's candidate for mayor of New York in 1965, was asked what he would do if he won, he replied: "Demand a recount." Robert Sarvis, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Virginia, will not need to do this.
It's fine to talk -- eventually -- about chronic deficits and mounting debt. But now that our government is up and running again, the nation's first priority should be economic growth.
What is the first rule of politics?
“Follow the money,” says Mickey, a character in Robert Inman’s new book, “The Governor’s Lady.”
It was a nick of time rescue, like when Polly Pureheart is whisked off the railroad tracks right before the train comes barreling through, or the correct wire is snipped and the bomb timer stops counting down with just seconds left.
In the matter of the (Washington) Redskins.
I don't like being lectured by sportscasters about ethnic sensitivity. Or advised by the president of the United States about changing team names. Or blackmailed by tribal leaders playing the race card.
Two things are often said in this town: "A day is a year in politics." And, "It's all about 2014."
The intersection of personal belief and public duty is often complicated – something we see playing out right now in North Carolina with Attorney General Roy Cooper and the state’s recently enacted constitutional ban on gay marriage.
The North Carolina Supreme Court has never ruled that the state constitution requires the delivery of early childhood services to all preschoolers, or even to all low-income preschoolers.
Obamacare. Medicare. Medicaid. The news is filled with healthcare stories about what’s working, what’s not and who’s to blame.
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
President Barack Obama's victory this week was as complete and devastating as Sherman's march through the South. But there is no early sign that the zealots of the anti-government far right have learned the lessons of their defeat -- which means that more battles lie ahead.
How could it be worse?
We ask ourselves this question as our government's ability to lead our country disintegrates and we are mostly helpless to keep it from happening.
This just in from a new Esquire/NBC News study: There are more Americans in the vast middle than on either the left or right.
A crazy thing is happening in shuttered, dysfunctional Washington: Democrats are pushing back.
A low-key symposium at the Durham Convention Center Thursday served as a reminder -- not that many of our neighbors can forget -- that there is a cloud over our bright landscape.