Berry Craig: In Center Right America, politically, religiously and socially, the U.S. is the most conservative Western industrial democracy.
Lance Simmens: Ultra-conservative orthodoxy and its deep penetration into our political system have weakened the country more than any perceived Obama “weakness.”
Ted Vaill: More and more people are signing on to the belief that the Uyghur were somehow involved in the hijacking of this plane.
Tara Culp-Ressler: The political momentum for 20-week abortion bans is really about finding an initial foothold to chip away at Roe v. Wade.
Wendell Berry Politics: If liberal professors had half the influence O’Reilly feared, we would be living in a more just world than we are.
Malaysian Airlines Plane: Information I have received supports the theory that the plane is safe on the ground at an airstrip on a remote island .
CIA Oversight: The oversight institutions charged with protecting the public from CIA abuses have been rendered dysfunctional .
The media now defines Mayor de Blasio as a well-meaning, idealistic good doer whose lack of acumen has put him at the mercy of Governor Cuomo.
Senate Women: Now, it’s the Senate as cat fight in the cafeteria — as much a caricature of women lawmakers as hand-holding besties.
Brain Political Views: People whose natural predisposition has been overwhelmed by their culture are very likely to be the most extreme partisans on the left or right.
Paul Ryan Policy Wonk: Yes, he’s chair of the House Budget Committee, but that just means he’s an ambitious pol, not a smart policy maven.
Tea Party Candidates: These older, overwhelmingly white evangelical Christians believe America is in a downward spiral toward socialism.
Protect Our Metadata: Government agencies have taken advantage of weak protections for “metadata” to build huge databases about Americans.