Sometimes the only defense is a good offense, with Hail Mary passes thrown on every down. Hillary Clinton readies for her showdown with the Benghazi congressional committee with a Hail Mary offensive to delegitimize that crucial investigation.
Hillary Clinton suits up tonight in Las Vegas for this year’s first Democratic presidential debate, going against what Barack Obama might call the junior varsity, or the JV.
There’s a California belief that whatever starts in California — whether serving salad after instead of before the main course, or designing highways with limited access — will eventually spread to benighted places “back east,” which begins somewhere east of San Bernardino.
Donald Trump continues to be the leader of the pack, and the reason why is no mystery to anyone who has been listening to the land. Americans are frustrated, angry and many feel desperation over stagnant wages, cultural assaults on their values, declining American influence in a world ever more dangerous, and they’re fed up with politicians who make promises they never intend to keep. They’ve heard some big talk in towns big and small, and now they’re left singing the blues in the night. These feelings are reflected in the turmoil over finding a leader of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
John Boehner is leaving the House and the speakership with cheers ringing in his ears and maybe with a few regrets, but looking at the chaos in his wake, watching his Republican colleagues struggling to find a suitable successor, he’s entitled to reflect on his own accomplishments. There have been more than a few.