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A political year desperate for humor

March 18, 2016 Boy, do I miss Ronald Reagan’s robust sense of self-confidence, which enabled him to use self-deprecating humor to confound his political adversaries. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Trump defeat won’t erase dark forces

March 16, 2016 We should probably start thinking about what we’re going to do after Trump. more »»

At long last, maybe too late, Republicans sober up

March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — After months of flirting with the political suicide of the Republican Party in a series of juvenile, irrelevant and vulgar debates, the surviving GOP candidates went a long way Thursday... more »»

Mentoring fuels big dreams, builds bright futures

March 12, 2016 “If someone doesn’t put a vision in your life, or take you places you’ve never been, or show you things you’ve never seen, how can you dream any bigger?” — former “Little Brother” Darryl Beyond... more »»

Trump using same script as fascists

March 12, 2016 I’ve been reluctant to use the “f” word to describe Donald Trump because it’s especially harsh, and it’s too often used carelessly. more »»

Open government needed now more than ever

March 12, 2016 As we face one of the worst government-created problems in Michigan’s history, the Flint water crisis, and we hear stories of legislators using state dollars to cover up ... more »»

Democrats lack spirit; Republicans have too much

March 12, 2016 Bad news for both parties in the primaries and caucuses in the seven days in March following Super Tuesday. Start with the higher-ratings, higher-turnout Republican race. more »»

Trump rise signals eve of destruction

March 11, 2016 So it has come to this: a brokered convention or President Hillary Clinton. more »»

Here’s one prediction you can (almost) bank on

March 11, 2016 Panic has become the uninvited visitor to every meeting of elected Republican officeholders. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: . more »»

Libertarian Lite won’t let voters see light

March 10, 2016 In this year’s Republican presidential primaries, Sen. Rand Paul got little traction. In 2012, his father failed. That year, the Libertarian Party candidate, former New Mexico Gov. more »»

Big Data now using high-tech billboards to spy on you

March 10, 2016 OK, people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must. more »»

Designed gridlock could blow up GOP

March 9, 2016 “If he was for it, we had to be against it.” — Former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich quoted in “The New New Deal” by Michael Grunwald The “he” is President Obama. The “we” is the Republican Part. more »»

How low will Republicans go in race to bottom?

March 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — On the day Mitt Romney called Donald Trump a con man, a fraud and a phony, and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz subsequently ran Trump through a televised debate buzz saw, the Republican Party... more »»

10 things to know today: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 9, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Life intervenes for some abortion opponents

March 8, 2016 It is as disturbing as it is inspiring, this response from so many women to publicly share their abortion stories so that members of the U.S. Supreme Court might read them. more »»

Trump takes gutter politics to sewer politics

March 8, 2016 I was going to write about how the Republican presidential campaign has become gutter politics, but given Donald Trump's horrid statements, the gutter would be a step up, because things have... more »»

Reckoning at hand for Trump supporters

March 7, 2016 Is Joe Scarborough having his Colonel Nicholson moment? That’s what I wondered Monday morning as I watched the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” insist that Donald Trump’s inability and unwillingness to... more »»

Not too late to stop Republican Party becoming Trump Party

March 7, 2016 Mitt Romney made a compelling and urgent case for why the Republican Party’s soul is at stake in this election cycle. more »»

 
 

 

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