Donald Trump has attracted attention for being the rare Republican who doesn't promise to cut Social Security. But that doesn't mean you should trust him on Social Security.
The Republican coalition is simply too reliant on bigots to survive in an increasingly multicultural America. That bigotry is fueling the rise of Donald Trump, who gets clobbered in every general election poll.
If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president, he will have a choice: flip-flop on super PACs or get wildly outspent ... assuming he can find enough billionaire donors willing to bankroll any super PACs.
Trump is not supposed to be like other politicians. He's refreshing. He's not beholden to anyone. He tells it like it is. This is wrong. He is the worst kind of politician. He is megalomaniacal phony.
The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee could announce today that they will provide no support for Donald Trump in the general election.
A Donald Trump nomination means several elements of the Republican Party will sit out the election, vote third-party or even vote Democrat. The seams of the GOP coalition are tearing apart in front of our eyes.
After three presidential contests, there is a striking trend in the Democratic entrance and exit polls: far more Democratic call themselves "liberal" than eight years ago.
Trump's non-ideological campaign of hate would split the party, whether or not the GOP allows him to claim the nomination. Better to excommunicate him, cleanse the party of hate and purify conservatism.
If Sanders comes to Philadelphia in July with a legion of delegates, chances are he's going to look to the Hubert Humphrey example of 1948, and hope that he can similarly transform the Democratic Party.
Conventional wisdom states that Republicans have every political reason to block anyone President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court. Here's why that's wrong.
Defenders of the climate have to worry that the Supreme Court will sent the EPA back to the drawing board in 2017. Just one more reason why who gets elected president could literally change the course of the world.
"If we don't adapt to the reality of a changing climate there could be serious repercussions ... I think the climate is changing. It is inconceivable to me that 5 billion people living on this planet don't have an impact on that."
There was one time when Rubio tried very hard to accomplishment something, even asserting a leadership role: immigration reform. Not only did he fail to accomplish enactment of the bill, his leadership was a colossal disaster.
Perhaps we can now spend less time on Donald Trump's demagogic proposals for building a wall and banning all Muslims from entering the country, and spend more time on what the rest of the field is proposing.
It will be incumbent upon Clinton and Sanders to emphasize civil disagreement, but even that may not be enough to prevent lost voters in November. Which only matters if the general election is really close. Which it might.
A vote for Trump is to confirm the liberal stereotype of conservatives as racists. To have the last laugh, you can't prove us liberals correct. You need to prove us wrong.
With Republicans likely to at least control the House after the 2016 election, which Democratic presidential candidate has the right approach to deal with the inevitable resistance?
Rush Limbaugh admitted that "it's now out in the open that the Republican conservative base is not monolithically conservative ... That's not the glue that unites them all."
You can understand why Republicans won't talk more about global warming. But there isn't an influx of illegal immigration going on. Why does the obsession on the right persist?
GOP operative Ed Rogers says "this is shaping up to be a change election, and nothing about a Clinton candidacy offers change." But are voters that dissatisfied with the Obama presidency? The numbers don't back it up.
The EPA's Clean Power Plan is America's main tool for complying with the Paris agreement. States have until Sept. 6 to submit a plan that qualifies for extra federal support. Your mission: get your state to comply and submit a strong plan.
George W. Bush suffered Hurricane Katrina and the Iraqi quagmire, Bill Clinton was impeached, Ronald Reagan was staggered by the Iran-contra scandal, and Richard Nixon was run out of town. What did Obama do right?
The Paris climate agreement is a landmark achievement. But what is our next step? Robert Pollin has laid out a road map in his new book, "Greening The Global Economy."
When it comes to climate, the debate is not academic. There is a significant difference in approach, substantively and strategically. The choice is yours, and it will impact the world.
While Obama has championed the "green jobs" cause since his first day in the Oval Office, his primary audience this time wasn't recalcitrant Republicans. It was fossil fuel hungry nation of India.
Are we prepared to build on this initial agreement, and push our country and others to demand more greenhouse gas cuts until the crisis is behind us? Get ready to celebrate, and get ready to fight for deeper cuts the next day.
Six years ago, Democrats broke ranks with Obama on capping carbon. Today, Democrats are holding firm. Republicans have proven unable to win in the court of public opinion.
Jindal could have been the face of a modern Republican Party: racially diverse, factually based, mathematically literate, governmentally competent. Instead, he epitomizes a "stupid party" he claimed to reject.
Sen. Ted Cruz steadfastly opposed a path to citizenship, and voted against the bill that Sen. Marco Rubio supported. Yet somehow their positions are basically the same?
In Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, both Senator Rand Paul and former Governor Jeb Bush tried to offer a new Republican approach to climate, and both got tied up in knots.
Democrats have won the presidential popular vote for five of the last six elections. So don't let anyone tell you than the midterms and off-year election results mean that the nation is fundamentally conservative and Republican.
Now is the time to use the momentum from the Keystone pipeline decision, and mobilize for a broad cap on carbon emissions and a massive investment in clean energy jobs.
The leader of a fossil fuel divestment movement explains how he is carrying out the vision of his grandfather, Vice-President Henry Wallace, who once called for the "Century of the Common Man."
Sen. Marco Rubio is not the first presidential candidate to miss Senate votes. What he really missed was the chance to prove he could be a leader. His one try on immigration was a colossal disaster and he never tried again.
Sen. Marco Rubio has been christened the winner of the last debate by the pundits after staring down Jeb Bush's attack on his senatorial attendance record. But what did he actually say about his ideas and policies?
A candidate at tonight's debate who wants to shake up the race would turn to Ted Cruz and say: "That's great that you wanted to defund Planned Parenthood. Yet you concocted a ridiculous legislative strategy with no plan to win."
Instead of spending the time to identify new ideas, craft polices and corral support for those policies among party members, Republicans spent the last few years going down the Benghazi and IRS rabbit holes.
One can hope that Justin Trudeau's victory in Canada will help advance our collective wisdom, and make it easier for politicians in the future to campaign on Economics 101.
If no leading Republican can stand up to the most extreme right-wing faction of the party now, don't be surprised if voters conclude that a Republican president would let the House Freedom Caucus run wild.
Canada's Liberal Party, after losing the prime ministership and being relegated to third party status, is on the cusp of regaining control of the government Monday. If so, it has John Maynard Keynes to thank.