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Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent bid

In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider an jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate. William Kristol, the longtime editor of The Weekly Standard magazine an [...]

Stop treating advocates for the militia movement as legitimate voices in debate over gun violence

Toddlers with access to guns have shot themselves or other people at a rate well above one per week this year, a steep increase from last year and, again, these represent only a tiny fraction of all so-called “accidental” shootings. This is America, however, and if the gun lob [...]

Yes, more Donald Trump, because this is how he pivots to ‘general election’ mode

So Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham announced today that he couldn’t vote for Donald Trump. A reasonable fellow would respond with “Sorry to hear that, but I hope to spend the next few months proving to Lindsey and anyone like him that we have more in common than they do with Hillary Clinto [...]

Cartoon: Ted Cruz’s path to the presidency

The primaries are winding down, and it’s pretty clear who the nominees will be. So I wanted to needle Creepy Ted Cruz once more before attention shifts to the general election, which promises to be slightly less interminable than primary season. Go to Source : Cartoon: Ted Cruz& [...]

Two of Donald Trump’s defeated rivals said Friday that they will not support him in the general election, predicting disast [...]

During floor addresses urging Congress to act on President Obama’s $1.9 billion request for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus, a num [...]

Donald Trump will appear at a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the state Republican Party on May 19, according t [...]

Jeb Bush Won’t Vote for Trump

Jeb Bush won’t be voting Republican this fall. The former presidential candidate wrote on Facebook Friday afternoon that he won’t be voting for Donald Trump, the GOP’s presumptive nominee, in the general election. But it looks like Bush will just skip voting for presiden [...]

Apparently intentionally, Democrats have seized upon the nickname “Dangerous Donald” to refer to their general election o [...]

Apparently intentionally, Democrats have seized upon the nickname “Dangerous Donald” to refer to their general election o [...]

The popular narrative is that the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” — Joe Scarborough, in particular — are too cozy [...]

A Century of Conflicted, Complicated Motherhood in Art

In Elena Ferrante’s Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the narrator, a writer named Elena Greco, has recently given birth to her first child. Elena’s baby becomes “troublesome”: She cries and writhes for hours, and rejects breastfeeding. Elena’s own body rebels against her—she develops a [...]

Putin Did Not Call Trump a ‘Genius’

Donald Trump continues to make the puffed-up assertion that Russian President Vladimir Putin called him a “genius.” Russian language experts tell us that Putin described Trump as “colorful” or maybe “bright,” depending on how one translates Putin’s word [...]

Obama Was Joking, Trump Wasn’t

At the White House Correspondent’s Dinner last weekend, President Obama made a joke about Donald Trump’s foreign policy experience. The Republican establishment is incredulous that he is their most likely nominee — incredulous, shocking. They say Donald lacks the foreig [...]

It was when the clock on the post office building struck 3 that the march began. As The Washington Post reported in its Aug. 9, 1 [...]

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) served notice Friday afternoon that he won’t vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump for president i [...]

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) served notice Friday afternoon that he won’t vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump for president in No [...]

Republican congressman: ‘I think that Social Security was a bad idea’

Sometimes, some Republican says something so stupid, we don’t even need to explain why it’s so profoundly idiotic. This is one of those times. Here’s freshman GOP Rep. Steve Knight, at a debate with his two Democratic opponents Thursday night: “I think that Social Securi [...]

This Short Film Explains Why Businesses Should Maximize Value Over Profit

Aspiring documentary filmmaker Taylor Erickson has a theory: If businesses put the interests of their customers over short-term profits, they’ll be more successful in the long run, and society will be better off for it. “When I was thinking about the economy, that was the fir [...]