John McCain was a politician, not a maverick — he played ball, and sometimes compromised. Trump is the true maverick: He’s batshit crazy and there’s no dealing with him.
The “straight talk” people praise McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes.
If Congress gets out of the way.
Trump is extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters?
While candidates are busy ranting about Wall Street’s fat cats, taxpayers are left picking up their billion-dollar tab.
In the latest Republican Debate, Donald Trump vows to bring back waterboarding — an impeachable offence.
The pace of events exploding across the Middle East continues to quicken – and while it appears the Obama administration has no clear strategy for some of it, the fall-back position of the U.S. continues to make those developments even more dangerous.
The civil war in Syria is already expanding beyond the borders, with regional and potentially global consequences.
McCain’s trip to Syria, his calls for US air strikes, and arming rebels with heavy weapons seem designed to counter Obama plan to negotiate with Russia.
Sen. John McCain’s recent statements suggest that he doesn’t want to have a rational debate on immigration policy.
There is growing evidence that the United States was more than a bit player in the Honduran coup, writes columnist Conn Hallinan.
Upward wealth redistribution has taken billions of dollars out of the pockets of average Americans.
McCain and Palin shout triumphantly, “We’re winning the war in Iraq.” Such rhetoric collides painfully with reality.
President Bush continues to claim, and McCain and Palin repeat, “The Iraqis are better of because they’re free” and remain free thanks to the surge. But the new dictionary has interesting synonyms for the word “absurgeity.”
As we prepare for the post-election and post-inauguration periods we know, whoever wins, four more years of protest, mobilization, and political pressure will be required.