Fixing a Problem by Making it Worse

It’s kind of a funny thing. Maybe it’s just the result of a continuous news cycle that is colored with proudly biased commentary from all sides. Maybe it’s the doom and gloom nature of politics themselves. Whatever the cause, people have begun writing obituaries for the GOP and...

Will A New Brand Bring Old Problems?

For years now, the Republican brand has been a terror on electoral politics; Karl Rove mastered the strategy of 50+1% politics while the Democrats stood around like the Washington Senators to the GOP Globetrotters. In any given election, the Republicans seemed to know exactly the right hot button issue to...

Gay Marriage in California: My Initial Reaction

I’m just stepping on toes today, and for that I apologize to my colleagues, but there are times when you just have to say what you have to say. As my colleague Mac reported earlier, the highly anticipated decision by California’s Supreme Court on whether or not gay marriage should be legal came...

I Tried To Watch The Republican Debate So You Didn’t Have To…

…but I kind of failed.  Nothing important came up, and I even had the feed with the reaction bar superimposed over the candidates set up.  But when a friend came by my office to chat, I gratefully took it as an excuse to ignore what was going on. I’m sorry, Republicans still having convservative...