A Baltimore Sun cartoon of the 1916 candidates. Charles Evans Hughes drives the car on the left.
With one year to go till the 2016 election, the candidates for presidency of the United States would do well to see what failure looked like 100 years ago.
Nobody wants you when you’re down and out: Jeb Bush.
The Republican base wants its country back from the "insiders" – by which it means anyone with conventional expertise.
Former New York Governor George Pataki: “I think part of the problem is the…way Republicans think about climate change.”
In the last Republican presidential debate, two candidates spoke out on climate change – a sign that the tide is turning away from linking conservative policies with denying climate change.
Representative Paul Ryan arrives to talk to the media after being nominated for speaker of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington October 28 2015.
Saying that Ayn Rand had some useful economic and political ideas does not, however, compel Ryan to adopt her entire philosophy lock, stock and barrel.
From outside the US, Donald Trump might seem a buffoon who cannot be seriously thought of as president.
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The generation who grew up during the Cold War and came to age through the unrest of Vietnam and the civil rights movement still dominate American politics.
Boehner quits on Friday, September 25.
The speaker calls it quits after five years of trying to get Tea Party leaders to stop squabbling and play nice. The road ahead looks rocky for the GOP.
The angry right wing of American politics is mired in a swamp of outrage and victimhood. 'Twas ever thus.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Trump's stance on immigration and citizenship demonstrates a lack of knowledge of both constitutional law and economic realities.
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Public opinion on the flag may have shifted with lightning speed, but how did it hold on as long as it did? The answer has to do with how it served both Democratic and Republican parties alike.
The Confederate Battle Flag in front of the South Carolina State House.
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.
Could a decision against the government in King v Burwell lead to a backlash against the GOP?
Supporting a decision that leaves six million people without coverage and raises premiums for others could further the image of the Republican Party as an uncaring party of the wealthy.
Hat in the ring. Jeb Bush pictured in 2013.
When considering US elections it pays to "follow the money" -- and not just the campaign donations. Head to the bookies, not the polls, to see who's really in with a shout.
Voters face an illusion of choice.
With Jeb Bush and Rick Perry as the latest hopefuls, the Republican presidential race looks like a free for all. Close examination shows voters are faced with fewer choices than ever before.
Country music executives seem intent on crafting a homogenous genre for the masses.
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For 50 years, country music executives in Nashville have tried to dilute the genre's rich, diverse history.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush: Super PAC darling
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Likely presidential hopeful Jeb Bush may be first among equals in support from mega-rich Super PACS but dough alone is not enough to get to the front of the pack in Republican politics
Jimmy Carter was a long shot who won the White House.
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The obscure candidates jumping into the Republican race for president will likely only see the inside of the White House on a tour. Yet long-shot candidates persist. Why?
Voting for tomorrow
Last week the race for the Republic presidential nomination was kicked off in earnest by the Conservative Political Action’s annual Conference. Yes, they all, predictably, want to “save our country” from…
Barack Obama outlined a vision of post-recession liberalism that was at once hopeful and limited in his State of the Union address.
On Tuesday night (US time), President Barack Obama gave his second-last State of the Union address – and the last one that has the potential to shape his legacy. Next year the country will be caught up…
Republican senator Mitch McConnell says the new climate deal will let China “do nothing” until 2030. Far from it.
“As I read the agreement it requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years while these carbon emissions regulations are creating havoc in my state and around the country.” – US Republican Senate…
A relieved and re-elected Sam Brownback.
The 2014 midterm elections were full of surprises, mostly bad for the Democratic Party. Many Democratic candidates were defeated in races where the polls showed them with small but consistent leads. Chief…