Although he has denounced Donald Trump, critics can't forget that he beat the drum loudly for U.S. troops in Iraq.
If there are too many scandals to seize our attention, all of them taken together can allow unpopular policies to take root without scrutiny.
The journey of the retiring speaker of the House may be tragic, but he bears great responsibility for the trouble he and the Republican Party face.
Conservatism has turned itself into a civic religion, bringing lasting effects. Religions are not easily reformed, doctrines not easily changed, disciples not easily converted.
Some in Congress hope to drop a 1950s-era amendment from the final tax bill and allow nonprofits to engage in political activity without losing tax-exempt status.
Born into the conservative movement, the Supreme Court nominee has been well trained in its ideological orthodoxy.
Advocates promise that growing GOP dominance in statehouses will unleash a wave of laws to cut business taxes, restrict unions and expand school privatization.