Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss whether it's "Onward to the 7th Century" in Iraq, the Republican attempt to elect a new leader after Eric Cantor's shocking loss and the accusation that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was involved in a criminal scheme to stave off recall efforts in 2012.
A number of new studies and analyses are indicating that Americans, who once chose neighborhoods that reflected their own ethnicity and religion, are now moving to places where they feel ideologically comfortable -- a development that will make American politics even more polarized than it already is.
The 2014 campaign is being waged against a backdrop of national news dominated by everything except the core economic worries of most Americans.
Salon columnist Thomas Frank explains House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprising loss to a tea party primary challenger last week as "part of a long-running and basically unchanging Republican melodrama. …An eternal populist revolt against leaders who never produce and problems that never get solved."
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's unexpected loss to a tea party challenger. The National Review's Rich Lowry calls it "one of the most stunning upsets any of us have ever witnessed." Scheer says the defeat is "a response to pain" in the region. And what should the U.S. do as Sunni insurgents advance in Iraq?
The Republican Party's reliance on tea party support is like an addict's dependence on a dangerous drug: It may feel good at first, but eventually it eats you alive.
Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor may have an incoming successor already.
In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: "In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside."
Newly defeated Rep. Eric Cantor will hang up his hat as House majority leader July 31, a GOP source in Congress confirmed Wednesday.
Rep. Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday in the Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District by Dave Brat in an upset.