The Arizona senator remains among the craven Republican officials who have endorsed Donald Trump for president, even though they know he is unfit to fill that office—and especially the role of commander in chief.
The Supreme Court justice masterminded the 2010 decision to undo a century of public-interest regulation of campaign expenditures in the name of "free speech." He had every reason to know how damaging that decision would prove to be.
Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability -- and the nation's greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.
Republican congressional leaders in both houses know they can continue to lie and deny on climate, so long as the nation's business leaders fail to demand change. Although they will always collect millions from ExxonMobil, the Koch brothers and assorted fossil fuel profiteers, they might begin to worry if other economic interests that have traditionally supported them suddenly turned off the money and turned on the pressure.
Once upon a time, socialists running for president in the United States had to explain that while they had no chance of actually winning an election, their campaigns were aimed at "educating" voters -- about socialism.
For people who so often accuse Hillary Clinton of lying, the Republican presidential candidates seem to feel perfectly free to bend, twist and shred the truth at will. Unsurprisingly, that is just what several of them were caught doing in their free-for-all CNBC debate.
To watch Clinton's Republican antagonists during Thursday's public hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi was to wonder how they could possibly behave the way they did. Often, the sheer mindlessness was stunning.
Ever since House Speaker John Boehner unveiled yet another committee to investigate Benghazi -- the eighth congressional panel to investigate that September 2012 tragedy, along with a State Department Accountability Review Board -- suspicions have festered that its purpose was purely partisan and political.
The Republican rejection of reality -- which these candidates will act out in debate after debate for months to come -- inflicts grave costs on this country every day. It is hard to imagine the damage that will be done if one of these deceivers comes to power.
Genuine conservatives aren't wrong to fret, but they seem unwilling or unable to grasp the clearest evidence that Trump is channeling toxic currents from the past -- namely, his appeals to racial bigotry, his truculent attitude toward other nations and his extremist "solution" to illegal immigration. Genuine conservatives aren't wrong to fret, but they seem unwilling or unable to grasp the clearest evidence that Trump is channeling toxic currents from the past -- namely, his appeals to racial bigotry, his truculent attitude toward other nations and his extremist "solution" to illegal immigration.