Public officials are very selective about when violence and death matter. Massacres and terrorist incidents cannot be ignored, but the day-to-day toll from gun violence is often swept aside. Politicians who tout themselves as advocates of law and order don't want to be unmasked as caring even more about their ratings from gun lobbyists.
Voters in Wisconsin bought the tea party line because the president and his party have not been able to provide a believable alternative.
As millions of dollars in dark right-wing money pour into the state to preserve Gov. Scott Walker from his progressive opposition, it seems relevant that he and many top aides are under investigation in a campaign finance and corruption scandal that has been growing for two years.
The left will make a big mistake if it ignores the lessons of the failed recall of Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin. The right will make an even bigger error if it allows the Wisconsin results to feed its inclination toward winner-take-all politics.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Wisconsin exit polls, President Obama's position on the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and the slap heard ’round the Badger State.
Multiple news outlets have called the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election for Scott Walker By winning the election Tuesday night, the Republican became the first US governor to survive a recall attempt that reached the ballot By winning the election Tuesday night in Wisconsin, Scott Walker became the first U.
Scott Walker is looking to do what no other US governor has ever done: keep his office after a recall election Walker is just the third governor to face a recall ballot in U history .
Gov. Scott Walker is not being challenged because he pursued conservative policies but because Wisconsin has become the most glaring example of a new and genuinely alarming approach to politics on the right.