The answers to some questions are difficult. This answer’s easy: It doesn’t matter whether voters “should” remember Bill when considering Hillary, as the InsideSources.com debate asks. For the fact is, voters will remember Bill. They are remembering him. And those memories already are playing a huge role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential race, for better or for worse.
There’s a reason beyond garden-variety partisanship that Senate Republicans resist even holding hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Their gambit evades a full and open debate over the conservative judicial agenda, which is to use the high court in an aggressive and political way to reverse decades of progressive legislation.
One of the oddest documents in a very odd political year is the transcript of an interview conducted by National Public Radio last week with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. He had previously endorsed Mike Huckabee for the Republican presidential nomination and later Marco Rubio and now he was “without a candidate” and, it seems, without much in the way of political integrity, either. He did not rule out endorsing Donald Trump.
In Rep. Dave Baker’s column, “Tax relief is a House priority,” in the March 7 West Central Tribune, he cites “the governor’s insistence on increasing the gas tax by a...
I would like to speak to the selection and appointment process for boards and commissions for the Willmar City Council. First, the Willmar city charter clearly states that recommendations come...
In a span of about 12 hours, Americans were given definitive evidence that the Republican Party is now in thrall to its most ideologically and tactically extreme forces while the Democrats still look to the center ground and to compromise. Exhibit A: The results of Tuesday’s primaries. Exhibit B: President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, as moderate and consensus-building a choice as he could have made, to the Supreme Court.
Whenever I hear the words “centrist” or “moderate,” especially when they come from The New York Times and The Washington Post, the words “liberal” and “cover-up” immediately come to mind. Since President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, a confirmed conservative, the words “centrist” and “moderate” have been repeated ad nauseam.
The Republican Party’s incoherent response to the Supreme Court vacancy is a partisan reflex in search of a justifying principle. The multiplicity of Republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider Merrick Garland radiates insincerity.
Congratulations, Marco Rubio. You’re free.
Maybe Rep. Dan Schoen and his liberal cohorts should get their facts straight before they bring out new bills or talk to reporters. Schoen says a background check only takes...