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Let's get serious about Social Security, Medicare reform

U.S. House Democrats have signed a letter urging President Obama to oppose any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlements. That's the last thing we need.

March 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama's 'They Deserve a vote" is smart start to a second term

State of the Union addresses are traditionally laundry lists of policy proposals. President Obama's this week started that way, but it ended as the most emotional speech before a joint session of Congress in modern memory.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Divining Obama's next act from first-term record

Presidential inaugurations are traditionally occasions for stroking one's chin and offering sober assessments of what the president and the nation can accomplish in the next four years.

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

GOP aims to keep young people, minorities from polls

Mitt Romney was in Michigan this week trying to make it competitive in the presidential election. It's a steep climb for the native Michigander because President Obama's auto bailout, which Romney opposed, has helped bring the state's unemployment rate down by 5.7 points since 2009.

June 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Of jobs and men: Campaign has Steinbeck-like qualities

Stuart Stevens, who is Mitt Romney's chief strategist, is also a novelist and memoirist, and last week he offered me a couple of bon mots that help frame the challenge President Barack Obama faces as the economy sputters.

June 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Romney, Obama oceans apart on investing in America

We can already see the next six months in American politics: Tit for tat. Blow for blow. You're Richie Rich. You're Jimmy Carter. This is what presidential elections have been about since 1800.

May 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Big fat lies of 2011

"Have It Your Way," the Burger King slogan goes. And most politicians do, twisting words to fit their interests. But sometimes they go beyond french-frying facts to serving whoppers.

December 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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