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Wendy Davis Again Defends Wheelchair Ad

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Tuesday continued to defend an ad that highlights opponent Greg Abbott’s confinement to a wheelchair, saying the commercial is about his “hypocrisy” on lawsuit reforms and insisting that the ad is “absolutely not” a personal attack.<p>“This ad really is …

Government

Hillary Clinton’s best campaign surrogate is barely a month old

The prospect of Grandmother Hillary Clinton offered so many opportunities for political reporters and pundits to chew over so very many things.<p>How would Clinton weigh being a grandmother against being president? Could she in fact do both, or would the pull of knitting booties just be too …

How to Talk Like a Politician

Just follow these five simple tips and you'll be on your way to the big leagues.<p>No matter what your political beliefs, you probably long ago reached one conclusion about our nation’s public servants: As much as they love to hear themselves talk, many of them aren’t very good at it.<p>It doesn’t have …

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

Help, We're in a Living Hell and Don't Know How to Get Out

I spoke with ninety members of the House and Senate about what's gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.<p><b>"I didn't get elected to Congress to not get things done—most people here want to get things done. I didn't get elected to Congress to make meaningless speeches on C-SPAN</b> …

U.S. Politics

Here Are 5 of The Most Dishonest Political Ads of 2014

We are deep in the heart of ‘gotcha’ season, with campaigns drudging up petty scandals to fire in attack ads rather than focusing on substantive …

Affordable Care Act

The Language That Divides America: From Red And Blue To Percents

The thing I found interesting about the "latte salute" foofaraw was that people were calling it that. Why did they feel the need to suggest that it was a latte that the president was holding when he made that perfunctory salute to the Marines as he left his helicopter last month? How can a latte …

How to Defend Democrats Without Defending Obama

Bill Clinton returns to stump in Arkansas, where he is loved but the president is not.<p>Bill Clinton came home to Arkansas on Monday to turn out Democrats in a state that has become a bright shade of red in the 22 years since he left the governor's office for the White House.<p>He didn't mince …

In Defense of Obama

The Nobel Prize-winning economist, once one of the president’s most notable critics, on why Obama is a historic success<p>When it comes to Barack Obama, …

Corporate U.S. Healthiest in Decades Under Obama on Debt

Steve Wynn, founder of the Wynn Resorts Ltd. casino empire, once called President Barack Obama’s administration “the greatest wet blanket to business …

Can Analytics Bring the Detroit Red Wings Success?

Advanced statistics and analytics are a growing trend in the NHL.<p>They provide unique ways of perceiving a player's and team's effectiveness on the ice in different game situations.<p>Most of these numbers are not officially recognized statistics, but that has not stopped coaches and team personnel …

Ice Hockey