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23 Mar 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Republicans have been gunning for Social Security for decades. [read post]
24 Feb 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Two caucuses and two primaries, in states containing less than four percent of the nation’s population, have already narrowed the Republican presidential race down to three men with extremist views on a wide variety of issues: Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. [read post]
10 Feb 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The political commentariat is now busily pondering the results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. [read post]
27 Jan 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In early 2015, a remarkable thing happened. [read post]
25 Jan 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It is now widely known that the Republican-dominated government of Michigan created, through deliberate decisions as well as malign neglect, a public health emergency in the City of Flint. [read post]
13 Jan 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
When politicians need to make a safe appeal to voters, one of their tried-and-true applause lines is to declaim loudly that “our children and grandchildren” should be the focus of our concern. [read post]
16 Dec 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The escalating series of outrageous comments by Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail has reportedly created enormous headaches for the party’s leaders and backers. [read post]
8 Dec 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
After the Republican presidential candidates held one of their joint press conferences (also known, quite inaccurately, as debates) on the cable network CNBC in October, the candidates and their handlers engaged in a gratuitous round of press bashing by complaining vociferously about the questions that they were asked. [read post]
18 Nov 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The world is still in the early stages of trying to comprehend the horrors that took place in Paris last week. [read post]
7 Oct 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In the lead-up to the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, the surprise story has of course been the emergence and staying power (thus far) of Donald Trump. [read post]
9 Sep 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Congress is back in session, if only briefly, and the Republicans are eager to fight the budget wars again. [read post]
17 Aug 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
For far too many people in the United States, the issue of “illegal immigration” evokes visions of people crossing the border from Mexico, intent on taking American jobs and using government services without paying taxes. [read post]
10 Aug 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Although conservative politicians in the United States unleash their most passionate tirades on social issues—the contrived controversy over Planned Parenthood being only the most recent example—economic issues can also elicit white-hot, unreasoning rage. [read post]
29 Jul 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In my most recent Verdict column, I described why the conditions that Europe’s leaders have imposed on Greece are both unreasonable and economically myopic. [read post]
27 Jul 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The political crisis in Europe revolving around Greece’s economy is currently on hold. [read post]