We hear often about the disappearing center in politics, polarization, and the inability and lack of desire to compromise. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.
Ilya Gutman is an immigrant from the Soviet Union who now lives and works in Marshall, Minnesota.
If one doesn’t want to see real problems, proposed solutions will just make things worse.
While America is not perfect, and health benefits or new mothers’ protection may be better across the ocean, no country is better overall.
It should be obvious that the best place to present policy positions and explain them is the candidate’s website. Formats should be matching for each candidate.
The first thing to do is to simplify the problem — by defining allies to help, foes to harm or destroy, and adversaries to partially satisfy but not strengthen.
Ideally, it all should be irrelevant, and I wouldn’t be writing about this if not for a constant flow of Clinton’s supporters making a big deal out of her chance to become the first woman president.
But before getting into them, let’s analyze the setup first. As with any negotiations, it matters a lot (to the point of being the deciding factor) who needs the deal more.
Why does Iran want nukes? It doesn’t need a nuclear bomb for security, but nuclear weapons give tremendous clout and influence — and practical impunity for anything.
Government officials do not deal with their own money and, as a result, most of them do not care how money is spent.
Tim Scott is the first black Republican to win a South Carolina Senate seat since the Reconstruction. There and elsewhere, ideology trumped racial considerations.
In my mind, it makes sense that if a law cannot be applied consistently, it should not be on the books.
How to guarantee high-quality candidates and increase the number of knowledgeable voters while providing confidence that their votes will truly count.
Considering race in merit-based selections is unfair and unconstitutional, no matter how Justice Sonia Sotomayor tries to justify it.
The way to get out of poverty is to get an education and work hard, and it should be each individual’s responsibility, not the government’s.
If an assessment is misaligned with the standard, the reasonable solution would be to change the assessment — not to get rid of it.