We can go to the moon, split atoms to power submarines, squeeze profits from a 99 cent hamburger and watch football highlights on cell phones. But the most successful democracy in human history has yet to figure out how to conduct a proper election. As itRead more »
John McCain has declared that he counts himself as a Republican "in the Theodore Roosevelt mold."

But it's hard to square Senator McCain's candidacy with his hero worship of the 26th President.

Theodore Roosevelt repeatedly strainedRead more »
When the American economy enters a downturn, you often hear the experts debating whether it is likely to be V-shaped (short and sharp) or U-shaped (longer but milder). Today, the American economy may be entering a downturn that is best described as L-shapRead more »
Here's what strikes me this election eve: I can't remember a presidential campaign that was so disconnected from the actual challenges of governing that will confront the winner the morning after. When this election campaign began two years ago, the big iRead more »
An unscientific poll of 109 professional historians this year found that 61 percent rated President Bush as the worst president in American history.

A couple of others judged him second-worst, after James Buchanan, whose incompetence set the stRead more »
The world is in economic turmoil
The Republican IT guru, recently described as a "high tech Forrest Gump" for his proclivity to be "at the scene" of so many troubling elections since 2000, and even at the heart of the "lost" White House email scandal, has been ordered by a federalRead more »
Did we really expect President Bush and Vice President Cheney to go quietly?

R. Jeffrey Smith writes: "The White House is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting conRead more »
A funny thing happened on the way to the bailout. A number of the members of the bucket brigade

John McCain has declared from swing state to swing state, "I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republicana" Does McCain realize that President Roosevelt advocated for progressive taxationajust like Senator Obama. McCain has labeled Obama a socialist for his position on taxes. However, in his own words Roosevelt stated: "We grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to the community.Read more »

John McCain has declared from swing state to swing state, "I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republicana" Read more »

A growing number of voters have concluded that Senator John McCain's running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, is not qualified to be vice president, weighing down the Republican ticket in the last days of the campaign, according to the latest New York TiRead more »