WASHINGTON - In 1868, Horatio Seymour ran for president as the nominee of the Democratic Party, or the "white man's party," as it was called. The Democratic heartland in those days was the "reconstructed" South.
Gas may be getting expensive, but talk is still cheap. So politicians are responding to the latest spike in petroleum prices as they always do: with a barrage of partisan accusations that has much more to do with exploiting the issue than addressing it.
WASHINGTON - The 2012 U.S. elections could be the most exciting and consequential in years. In Wisconsin, we might be looking at political Armageddon.
Wisconsin is a swing state in the presidential race. There is a wide-open contest for the U.S.
WASHINGTON - The most important social trend of the past 20 years is as positive as it is underappreciated: the United States' plunging crime rate.
Between 1991 and 2010, the homicide rate in the United States fell 51 percent, from 9.
Statistics show rising income inequality in the United States. But, contrary to the impression created by the Occupy protests, and media coverage thereof, statistics also show that Americans worry less about inequality than they used to.
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Ron Paul and his supporters gripe that the media do not give his campaign the attention it deserves. Okay, let’s focus on his animadversions in Wednesday night’s Republican debate. He seemed to advocate a new system of silver coinage, just like the one we had in the 18th century: “I can get yo...