The people who created, executed, and continue to defend the torture program don't want history to declare them the villains of this story. But that's what they are.
How Mary Landrieu's loss should change the conversation
Both Democrats and Republicans have their internal arguments, but the GOP's sure look more intense.
A refusal to pander may sound principled, but it isn't going to win you the Iowa caucus.
He's (probably) running for president to make the party more than a collection of "interest groups." But what is he actually proposing?
Ben Carson is actually running for president, and he's going to be in it for the long haul.
It is wrong that we have economic institutions that leave many parents with resources so inadequate that they cannot buy things for their children. Why not help them out and pump money back into the economy?
Symbolism now, a battle delayed, and as always, a healthy dose of kabuki.
All the criticisms of him for being too "passive" were just a cover for substantive disagreement.
But rest assured, He'll be talking to the candidates soon.
They're enraged now. But don't be surprised if this issue fades away.
It isn't about the substance, and it's only partly about presidential power.
The latest crime statistics show that the country continues to get safer.
Watch for a shift in their perspective, which is already underway.
Let's try to be honest about what we're talking about here.