CONFUSED ABOUT POLITICS? IDEAS MATTER

I have one guiding maxim in my understanding and evaluation of politics – ideas matter. Politics in its simplest form is ideas applied. In political science this is called “praxis” – defined as “the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is...

SHE’S REALLY CUTE TOO

I may be the only delegate to the GOP convention in Cleveland who has round-the-clock immediate access to a brilliant Ph.D. political science professor. In fact, she’s staying in my room. You can follow Dr. Tracy Munsil’s blog the next two weeks on my website as she...

In the room where it happens …

I’m spending the next two weeks in Cleveland, Ohio – literally, in the room where American presidential politics will be happening during the Republican National Convention. What a treat for a political junkie like me! But I’m also a political science...

WELCOME TO CLEVELAND!

I’ve been all over America during my life, but this is my first stay in Cleveland. Here’s what I learned on day one: Apparently Cleveland has a professional basketball team, and apparently this team recently won its first-ever NBA championship in a huge upset, and as...
As The Left Turns

As The Left Turns

Maureen Dowd is a liberal New York Times columnist. This piece on the golfing president is an exercise in disgust and sarcasm. When liberal columnists in the New York Times turn on the president, that is a signal to the American left that their best hope to continue...

THE NON-SCANDAL

You could write a textbook on how to manufacture a scandal by watching the Democrats make hay over the forced resignations of a number of U.S. Attorneys. The non-scandal unfolds this way. First, Democrats accuse Republicans of doing something Democrats have always...
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