The US Congress is regularly described as inefficient, ineffective, and polarized. How accurate is that description? What reforms might make it more effective? And what should be the standard for judging those reforms?
Denial is alive and well amongst certain Labour voters in UK. In an extraordinary outburst, Labour leader’s brother, Piers Corbyn, claims the BBC, Britain’s public TV service, is “evil” in doing all it can to deny his brother victory in the June 8 General Election.
The special elections show that Trump-brand Republicanism is unpopular with high-education voters and has made zero inroads among Trump opponents.
I don’t think the death penalty is bad, but if you want to get rid of it, amend the Constitution. Otherwise, opponents should stop pretending their real objection is something else.
The jury is out on whether the nature of the environment issue is changing. At this early stage, there are hints in polling data that it is. But the longer-term picture suggests that most people will continue to be sympathetic on environmental issues, but not actively involved, and that deep partisan divisions will continue.
This AEI Public Opinion Study examines historical polling data on major environmental and energy issues.
Given the dynamics of special elections, this looks something like a traditional, pre-Trump margin in what has been a safe Republican seat for 20 years.
The Republicans should immediately grant Flynn’s offer to testify with immunity.
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz has decided not to run for reelection. Republicans have had a hard time congealing around a consistent party message and being the person in the middle of ethical controversies it is very a difficult job. There have been some issues surrounding the transparency of the Trump administration and President Trump’s unwillingness to release his tax returns.
Erdogan may control the media in Turkey, but he cannot suppress evidence of massive fraud which seems to have changed the outcome of the referendum.