Elections & Voting

How Not to Respond to an Allegation

This way: [Herman Cain] was then asked, “Have you ever been accused, sir, in your life of harassment by a woman?” He breathed audibly, glared at the reporter and stayed silent for several seconds. After the question was repeated three times, he…



Most of Newt Gingrich’s Campaign Staff Resigns

Well, that was fun while it lasted. Which wasn't very long. The Washington Post is reporting today that the entire senior staff of the Gingrich campaign has resigned, apparently based on disagreements over "the path" that the campaign would be…



Is America Ready for a President With a Mustache?

With Trump out of the way, maybe former Bush official John Bolton has a better shot at the presidency, should he decide to run (maybe, but almost certainly not). But is America ready yet for another presidential mustache? That's what…


Trump Says He Won’t Run; Nation’s Comedians Mourn

Saying that “business is [his] greatest passion” and that he is “not ready to leave the private sector,” Donald Trump announced today that he would not run for president in 2012. Most likely, what he’s not ready to leave is…


Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew Is Running for Mayor of Miami

There's a clear front-runner for mayor of Miami, now that voters have recalled the current mayor, which they did last week. And that person, of course, is Luther Campbell. "I always had a passion for helping people," Campbell told Courthouse News, "so public office has…


Women’s Suffrage: a “Costly and Dangerous Experiment”?

After I noted that a U.S. Supreme Court justice had said in an interview that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment doesn't apply to women (hint: it wasn't Ginsburg, Kagan or Sotomayor who said this), someone wrote me to ask why,…