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January 01, 1990 - September 13, 2012 + To the Point
The last time a party "nominating convention" actually nominated a presidential candidate was in 1976, but that doesn’t mean today's TV extravaganzas aren't important.
Political platforms are exercises in democracy that give voice to grassroots activists. Do both parties share the risk of platforms that cater to narrow constituencies?
Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) won the nomination for a US Senate seat without support of the party establishment. Now he's defied Mitt Romney's request that...
Medicare and Social Security are issues in the presidential campaign. With young workers paying benefits for the elderly, who are better off, will that divide...
Never mind the November election or the US Supreme Court. The biggest challenge to President Obama's Affordable Care Act is a shortage of doctors.
Thousands may be lining up, but President Obama's "modified Dream Act" may be less than it seems to illegal immigrants brought here as children and...
The choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate: a political master-stroke or a hail-Mary pass to get the GOP challenger back in the...
Egypt's elected President has suddenly seized new powers, thrown out veterans of the Mubarak dictatorship and even replaced the editors of state-owned newspapers.
In the warmest year in America’s recorded history, polls show many American voters want action on climate change. With scientific warnings more frightening than ever,...
Will Paul Ryan Change the Nature of the Presidential Campaign? Mitt Romney's choice of running mate has invigorated both Republicans and Democrats. Also, Egyptian President...
As more world records are falling in London, will athletes continue to be “faster, higher and stronger” as called for by the Olympic motto? Also,...
As crisis grows more dangerous by the day, nobody yet knows what the Obama Administration is doing to help Syrian rebels against the al-Assad regime....
From September 11, 2001 to this weekend’s murders in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, it’s reported that Sikhs have been attacked because they’re mistaken for Muslims. Meantime,...
Wade Michael Page attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin raises disturbing questions about American intolerance of a major religion.
The latest Wall Street chaos reveals how computerized algorithms control financial markets. What's their role in retail customer service and choosing the next music star?