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What others say: The GOP's renewable fuel evangelists

Some of our media friends gripe that Iowa is the wrong state to start the GOP presidential race because it's full of social conservatives. The real reason it's a bad place to start is because it's the heartland of Republican...
Bob Franken: Bitter, nasty medicine

...who believes that his Jersey way of bad manners will work on the national level. He's all but sure to get in the presidential race. The best that can be said about him is that he runs a real mean charm offensive.Of course, it's not hard to...
Bob Franken: Mitt, Bibi and their common enemy

Now that Mitt Romney has done his famous back-stepping one more time and withdrawn from the presidential race, he doesn't have to be concerned about poverty and the middle class anymore. At least for the moment. I say that because buried...
Franken: Seeing the future look like the past

...resolutions, the ones we mostly break, doing further harm to our self-esteem.Where do we start? How about the presidential race and what we can expect from those public figures who have far too much self-esteem, so much that they think they...
Rich Lowry: A tired party

...failed miserably.As in 2010, the Republicans have gotten another jolt of new talent. Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential race, they are brimming with young, new entrants on the national stage, whereas the Democrats prepare to nominate by...
Bob Franken: Prep post Obama

...Ron block.Ted Cruz wins the cheap-shot battle against the other hard-right wingnuts and tries to turn the GOP presidential race into the new Crusade. The obvious advantage for him is that he appeals to his party's religiously intolerant base...
Sullivan holds election day lead over Begich

...legalize marijuana, surpassed 2010, when there was another high-profile Senate race in Alaska, and the 2012 presidential race. The GOP needed to pick up six seats nationally to regain control of the chamber and did so Tuesday, as polls were...
News any in their 2012 presidential loss. It's the one problem the party declared it must resolve to win future presidential races. And it still managed to bedevil the party again last week, when House Republicans splintered and stumbled for... minister - not the president - is head of the executive.Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Erdogan's main rival in the presidential race, has vowed to uphold the president's traditional role. He says he is against the accumulation of too much power...
Bob Franken: Should we even bother to vote?

...where the Democratic candidate, Alison Grimes, isn't even willing to say whether she voted for Mr. Obama in his presidential races. He's that unpopular in the state.In the process, though, Mrs. Grimes has embarrassed herself to the point...


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