The case against Officer Darren Wilson isn't likely to be the slam dunk that protesters in Ferguson, Mo., expect. There are significant issues in this case at the state level, and a federal civil rights case would be even more complicated.
'I do not think it is presidential to be splashed with ice water,' Bush says in a video before being doused ... and then challenging another former president, Bill Clinton. President Obama has been challenged but so far has declined.
Talking tough makes some political sense for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, if the concern is getting base voters to the polls in November. But that strategy could do real harm to the GOP presidential nominee in 2016.
Some of the latest charges against Fareed Zakaria stretch the meaning of the term 'plagiarism,' one of those charges that can still be a career killer. For bloggers and those who read them: Here are some basics on what constitutes plagiarism in a digital age.
President Obama's remarks on the Michael Brown killing didn't light any fires. But maybe that was the point. Maybe the president does want to wait until all the facts are in, rather than following the Twitterverse into a headlong rush to judgment.
Second terms do seem to present their own problems for US presidents, usually in the form of policy overreach or scandal. But a longer term – or unlimited eligibility to seek reelection – may not protect the nation from the 'arrogance of power.'
When police dress for war and act like an occupying force, it's not just a concern for rioting urban neighborhoods. The militarization of civilian police pervades how police treat all citizens. It's not professional. It should stop.
The presidential election is still more than two years away, but appearing at this political sizzler is a totally logical move for Hillary Clinton. Chalk it up as the latest sign of a likely White House run.
Other presidents – especially George W. Bush – have left vacation to attend to business at the White House or elsewhere. But Obama's two-day diversion to Washington for 'meetings' is unusual.
Lots of folks, liberals included, think the charges are thin at best and spurious at worst. Also, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not running from the publicity around the indictment so much as trying to spin it to his advantage.
Montana's Senate seat appears a sure pickup for Republicans this fall, especially after Sen. John Walsh (D) dropped out. But the new Democratic candidate, Amanda Curtis, promises a fun ride to the finish.
Presidential Power's Sunday Shorts look at President Obama's White House bubble, whether America is a democracy or not, and the great teleprompter non-story.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony charges. Fellow Republican governors (and 2016 presidential hopefuls) Scott Walker and Chris Christie are facing probes, too.