Many voters remember the disastrous 2012 presidential run by Gov. Rick Perry, highlighted by his 'oops' when words failed him in a debate. Now, he's spending two days in the key early-voting state of New Hampshire.
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.
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.
Twitter’s influence as a platform for sharing political stories is on the rise. Just compare coverage of the Michael Brown shooting to that of Trayvon Martin’s two years earlier. What's not clear is how this coverage is affecting attitudes toward US politics.
President Obama hasn't won big praise – but also apparently hasn't polarized the public deeply – with his handling of the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., after a black teen was killed by a white police officer.
Ferguson is two-thirds black, but its local government – the mayor along with five of six council members – is white. One reason is how elections are structured.
Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was once prosecuted by the same unit that has now indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
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.