Instead of maintaining the proud legacy of the Republican Party – started by Abraham Lincoln – of tearing down the walls of racial discrimination, we have backtracked. We should all be for an end to racial discrimination.
Condoleezza Rice may top the list of prospects for the US Senate in a new poll, but that doesn't mean she can win in the sixth bluest state in the nation, especially once her role in the Iraq war resurfaces in a rough-and-tumble campaign.
Historically, support for Israel has been a bipartisan affair on Capitol Hill. But the prospect of Prime Minister Netanyahu criticizing President Obama over Iran policy in a speech to Congress next month has sparked partisan ire.
Republicans took a hit in the polls after a government shutdown in 2013, yet still won control of Congress in 2014. This time, there is no Democratic majority to blame.
Congressional Democrats are arguing that the approximately 4 million uninsured – who now owe tax penalties – should get a second chance to sign up for Obamacare. For 2014, the fine for remaining uninsured was $95 or 1 percent of household income, due with 2014 returns, but the fine goes up for 2015 and 2016.