The third branch of government that the Founding Fathers envisioned as impartial is now altered, and the effects of that will be seen for decades ahead, in great part due to the actions of the senator from hell.
McCain represented everything that Trump is not, everything that the United States no longer is.
Had Trump suddenly found his inner moderate; the thoughtful, sensitive, nuanced, civic-minded statesman struggling to emerge from the cocoon of vulgar, bombastic, billionaire and reality TV celebrity?
Perhaps Obama understands all this. Perhaps he knows that his political vision failed to heal America's divisions, but used his speech to make clear the kind of politics he believed should ultimately prevail.
Among Americans, the pessimism surrounding the possibility of agreement between their country's major political forces keeps growing. In daily press, radio and television reports, the most moderate political observers remember, not without a certain melancholy, a time when the debate inside and outside Congress was [Read more]
There are only two parties fighting for the White House: the Republican and the Democratic.