Ain’t no molehill small enough …

— President Obama’s decision to restore the original Native American name to our continent’s tallest mountain was met by an entirely expected chorus of wails from right-wingers and racists. Dead white guys need love, too, even if they’d never...

One flew over …

— The preliminary details of a framework for a diplomatic deal regarding Iran’s nuclear power program are emerging, much to the consternation of hawks in Israel and D.C. who tried mightily to strangle the effort in its crib. For the moment, at least, the...

Seeing stars

— John Boehner’s and Benjamin Netanyahu’s geopolitical dog-and-pony show last Tuesday was one for the books. The Israeli prime minister spoke before a rapturous GOP-controlled joint session of congress about the President Obama’s dangerous (sez...

OK, maybe not

— As the sun dawned earlier this year on the 114th Congress, freshly minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in interviews that Job One for the GOP in both houses was to prove to the American people that “we can govern.” If the past...

The addict

— House Speaker John Boehner’s continuing inability (or unwillingness) to rein in the tea party caucus’s more nihilistic tendencies — most notably their refusal to govern and insistence on futile confrontation with Democrats and the White House...