World perplexed by U.S. shutdown

Oct 1, 2013

World perplexed by U.S. shutdown

As the U.S. government creaked toward a shutdown Monday, the world looked on with a little anxiety and a lot of dismay, and some people had trouble suppressing smirks. “To be honest, people are making a lot of jokes,” said Justice Malala, a political ...

Perry leaving Texas office, doesn't rule out '16 bid

Jul 9, 2013

Perry leaving Texas office, doesn't rule out '16 bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in the state’s history, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014 amid speculation that he will run again for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. “I remain excited about the future and the challenges ...

Baby names by red and blue, not pink and blue

Jun 24, 2013

Baby names by red and blue, not pink and blue

by John Sides

Republicans and Democrats don’t seem to agree on very much these days. They are divided on the kinds of television shows they watch, cars they drive and beers they drink. And now research by political scientists at the University of Chicago adds one more ...

Can GOP governors save their ailing party?

Apr 8, 2013

Can GOP governors save their ailing party?

by Dan Balz

The Republican National Committee (RNC) task force report painted a stark portrait of a party divided between its struggling federal wing and its thriving gubernatorial wing. The GOP’s path to rehabilitation may indeed run through the states, but some of the report’s assertions about ...