Wherefore art thou Rubio?

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote up or down on the nomination of Texas oilman Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. If they do not approve him, his nomination will go to the Senate floor without a recommendation, which would make it more...

The ups and downs of Trump’s transition

Any thought that the professions of President Obama and other Democrats that they would put the nation’s interest ahead of partisan politics and give President-elect Donald Trump some semblance of a honeymoon has disappeared as quickly as the GOP’s non-partisan...

Dixie rules in Trump cabinet

There have not been so many Southerners named to a presidential cabinet since Jefferson Davis. Eight of the cabinet-level members designated by President-elect Donald Trump are from the South. If confirmed, the following prominent Southerners will be holding important...

Will the Clinton avalanche engulf Dixie?

  With the election some two weeks away, a Democratic landslide grows more likely by the day. What’s more, even the Republican base in the South no longer seems immune. Polls show Hillary Clinton ahead in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, the once-swing...

Trump’s outreach to African Americans

  In an effort to broaden his appeal to include more support from the African-American community, Donald Trump made a high-profile call for bringing more jobs and more cops to black neighborhoods. However, he painted his hoped-for-supporters with a broad brush....

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