As I See It

As I See It by Cynthia Tucker

January 31, 2015

Despite Conservative Republicans, Gay Marriage Will Prevail

She didn't mean it. Alabama state legislator Patricia Todd now says she's not going to name those among her conservative colleagues who have had extramarital dalliances, although she had threatened to do so. But she has stiffened her resolve about this much: She'll continue to combat anti-gay... continue

January 24, 2015

GOP Thinks the '47 Percent' Aren't Trying Hard Enough

Remember the "47 percent"? During his 2012 campaign for the presidency, Mitt Romney was caught on tape describing nearly half the country in disparaging terms, labeling them moochers who want handouts. They are voters "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who... continue

January 17, 2015

Republicans Now Take Credit for the Recovery They Sabotaged

This is unlikely to prompt anyone to break out the bubbly in the Oval Office, but last week's poll numbers are nevertheless good news for President Obama. Since Democrats were thrashed in November's midterm elections, the president's approval ratings have been on the upswing. As he prepares to... continue

January 10, 2015

Despite Our Frigid Winter, the Earth Is Getting Hotter

Still shivering from the frigid Arctic air that engulfed much of the country last week? Did you have to dig out your kids' thermal underwear? I did -- though I live on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where the moderate temperatures hold down sales of winter coats. The Arctic blast was so severe that it prompted... continue

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