Friday Talking Points [400] -- A Campaign Retrospective, Part 1

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We begin today with a warning. Our regularly-scheduled Friday Talking Points are going on hiatus for at least three weeks. Next Friday, we’ll be heading to . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [400] — A Campaign Retrospective, Part 1

Friday Talking Points [399] -- Stop All The Madness

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We’re going to open this week’s column by quoting a Southern rock band from a while back. We have to admit that we never thought we’d ever . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [399] — Stop All The Madness

Friday Talking Points [398] -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

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We have to admit, we don’t know where we heard that subtitle, and we certainly can’t claim original credit for it. We think we read it . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [398] — Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Friday Talking Points [397] -- Taking The Trump Exit

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Donald Trump’s name lends itself to all sorts of mashed-up words, but we find it doesn’t really work with the big story of the week. British voters . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [397] — Taking The Trump Exit

Friday Talking Points [396] -- No Magic Phrases

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Before we begin, we should mention that this week’s talking points section consists of a few extended excerpts from President Obama’s recent speech on fighting the Islamic State. . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [396] — No Magic Phrases

Friday Talking Points [395] -- GOP's

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Whither the fabled “Party of Lincoln”? That was the question on the minds of many Republicans this week, at least based on how often they . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [395] — GOP’s “What Would Lincoln Do?” Moment

Friday Talking Points [394] -- Trump Nickname Contest Finalists

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Once again, we’ve got a rather long end section today, so we’re going to present our wrap-up of the week’s news in rather abbreviated fashion. This is . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [394] — Trump Nickname Contest Finalists

Friday Talking Points [393] -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

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Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? The Washington Post, in an unrelated story, . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [393] — Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Friday Talking Points [392] -- Don't Panic!

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This column was written from bottom to top today. The reason we started with the end and worked our way back up is that we were inspired to go . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [392] — Don’t Panic!

Friday Talking Points [391] -- Our

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Today, let’s just start with some silliness. It just seems appropriate, somehow. Maybe because it’s Friday the 13th? For whatever reason, silliness seems like the place to . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [391] — Our “Dopey Donald” Contest