Lindsey Graham’s Endorsement of Jeb Bush Makes No Sense

Before suspending his campaign in December, Lindsey Graham was a source of relief this presidential election cycle. The South Carolina senator challenged the environmental orthodoxy of his GOP colleagues, affirming that climate change is real, man-made, and something that needs to be addressed. He also took on the heated rhetoric of front-runner Donald Trump, calling him a race bating, xenophobic religious bigot in response to his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country. Graham brought a modicum of level-headedness to the GOP presidential race. But his recent endorsement…

The Right’s Governing Problem

It comes as no surprise that the Republican Party has been labeled the party of ‘no’ over the past four years.  A party once ruled by established, pragmatic, old school politicians was rocked when Barack Obama cruised into the oval office on what the far right saw as a wave of ultra-liberal ideologies, threatening to destroy the basic foundations of the United States.  This fear energized an extreme right wing of the Republican Party into forming a coalition called the Tea Party. As of this current Congressional session, there are…