Granted, Rick Perry—the Texas governor who has lately been talking up the virtues of economic self-sufficiency and secession—may sound unhinged. But given the current state of the Republican Party, what he's doing is actually pretty smart.
Sure, it's easy to ridicule Mr. Perry's irrational and over-the-top pronouncements. And it's just Read More
Though the Democratic nomination has yet to be decided, Barack Obama and John McCain have begun acting very much as if the general election has already started, exchanging direct criticisms and sizing each other up. And, while neither has talked publicly about it at this early stage, both men are doubtless pondering the running-mate question. Read More