Matt Towery

Posted August 21, 2014

The details about the death of Michael Brown and the actions of the Ferguson, Missouri, policeman who shot him remain very much at issue.

Posted August 13, 2014

The South remains a bit of a mystery to most political pundits and pollsters. Many of its metropolitan areas are far more sophisticated (and much larger) than the rest of the nation realizes. And some areas of the rural South seem frozen in the 1960s. But to stereotype any one area of the region is a dangerous thing.

Posted August 07, 2014

Gingrich and his fellow Republicans pushed Clinton toward welfare reform, a cut in the capital gains tax, and a temporary promise that "the era of big government" was over.

Posted July 31, 2014

With every word spoken and every roll of his eyes, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes it clear that the Obama administration is no fan of Israel. So why is it that media will not call the White House on this major shift in American foreign policy?

Posted July 24, 2014

As of late July, we see major conflicts that have flared up in Iraq, the Ukraine and in the ongoing escalating attack on Israel. New home sales remain mediocre.

Posted July 17, 2014

Most of the battles to determine Republican nominees in the GOP's quest to take control of the U.S. Senate this year have been decided.

Posted July 10, 2014

Not long ago, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott had been written off as politically dead. Just several months back, the incumbent Scott trailed in the polls to Democrat Charlie Crist.

Posted July 03, 2014

In past columns, I've mentioned some teachers and professors that I've known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation's worst president.

Posted June 26, 2014

The new theme that conservatives and Republicans will start to read and hear about in the coming months will be that the GOP is so terribly divided that it won't be able to win critical races for control of the U.S. Senate in November.

Posted June 19, 2014

Let's make this clear: Barack Obama is not responsible for the Federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's decision to cancel certain trademark protections related to the NFL's Washington Redskins, due to the "disparaging" nature of the word 'Redskins.' But is symbolic of a government so off course that it defies belief.

Posted June 12, 2014

Most political observers were caught flat-footed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's blowout defeat by upstart David Brat in the Virginia Republican primary. I was one of them.

Posted June 05, 2014

The Republican U.S. Senate primary race in Mississippi between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has been portrayed as a battle of the traditional Republicans versus the insurgent Tea Party. It ended in a virtual draw. There will be a runoff. But even that won't establish the "trend" that so many believe they see.

Posted May 29, 2014

It came one day after our national holiday devoted to remembering those who lost their lives defending America. The broadening and apparently national scandal surrounding shoddy and negligent treatment of veterans in desperate need of health care from a government agency charged with providing it to them just officially rose to a potentially criminal level.

Posted May 15, 2014

The national media continue to tout Georgia's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat as one of just a few "swing" states that could end up going Democrat in a year that otherwise seems to look great for the GOP nationally.

Posted May 08, 2014

It's happened again. Another conservative African-American leader with the "taint" of a GOP past is invited to speak to a university.

Posted May 01, 2014

It's hard to believe it, but our post-2008 economic meltdown financial markets applaud mediocre financial numbers and a so-called recovery that has left many Americans holding their breath over the future value of their home and the stability of their job -- if they even have one.

Posted April 24, 2014

Polling numbers and political maneuverings are increasingly confirming what I first reported months ago. The tea party movement is no longer the large dominant force in the GOP that it was in 2010 or even 2012.

Posted April 17, 2014

Increasingly, Americans fear their government. They fear its power, its might and its ability to ruin their lives.

Posted April 10, 2014

In recent years, the Republican Party has increasingly been described as a shrinking entity dominated by angry white males and southerners. But the problem for the Democrats is that Southern states will likely determine control of the U.S. Senate in this year's elections.

Posted April 04, 2014

It occurs usually in late October and is billed as "The World's Largest Cocktail Party." The annual contest between two college football titans, the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Florida Gators, in Jacksonville often overshadows other late season college contests.