Just last week, I suggested that South Carolina would be the ultimate battleground where the Republican establishment would either stop Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, or see its domination of the GOP come to an end.
Because of Donald Trump's decision to skip the last GOP debate before the Iowa Caucus, logic clearly leads to the inevitable conclusion that neither Iowa nor New Hampshire can possibly give us a true read on the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
For whatever reason, Wall Street has become obsessed, all of a sudden, with the price of crude oil.
Months ago we started hearing it from longtime Republican pundits and leaders.
The news that the British Parliament will debate whether Donald Trump should be banned from the United Kingdom brings back memories of a similar British banishment of American talk-radio star Michael Savage.
The experts, ranging from the political to the financial, blew 2015 -- big-time. The political pundits had the wrong candidates leading the GOP race for president. The Wall Street analysts had the market pegged to rise mightily.
In a day and time when everyone is so important, when even the dumbest politician or silliest reality-TV star demands our attention, is it not comforting to know that there are still those who could be kings but who behave like the rest of us?
As someone who polls and comments on politics, it is my job not to personally support a candidate. I call things as they are. And because I do, in the case of Donald Trump, "I was betting on Trump before betting on Trump was cool."
For decades I was convinced the degree I received in international relations at Cambridge was basically useless. After all, the Soviet Union had fallen and relations with nations such as China seemed to have stability, if nothing else, out of mutual interests in commerce and trade.
Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart.
No, this is not a conspiracy theory. But for critics of President Obama's weak response to the tragedy in Paris or of his overall foreign policy, here is some concrete evidence that their criticism is valid and shared by other nations.
The best debate this year may have passed the moniker of "GOP establishment candidate" from a mentor to his onetime student.
Wherever you live, someday your time on Earth will come to an end as the endless cycle of life continues its march through time.
I watched Neil Cavuto on Fox News recently as he was discussing efforts to raise the debt ceiling again. He asked the very simple question: "Why?" That's a concise and spot on way to put it!
In December 2014 I wrote the column "Why Trump Should Run." It started with the line, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president."
Consider this: The recent Democratic presidential debate veered so leftward that in no way did it resemble the debates held just eight years ago, when Barack Obama won his party's nomination.
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is in deep and potentially dire trouble. But that is not due to a "vast right-wing conspiracy," a blast from the past that she and her supporters are trying to resurrect.
Every time they think they have knocked him down, Donald Trump comes up with a counterpunch that keeps the GOP establishment and traditional conservative pundits stunned and confused. Now they are being forced to attack the very bedrock of the Reagan economic legacy they so love.
It's ironic that longtime baseball icon Yogi Berra died this week.
If you are as tired as I am of politics and politicians, perhaps you have joined with millions of other Americans and turned your attention to football to give yourself a well-deserved break from the news of the day.