Matt Towery

Posted April 30, 2015

The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest-working man in showbiz. Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of work.

Posted April 23, 2015

Every week I read stories about how the stock market is going to crash and our economy will soon melt down in a more dramatic manner than it did in late 2007. I generally dismiss these as just one person's opinion, backed up by convoluted assumptions.

Posted April 16, 2015

The "new" Hillary Clinton, branded "Hillary 2.0" by some political pundits, seems at first blush the same Hillary Clinton of Bill Clinton's presidency and of her unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid. But conservatives who bemoan the years of Barack Obama must carefully consider how they approach Ms. Clinton in 2016.

Posted April 16, 2015

The "new" Hillary Clinton, branded "Hillary 2.0" by some political pundits, seems at first blush the same Hillary Clinton of Bill Clinton's presidency and of her unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid. But conservatives who bemoan the years of Barack Obama must carefully consider how they approach Ms. Clinton in 2016.

Posted April 09, 2015

The famed Kentucky Derby will soon be upon us. As usual, it will be a colorful and fast race that could be won by a favorite or by an against-all-odds dark horse. It's ironic that the race is held in the same state in which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, now a candidate for the presidency, resides.

Posted April 02, 2015

Corporate leaders and chambers of commerce are at war with those evangelical Christians who have decided to reassert themselves in the Republican political process. This war is eerily reminiscent of an earlier time when there was friction between the business wing of the GOP and Christian activists.

Posted March 26, 2015

In Dealing with Racism and Anti-Semitism, Coffee Cups Can't Replace Action.

Posted March 19, 2015

They say that all politics is local, and a new poll suggests that when it comes to trusting their TV news sources, Americans feel the same way.

Posted March 12, 2015

If you want to know why the stock market keeps rising and falling this year, it's all about "fear" that the Federal Reserve will finally raise the non-existent interest rate by 25 basis points sometime this summer. Trust me, if that's all Wall Street has to worry about, then they are doing fine.

Posted March 05, 2015

Conservatives are not fooled by floorshows and half-baked schemes designed to appease them. And if talk is cheap, then the words that have come from most Republicans in Congress must surely be discounted to less than $1.99.

Posted February 26, 2015

What a coincidence. In a matter of one week, numerous national newspapers decided to "profile" Columba Bush, wife of former Florida Governor and now all but certain presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Basically, they were all unnecessary, irrelevant and even downright silly stories.

Posted February 19, 2015

The old rule of thumb has been that dovish presidents were a big negative for the so-called "military industrial complex."

Posted February 12, 2015

It sounds so fair and so right. Just like health care for everyone, under a plan in which "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

Posted February 05, 2015

I never thought the day would come when I would agree with anything Debbie Wasserman Schulz had to say, but a recent report in Politico has changed all that.

Posted January 30, 2015

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) is by profession a physician, and a quiet and thoughtful man. For years he has led his colleagues in developing Republican policy in the House, and while he would appear to be a bit like the policy wonk, he has an ability to turn into a "superman" when it comes to taking strong conservative positions.

Posted January 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Outside of the D.C. and New York areas, it is hard for a daily newspaper to influence the ongoing conversation and debate during a presidential campaign season. But one paper arguably reaches that level, particularly in regard to the upcoming race for the Republican nomination for president.

Posted January 15, 2015

I never thought that I would see the day that two beloved American icons, Coca-Cola and McDonald's, would be forced to run from their own products and great traditions.

Posted January 08, 2015

The shocking act of murder by terrorists in Paris this week provides chilling new evidence that Republican majorities in Congress must act.

Posted January 01, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. In recent presidential election cycles, Florida's primary has basically decided the Republican nomination.

Posted December 17, 2014

The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president. They will consider it a publicity move and a bluff. The Washington insiders will write off Trump as completely unqualified to be a presidential candidate, much less president.