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Mark Shields: Nebraska’s Bob Kerrey — an Authentic Maverick

Running again for the seat he left in 2000, this independent thinker is just what the Senate needs

Published on 03.11.2012 1:37 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: When Newt Gingrich Was Speaker of the House ...

Republican presidential candidate's revisionist history gives credit where it's not due

Published on 03.03.2012 3:23 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Republicans Must ‘Cowboy Up’ on Saving U.S. Auto Industry

It's time for GOP to stop whining and to publicly acknowledge this American success story

Published on 02.25.2012 2:58 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: What Endorsements Can Tell Us About Republican Candidates

It's not a good sign when politicians in their own party aren't backing them

Published on 02.18.2012 3:36 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Religion Provides Added Value to Life in U.S.

Obama's mandate regarding contraception and faith-based organizations is bad policy, bad precedent and bad politics

Published on 02.11.2012 12:59 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Boston’s Kevin White — He Could Have Been a Contender

Fellow Democrats undermined the big-city mayor's opportunity for a 1972 vice-presidential run

Published on 02.04.2012 2:06 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Why Newt Gingrich Scares Republicans

Party faces across-the-board defeat with Gingrich the GOP presidential nominee

Published on 01.28.2012 2:56 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Fritz Hollings, an Authentic South Carolina Giant

He was a rare candidate who dared to tell voters the truth as he saw it

Published on 01.21.2012 3:17 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Religious Tolerance Prevails Among Republican Primary Voters

Americans seem to prefer presidential candidates who are church members rather than true believers

Published on 01.14.2012 3:03 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Rick Santorum — GOP Populist, 2012 Version

Presidential candidate should stick to his roots, emphasizing his commitment to improving the lives of blue-collar Americans

Published on 01.07.2012 11:35 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: In Defense of Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation Influence

Criticism aside, the facts support its rightful place as the leader in presidential caucuses

Published on 12.31.2011 3:30 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Congress Down to Blood Relatives and Paid Staff

Dysfunctional and hyper-partisan, Republicans are only making themselves look worse

Published on 12.24.2011 3:52 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Gingrich Rewrites His Reagan Connection

What he says now regarding the former president blatantly contradicts the facts

Published on 12.17.2011 11:18 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Endorsements Matter on Checks, Not for President

Voters have their own ideas of the qualities that matter in a viable candidate

Published on 12.10.2011 5:01 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: A Plea to Republicans — Do Not Nominate Gingrich

As a presidential candidate he would do more harm than good for the country

Published on 12.03.2011 4:05 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Republicans Are Biggest Winners in Super Committee Failure

Gridlock over budget deficit doesn't bode well for the pro-government Democratic Party

Published on 11.26.2011 2:39 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Thanksgiving — The Holiday You Have to Love

Even amid the economic doldrums, there are many reasons to be thankful

Published on 11.19.2011 2:23 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Obama Guilty of Rhetorical Grave-Robbery

President has a habit of quoting Ronald Reagan as an authoritative voice on public policy

Published on 11.12.2011 2:58 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Democrats Storm Back From the Dead in Ohio

Gov. Kasich and Republican lawmakers are on notice after labor's successful repeal campaign

Published on 11.05.2011 9:48 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: News from Cincinnati Not Reassuring for Obama

Voters in a focus group voice what many Americans are likely feeling about where the president is falling short

Published on 10.29.2011 11:37 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Herman Cain Rising Into Presidential Contender

He may still be a long-shot right now, but he brings optimism and intrigue that are tough to ignore

Published on 10.22.2011 11:33 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Inevitability Is Not a Winning Campaign Strategy

The truth is, there is no bandwagon effect in American politics

Published on 10.15.2011 11:32 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Republicans Just Want to Fall in Love

Like Democrats, they're letting emotions rule in picking a presidential nominee

Published on 10.08.2011 3:08 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: ‘Do Not Leave This Prophet (Eugene McCarthy) Without Honor’

The 1968 anti-war presidential candidate was a man with the kind of rare courage that changed American history

Published on 10.01.2011 3:15 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: For Boston Red Sox Fans, a Return to the ‘Bad’ Old Days

Losing season after losing season doesn't make the disappointment any less painful

Published on 09.24.2011 11:50 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Will Rick Perry Be the Michael Dukakis of 2012?

Republican presidential front-runner ill-prepared for a national race outside Texas' one-party political bubble

Published on 09.17.2011 12:33 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: What It Now Means to Be a ‘Moderate Republican’

Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman shows his true conservative colors on taxes

Published on 09.10.2011 11:23 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: A Skeptical America Is Definitely on the Horizon

Americans have never been uncritical fans of their country's political system, but how about this for a dramatic drop in satisfaction?

Published on 09.03.2011 2:48 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: No Regrets for Former GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee

The once formidable challenger opts not to enter 2012's 'toxic' political environment

Published on 08.27.2011 11:32 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: 2012 Presidential Campaign Will Not Be Pretty

Democrats will resort to smearing Republicans to avert attention from Obama's less-than-perfect first term

Published on 08.06.2011 3:21 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Welcome to the ‘Loser’s’ Circle in Washington

No one emerges a winner in the showdown over America's debt ceiling

Published on 07.30.2011 11:32 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Political Opponents But Personal Friends

It used to be members of Congress knew how to turn the other cheek

Published on 07.23.2011 12:09 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Fan Who Gave Up Jeter Baseball the New Pride of the Yankees

Christian Lopez epitomizes the integrity and unselfishness our nation has been lacking

Published on 07.16.2011 12:56 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Republicans Have Themselves to Blame for Medicare Crisis

All-out support for the bold blueprint by Rep. Paul Ryan proves bad for the GOP

Published on 07.09.2011 1:59 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Why the 2012 Conventional Wisdom Could Be Wrong

The Republican field may be shaky and Obama looks formidable, but poll numbers indicate voters want change

Published on 07.02.2011 11:26 a.m.

 

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