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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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Mark Shields: You Can Choose Your Friends, Not Your Relatives

Politician Bill Bulger made a name for himself long before his fugitive brother's recent capture made headlines

Published on 06.25.2011 9:05 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: John Boehner ‘Rolls’ the Obama White House

He shows he understands how central Ohio is in the outcome of a presidential election

Published on 06.18.2011 10:16 p.m.

 

Mark Shields: For Presidential Candidates, a Minimum Level of Likability Usually a Winning Trait

But sometimes competence, stability are more important to voters — which may be a warning for Obama fans

Published on 06.11.2011 10:45 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Hats Off to Our Presidential Trendsetters of Fashion

If patterns hold true, don't expect the 2012 Republican field to sport neckties

Published on 06.04.2011 11:14 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: New York Special House Election Means Trouble Ahead for Republicans

Sometimes special House elections are harbingers of things to come, like the Democrats' resurgence over Republican Medicare plans

Published on 05.28.2011 11:22 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Case Against Former IMF Chief Has One Positive Message

Police and the DA stand up for equality in pursuing the claims of a powerless hotel housekeeper against a power politician

Published on 05.21.2011 9:45 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Navy SEAL Team 6 — Patriots or Public Service Freeloaders?

The success of our nation depends upon those 'from the government' — military or civilian

Published on 05.14.2011 11:59 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: A 2012 Prediction You Can Count On

Republican presidential nomination still up for grabs, but Marco Rubio is a sure bet for vice-presidential spot

Published on 05.07.2011 11:35 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: John Adams Would Be Disappointed

Our legal system needs lawyers willing and able to 'defend the indefensible'

Published on 04.30.2011 9:30 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: One and a Half Cheers for the Bishops

Catholic hierarchy has made mistakes, but it deserves praise for speaking out about the budget debate

Published on 04.23.2011 11:45 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Your ‘Job Creator’ Is My ‘Robber Baron’

Tax cuts for the wealthy are not a golden ticket to economic prosperity

Published on 04.16.2011 11:29 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Words That Make Me Weep, and a World Without Birds

A story about a military nurse and her 'Boots' serves as a wake-up call

Published on 04.09.2011 2:54 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: General Electric and the Death of American Outrage

There was a time when news of gaping tax disparities would spur our leaders into action

Published on 04.02.2011 11:46 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: President Obama, Please Call Colin Powell!

It would behoove America if presidents heeded the Powell Doctrine before sending troops into harm's way

Published on 03.26.2011 10:47 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: A Week Is a Lifetime in Politics

Republicans need to give it time before throwing in the towel against Obama

Published on 03.19.2011 12:09 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Gingrich’s ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ Defense

His 'patriotism made me do it' excuse for marital infidelity is anything but believable

Published on 03.12.2011 11:43 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Reading Between the Lines of Huckabee’s Misstatement

Inaccurate comment about Obama may say something about his presidential bid for 2012

Published on 03.05.2011 11:48 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Labor’s Pains Reveal Gaping Disparity

Wisconsin becomes ground zero in the battle over workers' rights to collective bargaining

Published on 02.26.2011 11:17 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: So, Who’s the Real Mitt Romney?

It's tough to tell where the former and possible future Republican presidential candidate stands on the issues

Published on 02.19.2011 11:48 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: For Obama, the Road to Re-Election Doesn’t Go Through Cairo

Economic problems on the homefront always overshadow any foreign policy successes

Published on 02.12.2011 11:39 a.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Dan Snyder Is Washington’s Leading Jerk

Redskins owner files a frivolous lawsuit over a few harsh words written in a weekly newspaper

Published on 02.05.2011 12:38 p.m.

 

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Mark Shields: Goodbye, Campaign Spending and Contribution Limits

In the long run, the end of public funding of presidential campaigns will give Republicans — and their donors — the upper hand

Published on 01.29.2011 12:50 p.m.

 

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