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Murphy had a law, Pythagoras had a theorem, and Peter had a principle. Many other people also have had their names linked to famous “rules” like these. This article takes a lighthearted look at how some of our favorite rules of thumb apply to politics....

Our recent “open letter” blog post to the political parties drew a heartfelt (if imaginary and hypothetical) response about problem child from the recent past. ...

With candidates starting to step forward for 2002 federal races, we think both the Republicans and Democrats could do better than many of the candidates they have nominated in recent years. ...

It takes an entire team of hitters, fielders, and pitchers to win a World Series. Building out a lineup of principled politicians who could lead the United States to a much different type of success also is difficult, but not impossible. ...

Born into a large Iowa farm family in 1928, my father saw what made and still makes America great. He died yesterday, but his lasting impact, plus his country, will live on....