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It is now possible to see a future where the GOP is clearly and distinctly a white party, while Democrats are a majority-minority party.
If the Supreme Court decides to stop letting voters take control of the redistricting process away from partisan legislators, polarization can only get worse.
I hope President Obama issues his order but delays its effective date until early next year, giving the House one last chance to do something on the issue.
I come away from the show feeling not naked contempt for the pols but sympathy for the pushes, pulls, and pressures that come with their jobs.
Huge implications of a lower cost per barrel will make John Kerry's job even tougher.
The tension between setting out a positive agenda for governing and the pressure to continue to block and obstruct will be very, very high.
Imagine if they aligned to form a Centrist Caucus, providing the votes needed to top 50 percent in return for commitments on a list of priorities.