Mark Shields / Politics

Final Return of 2014

Over the past 85 years, there have been just two Republican presidents who were unbeatable on Election Day and as popular at the end of their two White House terms -- both with 65 percent favorable job ratings in the Gallup poll -- as they were ...

When Money Speaks, the Truth Is Silent

Let's hear a round of applause. When this year's last negative TV ad has been aired and the last check, from an anonymous donor, has finally been cashed, 2014 -- at a total price tag of close to $4 billion -- will have been the most expensive ...