Why the Republican Party Is Stuck in Neutral Ethical stumbles, rookie errors, political arrogance and the Russia probe have left the Republicans' agenda and legislative majority in peril, says Errol Louis.Read Full Article »
Errol Louis is the host of "Inside City Hall," a nightly political show on NY1, a New York all-news channel. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN) It wasn't pretty, but the Republicans won a much-needed victory Thursday in a raucous special election for Montana's sole seat in the House of Representatives. The winner, Greg Gianforte, faces misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly choking and body-slamming a reporter the night before the election.
One can imagine the scornful laughs that erupted around the city when Mayor de Blasio, on live television, pledged to crack down on the abuse of parking placards by city employees. The issue came up when I asked de Blasio about the administrationâ€™s decision to hand out an estimated 50,000 parking placards to city teachers and paraprofessionals.