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’Twas the Week Before the Republican Debate

I feel like a kid the week before Christmas. There’s just one present under the tree, but it’s all a columnist could ever hope for: the first Republican debate!

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The Price John Boehner Pays

Republicans are talking a good deal about the threat to their brand posed by Donald Trump’s unplugged, unrestrained appeal to the party’s untamed side. There’s a bigger danger looming.

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Hillary Trump

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The Apprentice

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Obama Slams Republican Candidates’ ‘Lack of Decorum’

Breaking with diplomatic protocol, the president lashed out at Republican presidential candidates including Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz during an official visit to Ethiopia.

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Americans’ Political Attitudes Polarized but Ambivalent

So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And these voters will matter a great deal to the elections in 2016 and beyond.

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Unwelcome Mat

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Medals

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Donald Trump’s Mouth

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Let’s Celebrate Medicare’s Birthday by Recognizing the Truth About the Program

Medicare turns 50 next week and it’s more popular than ever. Yet it continues to be blamed for America’s current and future budget problems.

Posted on Jul 25, 2015 READ MORE



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Here’s the Terrible Mistake Progressives Must Not Make

Of course black lives matter. But it would be a mistake for progressives to split into separate “Black lives matter” and “economic justice” movements.

Posted on Jul 25, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Slur Stokes Phony Republican Fury

As soon as Donald Trump brayed that John McCain is “not a war hero” and went on to mock his suffering in North Vietnamese captivity, nearly every would-be presidential candidate in the GOP immediately sought to wrap the loud-mouthed celebrity’s gaffe around his neck.

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 READ MORE



More 2016 Candidates Embrace the Donald Trump Zeitgeist ... Including Hillary Clinton

For all the hype he’s generated, Donald Trump is not the only presidential hopeful willing to make utterly mind-boggling statements.

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 READ MORE



Scott Walker Looks to Torpedo Iran Deal and Obamacare If He Wins

Remember Scott Walker? He’s the Wisconsin governor who launched his career as top banana by sharply curtailing the collective bargaining powers of the state’s public workers, effectively hobbling the labor movement there. Now he’s setting his sights on the White House.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE


Trump Wingnut

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Raising Your Candidate

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Donald Trump Has the GOP Establishment’s Number

The problems that bother us most are the ones we bring on ourselves. This is why Republicans are so out of sorts with Donald Trump.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump: The Fire-Breathing Dragon

Don’t be sure the John McCain episode is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s bizarre presidential campaign. Don’t even be sure it’s the end of the beginning. Attacking him with censure and shame is like trying to destroy Godzilla with electricity: It might just make him stronger.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE


T-Rump

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Trump Surge

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An Open Letter to Donald Trump

The Mexicans described by the GOP presidential candidate bear no resemblance to the many this social worker has known.

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 READ MORE



Why a Kasich-Walker Confrontation Would Be Especially Enlightening

Republicans won’t win the presidency in 2016 without making inroads in the Midwest. Happily for the GOP, two Midwestern governors are running for their party’s nomination.

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Why Don’t U.S. Media Interview Real Allies on American Policy Regarding the Iran Deal? (Video)

If the Iran deal fails in Congress in part because of how television news covered it, then we must blame the networks for fostering yet another major war and draining the U.S. economy.

Posted on Jul 18, 2015 READ MORE



McCain Slams Trump for Firing Up GOP ‘Crazies’

Sen. John McCain was eager to get a word in after Trump’s rally last weekend in McCain’s home state of Arizona.

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 READ MORE



Obama: A Reaganite on Iran

President Obama was a long way from being ebullient about Iran at his news conference Wednesday. But like Ronald Reagan, he’s willing to take a chance on the idea that reaching our goals through negotiation can be wiser than the alternatives.

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 READ MORE



Iran Reaches Historic Deal With World Powers After 20 Months of Negotiation (Updated)

Iranian leaders came to a long-awaited agreement with the P5+1 nations Tuesday in which the Middle Eastern country’s nuclear enrichment program was limited in exchange for the easing of international sanctions.

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The Comb Over

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Posted on Jul 11, 2015 READ MORE


Dump Tower

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Posted on Jul 9, 2015 READ MORE



Will the GOP Work With Obama, Democrats to Avoid a Fiscal Armageddon?

The notion that Democrats, including President Obama, could ever agree to what the Republicans are proposing is, well, absurd.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 READ MORE



Why Scrapping the Confederate Flag Is a Threat to a Huge Swath of the Right-Wing Movement

Last week, as Charleston mourned its dead and Confederate flags came down, I spoke to Ed Sebesta about his life’s work, researching and challenging the neo-Confederates.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE


The Donald

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Trumpjacket

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Trump’s Folly

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Donald Trump, Dumpee: Forgetting to Use the GOP Racial Dog-Whistle Is an Expensive Mistake

Republican candidates who wanted to play to the “angry white men” were in the past slightly more subtle.

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 READ MORE


GOP Fireworks

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Trump: A Farce to Be Reckoned With

Anxiety-ridden GOP masterminds will eventually find a way to solve the Trump Problem. Until they do, however, the Republican Party threatens to become as much of a laughingstock as what David Letterman used to call “that thing on Donald Trump’s head.”

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Fox’s Good News

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Chris Christie

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How Much Do We Value Work?

Will any Republican candidate find it in his or her interest to break with the party’s orthodoxy on government regulations and labor rights?

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 READ MORE


Trump Hair

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SCOTUS Wraps Up: 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s Current Term

The end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term has brought some big surprises for sure, but should either end of the political/social spectrum get excited about what the major decisions might mean?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE


Logos

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Bobby Jindal

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Obamacare Emergency

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Obamacare

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Obamacare Target

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