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Why Cory Booker Got Bain Capital So Wrong

Cory Booker’s emotional televised plea to “stop attacking private equity” may have been the single greatest service he could perform for the Romney campaign.

Posted on May 30, 2012 READ MORE


Trump’s Pie Hole

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Pants on Fire Romney

There are those who tell the truth. There are those who distort the truth. And then there’s Mitt Romney.

Posted on May 29, 2012 READ MORE


What’s That Smell?

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Obama Highlights Romney’s Failure to Repudiate Trump

President Obama’s campaign is taking advantage of the fact that Mitt Romney seems unwilling to condemn Donald Trump for his take on the controversial birther conspiracy, releasing a new video highlighting the differences between how Romney and 2008 GOP presidential candidate John McCain handled personal attacks against Obama.

Posted on May 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Trump Returns Will’s Barb

Donald Trump, who has probably never shied away from a media-driven confrontation, took to Twitter to respond to George Will’s criticism that he was a “bloviating ignoramus.” The billionaire businessman blasted Will on Sunday, tweeting that he “may be the dumbest (and most overrated) political commentator of all time.”

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Poll: Majority of Veterans Back Romney

Veterans prefer Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president in the 2012 election by 58 to 34 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Memorial Day. The survey also showed that non-veterans support Obama over Romney by four percentage points, 48 to 44 percent.

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Give ’Em Hell Barry

Progressives have yearned for President Obama to follow Harry Truman’s strategy from the 1948 campaign by giving his Republican opponents hell. Now that Obama is doing just that, his critics say he’s not looking presidential.

Posted on May 27, 2012 READ MORE


Why Bain Questions Matter

Who are the dastardly enemies of free enterprise who decided to make an issue of Mitt Romney’s tenure at the private-equity firm Bain Capital? Er, those would be his fellow Republicans.

Posted on May 25, 2012 READ MORE



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The Donald Toys With a Super PAC

Stephen Colbert has one. So does Sarah Palin. And now, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump says he wants his own super PAC too.

Posted on May 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Do the Bain Hustle

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s opponents in the Republican primaries who took the same tack.

Posted on May 23, 2012 READ MORE


Clinton’s Answer to a Romney Snark Attack

For Mitt Romney, the president’s greatest vulnerability seems to be that Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton—and he is seeking to exploit that perception in his public speeches attacking the incumbent.

Posted on May 23, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Backs Off 4 Percent Unemployment Claim

Mitt Romney has a new economic goal, one that ostensibly backtracks from the benchmark he set for himself earlier this month. The presumed GOP presidential nominee told Time magazine’s Mark Halperin on Wednesday that he would get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent in his first term.

Posted on May 23, 2012 READ MORE


Sherwin Williams for President

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Below the Belt

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Posted on May 22, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Mittspeaks

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Posted on May 21, 2012 READ MORE



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A Choice of Capitalisms

In this election, we’re not having an argument that pits capitalism against socialism. We are trying to decide what kind of capitalism we want.

Posted on May 20, 2012 READ MORE


How to Act Human: Advice for Mitt Romney

Actor with a capital “A” James Lipton has a master class for the presidential contender: “Since politics and performance have become pretty much fused, and since you’ve been criticized by some for not coming across as authentic to your public, maybe we can sort of work on that today.”

Posted on May 20, 2012 READ MORE


Romney on Rev. Wright: ‘I Stand by What I Said, Whatever It Was’

Did Mitt Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, just have his “John Kerry moment” of the 2012 campaign?

Posted on May 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Mitt Romney Suddenly Hearts Bill Clinton

When did Mitt Romney start loving Bill Clinton? Since the presumed Republican presidential nominee evidently realized that praising the former Democratic president could earn him the votes of political moderates.

Posted on May 17, 2012 READ MORE


Romney’s Clintonesque Moment

Mitt Romney was against Bill Clinton before he was for him.

Posted on May 16, 2012 READ MORE


The Endorser

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Dubya: I’m for Romney

George W. Bush announced his support for Mitt Romney on Tuesday in an unorthodox manner for a politician: He blurted it out from an elevator while the doors were closing.

Posted on May 15, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Is Short on Specifics

Republicans say they’re eager for the presidential campaign to turn away from “distractions” and focus instead on the economy. Someone should warn them that if they’re not careful, they might get their wish.

Posted on May 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Colonized by Corporations

We have been, like nations on the periphery of empire, colonized.

Posted on May 14, 2012 READ MORE


A Whiff of ‘Hope and Change’

President Obama’s evolutionary leap on same-sex marriage is a historic advance in the nation’s long march toward equality and justice.

Posted on May 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Scenes From Romney’s Prep School Days

Strict headmasters, effete manners and practical jokes both harmless and humiliating pepper the memories held by the probable Republican nominee’s boyhood friends and acquaintances of their time behind the arches at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., almost 50 years ago.

Posted on May 10, 2012 READ MORE


What the China Crisis (and His Gay Crisis) Revealed About Mitt

Two incidents tested Mitt Romney this week—and both times, his ambition overwhelmed his judgment.

Posted on May 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Death to Austerity

Economic austerity is a dangerous, self-defeating intellectual fad. Perhaps I should say that’s what it was, given Sunday’s election results in Europe.

Posted on May 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Ron Paul’s Delegate Strategy Pays Off With Nevada, Maine Wins

He may have lost to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in both caucuses, but Ron Paul won a majority of the delegates in each state.

Posted on May 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama’s Re-Election Campaign Begins

In an effort to improve upon the 2008 slogans of “Hope” and “Change,” the Obama campaign insisted before an Ohio audience Saturday that the president would take the country “Forward” if voters (and corporate sponsors) elected him to four more years in the White House.

Posted on May 5, 2012 READ MORE


Draw Straws

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Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE


Mitt Romney the Nominee

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Posted on May 3, 2012 READ MORE


The Real Mad Men: Following the Money Behind TV Political Ads

May Day, Murdoch and the murder of Milly Dowler. What do they have to do with the 2012 U.S. general election?

Posted on May 2, 2012 READ MORE


Catholicism and the GOP: An Awkward Tango

A novel aspect of the Republican campaign for the party’s presidential nomination has been the importance placed by some candidates, their admirers and some voters on the Catholic religion and certain claims to formal academic certification or endorsement.

Posted on May 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Witch Hunt for the Zombie Voter

Republicans are waging the most concerted campaign to prevent or discourage citizens from exercising their legitimate voting rights since the Jim Crow days of poll taxes and literacy tests.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 READ MORE


Ready, Aim, Vote

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The General Defection

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Posted on Apr 26, 2012 READ MORE    


Failed Presidency

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Halfway Through the Lost Decade

Does anyone care that the economy is floundering and that we are not getting out of this crisis anytime soon?

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE


Romney’s Magical Capitalism

It turns out that there is at least one question on which Mitt Romney is not a flip-flopper: He has a Utopian view of what an unfettered, lightly taxed market economy can achieve.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE


Not So Free Love

Steve Brodner of The Washington Spectator imagines what it would be like for politicians and their wealthy donors to consummate their relationships. Like a car crash, it’s hard to look away.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Gingrich Is Getting Out of the Way

Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would retire his run for the White House and that he had told Mitt Romney he would give him his full endorsement.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Rocky Anderson Is Crashing the Third Party

The wealthy financiers of Americans Elect are trying to get a so-called centrist on the ballot in all 50 states. That label doesn’t apply to Anderson, who is vying for their nomination anyway and tells me “amazing things can happen.”

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE


Latinos for Romney

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Posted on Apr 24, 2012 READ MORE


Oh, Mitt

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Posted on Apr 24, 2012 READ MORE


The Devil We Don’t Know

It’s quite possible that on Election Day, voters’ most urgent concerns—economic or not—will be driven by overseas events that neither President Obama nor his Republican opponent can predict or control.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 READ MORE


How to Beat Citizens United

We are about to have the worst presidential campaign money can buy.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 READ MORE


The Next Republican Party

Once upon a time there was a political tribe called "liberal Republicans," led by chieftains named Nelson Rockefeller, Jacob Javits, Mac Mathias and others.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 READ MORE


Right-Wing Center

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Posted on Apr 21, 2012 READ MORE


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