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Global Warming Is a Domestic Crisis

It is vital for the president and his allies in Congress to remember that those Americans most defenseless against extreme weather and natural disasters form the backbone of the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 READ MORE


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Swearing In

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 ENLARGE

Romney Who

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 ENLARGE

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Hannity, O’Reilly Fox News Ratings Take Dive

Two of the top conservative commentators on Fox News saw their ratings plummet after Barack Obama’s re-election victory in November.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 READ MORE

Comparing the 1912 Elections With the 2012 Elections

Before the electoral year of 2012 slinks into history, it is worth a comparative glance back to the electoral year of 1912 to give us some jolting perspective on how degraded our contemporary elections, voter performance and election expectations have become.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 READ MORE

Fiscal Cliff Blame Game, a Hillary Clinton Health Update, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a marriage milestone in Maryland and Politics Today’s pick for the 2012 video of the year.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 READ MORE

Survived the 2012 Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 ENLARGE

Ron Paul Denounces NRA Gun Plan, the Top 10 Media Stories of 2012, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the late Sen. Daniel Inouye’s last political wish and the worst pundit predictions of this year.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE

Romney the Reluctant Presidential Candidate, Another Kennedy Weighs Senate Run, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker’s personal connection with gun violence and the surprising information revealed by the FBI’s internal records on the Occupy movement.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE


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Election 2012

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AP/Narciso Contreras

Don’t Be Afraid of NRA Bullies

Politicians are still terrified of the NRA, even though analysis shows that the organization’s power is greatly exaggerated.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 READ MORE

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The Botox Solution

Do any of the GOP’s proposals exhibit a willingness to make the kind of changes it will need to attract members of the growing groups that it has spent years antagonizing, such as Hispanics, Asian Americans, unmarried women, secular whites, and others? You’ve heard the expression “putting lipstick on a pig,” haven’t you?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE

Barbara Walters Asks Chris Christie About Weight, Good News for Elizabeth Warren, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” revealed and Bill O’Reilly responds to news of a “war on Christmas” victory.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 READ MORE


The Billionaires’ Long Game

I keep hearing that the billionaires and big corporations that poured all that money into the 2012 election learned their lesson. They lost their shirts and won’t do it again. Don’t believe that for an instant.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 READ MORE

The Peril of a Sentient GOP

The biggest problem the Republican Party faces is not uninspiring candidates or unsound tactics. It is unpopular ideas.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 READ MORE

Krugman Rips GOP Budget Plan, ‘SNL’ Spoofs Fiscal Cliff Negotiations, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Newt Gingrich’s 2016 presidential election prediction and the big political decision Cory Booker is weighing.

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 READ MORE

Obama, Romney Raised More Than $2 Billion in 2012 Race

The two major candidates took in the equivalent of the GDP of Sierra Leone in their quest for the White House—and that doesn’t count super PAC fundraising.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Mark Lennihan

A Sign That Obama Will Repeat Economic Mistakes

Reports in the business press tout a prime participant in the great banking hustle as a possible candidate to be the next Treasury secretary.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 READ MORE

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Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall

In election 2012’s “foreign policy” debate, Iran came up no less than 47 times. Americans got virtually nothing substantial about Iran, while its (nonexistent) WMDs were hawked as the top U.S. national security issue. Now, with the campaign Sturm und Drang behind us but the threats still around, the question is: Can Obama 2.0 bridge the gap between current U.S. policy and Persian optics?

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 READ MORE

The Conservative Learning Curve

Over the long run, the most important impact of an election is not on the winning party but on the loser.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE

Worst 2012 Election Predictions, Michelle Obama’s Political Future, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a major backer of Mitt Romney’s failed presidential campaign lashing out at voters and what a new poll on gay marriage shows.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE

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Hurricane Sandy in the Age of Disposability and Neoliberal Terror

Hurricane Sandy not only failed to arouse a heightened sense of moral outrage and call for justice, it has quickly been woven into a narrative that denied those larger economic and political forces, mechanisms and technologies by which certain populations are rendered human waste.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE


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Explanation Tour 2012

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 ENLARGE

Whacking Susan Rice

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 ENLARGE

White House/Pete Souza

In Baseless Persecution of Rice, Republican Reputations Will Sink

The opposition to Susan Rice is cobbled together from the remnants of a failed “October Surprise” election gambit, and has left President Obama little choice but to move ahead with her nomination.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 READ MORE

Obama and Romney to Meet Again, Ricks Calls Fox News Statement ‘Horseshit,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Rick Perry’s announcement about a major announcement and Gennifer Flowers’ latest allegation about Bill Clinton.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Gerald Herbert

Alito Rising: What to Expect From the Supreme Court’s New Alpha Conservative

The justice has expressed contempt for the sitting president and is ready for a leading ideological role.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 READ MORE

Mike Licht (CC-BY)

Obama Rushed Rules for Drone Assassinations in Case Romney Won

The New York Times reports that there is internal strife within the administration about the willy-nilly use of drones to kill people abroad (2,500 since President Obama took office) and, fearing defeat at the polls, the Obama administration was working overtime to lay down a set of rules governing robotic assassination.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 READ MORE

White House/Pete Souza

Hiding the Church’s Treasure

I hope the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops contemplating the future of the church’s public and political engagement notice how the good deeds of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Francis de Sales have inspired people far beyond the confines of Catholicism.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 READ MORE

Office of the Speaker/Bryant Avondoglio

Change? Learn? Compromise? Grow? Not These Republicans

Hearing so much chatter about “change” in the Republican Party, the innocent voter might believe that the Republicans had learned important lessons from their stinging electoral defeat.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 READ MORE


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Thanksgiving Day Balloons

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GOP Slogan

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 ENLARGE

Best Looking Losers

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 ENLARGE

The Turkey

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 ENLARGE

White House/Pete Souza

Obama and the End of Decline

If Obama is looking for a single, unifying objective, it should be to make sure that by the time he leaves office, the vast majority of Americans will have abandoned their declinist fears.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE

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Inside Obama’s Army

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A veteran of both Obama campaigns tells us how organizing worked, twice, plus a preview of the Supreme Court’s next four years.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE

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Inside Obama’s Army

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A veteran of both Obama campaigns tells us how organizing worked, twice, plus a preview of the Supreme Court’s next four years.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

Christie on Romney’s ‘Gifts’ Comment, Biden on ‘Parks & Recreation,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on the “fiscal cliff” meetings between President Obama and congressional leaders, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doing something rational for a change.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 READ MORE

47 Percent Part Two

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 ENLARGE

AP/Sandy Huffaker

The Land of Milk and Honey Once More

The big news from the last election is that California, home to 12 percent of Americans and the world’s eighth-largest economy, is a model of rational political thought.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 READ MORE

Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’

Trying to explain away his decisive, sweeping and very expensive rout to his disappointed supporters—those one-percent Republicans—Mitt Romney offered a new version of the discredited “47 percent” argument that was so ruinous in its original form.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE

It’s a Brave New (Political) World

Any way you slice and dice the data, they point toward inevitable political change over the next couple of decades.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE

The GOP’s Listening Problem

I know it’s early, but I have a sinking feeling the Republican Party is taking all the wrong lessons from last week’s election.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE

‘Pro-Life’ Lawmaker Supported Ex-Wife’s Abortions, New Karl Rove Election Theories, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest conspiracy theory involving President Obama and a BP oil settlement.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Blames Election Loss on Moochers

The election 2012 loser is proving that the gaffes didn’t end with his presidential campaign.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE

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