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Larry Flynt Offers $1 Million to Scandal Hunters

Need money to fund your super PAC? If you have documented evidence of a prominent government official engaged in “infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption,” Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine may have up to $1 million with your name on it.

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America's Power (CC-BY)

Super Tuesday: Missing the Primary Issue

What happens in Ohio politics never stays in Ohio, and there are two story lines there on the eve of Super Tuesday.

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Vox Efx (CC-BY)

The GOP in 2012: Strange Party, Strange Year

Now comes Super Tuesday, with 10 states in play—that really means Ohio.

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Disassembly Required

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Steamroller

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EU President Herman Van Rompuy

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Precious Romney

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Gasbag

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The Danger of Mitt Being Mitt

Political consultants tell candidates to be authentic—to “be yourself.” In Mitt Romney’s case, that might not be such good advice.

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The Opposite of Snobbery

Say what you will about this era’s Republican presidential candidates; they at least have chutzpah.

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Santorum Swipes at Snobs

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Polling Place

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Powered by Plutocracy

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Mitt Romney (CC-BY)

Romney’s Budget-Balancing for Dummies

Mitt Romney must think “conservatives” very stupid if he’s promising to balance the federal budget by eliminating nominal amounts spent on the nation’s cultural programs.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 READ MORE



Jason Hargrove (CC-BY)

Mitt Romney: An Extremist for the Privileged

There is a terrible bias in the mainstream media, which judge “moderation” almost entirely in relation to positions on social issues such as abortion or gay marriage.

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AP / Gerald Herbert

Romney Survives Santorum to Win Michigan, Arizona

Polls suggested it might be an embarrassing night for Mitt Romney, whose campaign of inevitability depended on wins in home state Michigan and Mormon-friendly Arizona, but he proved resilient in both states.

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Exit Pulse

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Sean (CC-BY-ND)

Michigan’s GOP Primary: Now With More Democrats

According to exit polls and Nate Silver, 41 percent of the people voting in Michigan’s Republican primary identify as Democrat or independent.

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John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (CC-BY)

Republican Snowe Drops Out of the Battle for the Senate

One of the few moderate Republicans left in Congress, if not the universe, Sen. Olympia Snowe said she has decided not to run for re-election because of “an atmosphere of polarization and ‘my way or the highway’ ideologies” in politics and government.

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Vote for Putin

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Mr. Clean

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Winning Strategy

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Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Santorum in the Extreme

Beneath that sweater vest beats the heart of a calculating and increasingly desperate politician who has gone beyond pandering all the way to shameless demagoguery.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Obama’s Tenuous Lead

If the election were held right now, President Obama would likely win by about the same margin that propelled him into office in 2008. But how fragile are his current advantages?

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Hee-Haw

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Wirewalking

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Lawrence Lessig on ‘Fixing the Republic’

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Lawrence Lessig discusses his new e-book, “One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic,” and his optimism that movements like Occupy Wall Street can help set our democracy back on course.

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Lawrence Lessig on ‘Fixing the Republic’

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Lawrence Lessig discusses his new e-book, “One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic,” and his optimism that movements like Occupy Wall Street can help set our democracy back on course.

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Mitt in Michigan

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Candle

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The Missing Link

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AP / Nariman El-Mofty

Dispatches From Cairo: Blood, Money and Revolution

As American NGO employees await trial, propagandists beat the drums of public suspicion and the military maneuvers to preserve U.S. aid.

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That’s the Limit

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New Obama Campaign Co-Chair: ‘The President Is Wrong’

“The president is wrong.” So says one of the newly appointed co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

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White House / Pete Souza

On the President as Alien

They say that President Obama is a Muslim, but if he isn’t, he’s a secularist who is waging war on religion.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Paul Sancya

How the FCC Can Take the Money Out of Politics

Politics has become a game of the super rich, but the money they donate is significant only because of the way it is spent: on TV and radio advertising.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 READ MORE


Trump (Again) Considers Running for President

This election is so important, Donald Trump told the home crowd on CNBC, he would “seriously, seriously consider” running for president if Rick Santorum won the nomination.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 READ MORE


Whose Slime Is it Anyway?

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Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Fearful GOP May Hope for a Brokered Convention

Republicans haven’t quite thrown away what they see as a winnable presidential election, at least not yet. But they’re trying their best.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 READ MORE


Bill Moyers: Attack Ads Inside and Out

On this week’s “Moyers & Company,” Kathleen Hall Jamieson of FactCheck.org and FlackCheck.org says “we’re at a very, very critical time right now” and must try to block “visceral” political advertising at the local level.

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Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Ideological Hypocrites

Conservatives in power have never been—and can never be—as anti-government as they are in a campaign.

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The Rickhead

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On the Up and Up

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Democracy

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Comes the Revolution

Andrew Breitbart, the publisher of Breitbart.com and a couple of other popular websites, set the tone for a program at the University of Southern California last Wednesday by calling George Stephanopoulus of ABC News a little rat with a runny nose.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 READ MORE


Pay Close Attention to China

China, for better or worse, is a serious country. The United States had better start acting like one.

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INFZM.com via Engadget

Apple’s China Comes Home to Haunt Us

China’s labor practices are now to be admired rather than scorned, lest the American economy decline further in the new world order.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 READ MORE


Martha in the Middle

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Christopher Macsurak (CC-BY)

A Religious War Out of Thin Air

At ease, Christian soldiers. There is no “war on religion,” no assault on the Catholic Church. A faith that has endured for thousands of years will survive even Nicki Minaj.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 READ MORE



Class vs. Race

These may be the first elections in which class will carry more weight than race; the “right to be forgotten” threatens freedom of speech on the Internet; meanwhile, some smartphone voice recognition software is racist and sexist. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 READ MORE


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