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John Kerry: The Hardest Working Man in the Diplomacy Business

John Kerry: The Hardest Working Man in the Diplomacy Business

POTUS has arguably the modern era's most unflappable State Department leader by his side. There seems to be no number of hairy, potentially history changing crises that Kerry cannot attack…

Why Nate Silver’s Numbers Are Good News For Democrats

Why Nate Silver’s Numbers Are Good News For Democrats

The electorate is morphing, growing more socially liberal in particular, at a magnificent clip. Both parties are keenly aware of that fact. And nowhere is the transition more evident than…

Senator John McCain Still Can’t Accept the Country’s Rejection of Him

Senator John McCain Still Can’t Accept the Country’s Rejection of Him

I'd like to travel back to last weekend when the ersatz maverick sullied my favorite morning read, the Opinion page of the New York Times.…

On Issue After Issue Republicans Are Determined to Be Wrong

On Issue After Issue Republicans Are Determined to Be Wrong

If there's something that's not in the national interest, it is this bizarre Putin hero-worship on the part of much of the Republican establishment. …

Democrats in Unique Position of United Comfort as Republicans Grapple with 2016 Dread

Democrats in Unique Position of United Comfort as Republicans Grapple with 2016 Dread

The presumed front runners of late 2013 (Democrats: Hillary Clinton, Republicans: Chris Christie) have experienced a seismic shift on the right side of the political spectrum. …

Did President Obama Really ‘Miss an Opportunity’ by Avoiding Sochi?

Did President Obama Really ‘Miss an Opportunity’ by Avoiding Sochi?

The White House's decision to let the athletes do their thing while avoiding overt support of a regime that has been a veritable thorn in America's side on so many…

Why Aren’t More Republican Politicians Following Charlie Crist’s Example?

Why Aren’t More Republican Politicians Following Charlie Crist’s Example?

The real question as I see it does not revolve around why Crist fled into the more inclusive arms of the Democratic Party. Rather I wonder why more Republicans of…

CVS Ending Sales Of Tobacco Offers Conservative Media Dual Dissembling Opportunity

CVS Ending Sales Of Tobacco Offers Conservative Media Dual Dissembling Opportunity

The image of the big plantation tobacco farmer is inextricably linked to the Republican Party, and as long ago as 1998, GOP leadership began to understand that the inflow of…

GOP Can’t Lay Down Arms in War Against Women

GOP Can’t Lay Down Arms in War Against Women

It's been difficult to ignore the Republican Party's insistence, subsequent to its November 2012 shellacking at the national ballot box, that it offers modern appeal to female voters. …

Polar Vortex Underscores Frozen Congressional Activity

Polar Vortex Underscores Frozen Congressional Activity

Mother Nature is bitter and unforgiving all over. Maybe she's taking her cues from the inert members of Congress, who at the close of 2013 dared to make us consider…

SCOTUS Tells Arizona’s Anti-Abortion Crusaders to Suck It Up

SCOTUS Tells Arizona’s Anti-Abortion Crusaders to Suck It Up

At issue is a Grand Canyon State law, passed in 2012, that prohibits most abortions, except in medical emergencies, after 20 weeks. This past May, a three-judge panel of the…

Media Finally Pivots Away from Repetitive Deficit Scare Tactics and Notices Surging Populism

Media Finally Pivots Away from Repetitive Deficit Scare Tactics and Notices Surging Populism

The movement away from "serious" economic butchering that only serves to enrich the wealthy and kick the troubled when they're down, no longer holds the same appeal. …

Democrats Need To Rally Around the Issue of Income Inequality in America

Democrats Need To Rally Around the Issue of Income Inequality in America

As sick as we might all be of partisan infighting, this is a battle we need to have. This isn't a pointless test of ideological purity to source a base…

A Lot of Politically Surprising Things Happened Last Week…But Has Anything Changed?

A Lot of Politically Surprising Things Happened Last Week…But Has Anything Changed?

As we barreled toward the New Year last week, it seemed that each morning brought with it some genuinely surprising political news. …

A Holiday Wish as the Least Productive Congress in History Wraps Up Its Year

A Holiday Wish as the Least Productive Congress in History Wraps Up Its Year

This Congress is on pace to be the least productive in history. Let's set this overpaid, under-performing inertia against the productivity levels of the typical American worker…

SCOTUS to Decide in 2014 If It Will Continue to Confer Personhood Rights on Corporations

SCOTUS to Decide in 2014 If It Will Continue to Confer Personhood Rights on Corporations

As we approach the end of 2013, it seems that Court may decide to undertake another key case in the New Year that will provide it with an opportunity to…

Have Decades of GOP Deregulation & Safety Net Gutting Made Depression the New Normal?

Have Decades of GOP Deregulation & Safety Net Gutting Made Depression the New Normal?

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is never afraid to ask the tough questions. Though his Times blog bears the name "The Conscience of Liberal," the…

Does de Blasio Victory in NYC Offer Post-Racial Blueprint for American Cities?

Does de Blasio Victory in NYC Offer Post-Racial Blueprint for American Cities?

In recent decades (starting with the ascent of former President William J. Clinton to the White House in 1992), "true" liberals have stood by helplessly as members of both of…

Iowa Town Says No to Koch Brothers Influence on Local Elections

Iowa Town Says No to Koch Brothers Influence on Local Elections

But while Team Koch has a virtual stranglehold on Washington Republicans, Americans for Prosperity is finding it a bit harder to ram its agenda down the throats of voters at…

In Run-up to 2016, Chris Christie Finds Himself Alone in the Center Right

In Run-up to 2016, Chris Christie Finds Himself Alone in the Center Right

In evaluating Chris Christie's leadership record as the Republican Governor of New Jersey, there are plenty of reasons for the moderate or liberal voter to be concerned.…

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