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The Crisis In Boston Is Over; Let the Carping, Criticisms, and Conspiracies Begin

The Crisis In Boston Is Over; Let the Carping, Criticisms, and Conspiracies Begin

It started right on schedule early Saturday morning. The second guessing and the criticism over the choices made by law…

11 years ago

Should ANY Of Us Need the State’s OK To Wed?

Shouldn't we be questioning the right of government to mess with marriage at all?

11 years ago

Are Wal-Mart’s Financials A Light Bulb Moment?

There was a little glimmer of light in the Southern skies last week. It wasn't exactly a light bulb flashing…

11 years ago

Republicans are Jumping the Shark With Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Attack

Republicans seem intent on jumping the shark. This time they are staking a lot of political capital on a battle…

11 years ago

Giffords/Kelly PAC a Missed Opportunity for Gun Reform

Ya gotta love Gabby Giffords and her remarkable husband Mark Kelly. But on Tuesday they blew it.

11 years ago

Harry Reid Wants Input on Filibuster; let’s give it to him

If Senator Reid needs more input on filibuster reform, let's make our voices heard right now.

11 years ago

Focusing NRA Fight on Sandy Hook Could Lose the Battle for Sensible Gun Policy

Now we have this universal outpouring of grief and revulsion and we also have a problem. The known facts about…

11 years ago

The NRA’s Soft Underbelly: 70% of Their Members Favor Gun Restrictions

If one quarter of the 70 percent who feel the NRA is, on some level, making unreasonable demands can be…

11 years ago

Even Mad Men Can’t Rebrand this Bunch of Republicans

Republicans can try once again to rebrand themselves, but at heart they remain exclusionary and selfish and more than anything…

11 years ago

Are the Polls Obscuring Pitfalls and Pluses?

Could all of those polls rather than informing us about the election be actually obscuring an undercurrent that could change…

11 years ago

History Provides an Ominous Precedent for War on Women

Since we know it is possible we may soon be told we must give birth, how much of a stretch…

11 years ago

Minimum Wage Study Torpedoes another Right Wing Talking Point

A study released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), however, shows that it is big corporations not small businesses…

12 years ago

Using the GOP’s Own Argument Against Them to Fight Voter Suppression

We can take a page from the right's playbook and fight voter suppression with the message that voting is a…

12 years ago

Let’s Nudge Republicans Off Their Shaky Healthcare Cliff

Tea Party Republicans are on such shaky ground with their opposition to Obamacare that it would be a sin not…

12 years ago

Are Republican Contempt Allegations Payback For Eric Holder’s Defense of Voting Rights?

Only the gullible can't see the link between Eric Holder’s aggressive persecution of voting abuses in Florida and what has…

12 years ago

7 Lessons Democrats and Progressives Should Learn From Wisconsin

No matter the outcome on June 5, the Wisconsin uprising is serving up a passel of lessons that Democrats and…

12 years ago

Arizona Legislates Women Into a State of Perpetual Pregnancy

The Arizona State Legislature with the help of ALEC has done the impossible. Without involving a single sperm, they have…

12 years ago

Justice For Trayvon: We Can Beat City Hall – and NRA as Well

After the killing of Trayvon Martin will we realize that after having success against Komen and Rush, we can stand…

12 years ago

Bill Maher Got It Wrong: Why We Must Keep The Pressure On Rush Limbaugh

Bill Maher thinks we should accept Rush Limbaugh's apology, but here's why we must pursue Limbaugh to a point where…

12 years ago

The Media Drops The Ball With Same Sex Marriage Moral Equivalence Argument

The media hasn't gone far enough in arguing against a referendum on same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

12 years ago