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Justice for Obama?

A common question of presidential candidates is what kind of Supreme Court justice they would appoint. But at a campaign event in Iowa on Tuesday, someone asked Hillary Clinton if she would consider nominating President Obama to the Supreme Court. Laughing in delight, Clinton replied “Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that […]

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The Enemy of My Enemy

During Sunday night’s Democratic debate, the Republican National Committee did something unusual. They sent out four real-time emails to reporters defending Bernie Sanders against attacks from Hillary Clinton. One of the emails defended Sanders’ single-payer health care plan. Another offered a rebuttal to Clinton’s attack on Sanders over gun control. A third defended Sanders’ argument […]

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Third Time’s a Charm?

Republicans keep trying to create a conservative utopia, with predictable results. First there was Kansas, where Sam Brownback showed us how to cut taxes and destroy the social safety net, and when that failed, they doubled down with even more tax cuts (for the rich) and spending cuts, with disastrous results. But did they learn? […]

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Reality Reasserts

On Saturday, Democrat John Bel Edwards won a runoff election and was elected governor of Louisiana. Why is this newsworthy? Because he is the first Democrat elected to a statewide office there since 2008. His opponent was David Vitter, who has been plagued by scandals. Why wasn’t current governor Bobby Jindal in the race? Because […]

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Bernie Sanders at Liberty University

Bernie Sanders appeared at the ultra-conservative Liberty University to give a speech and answer questions. Here, Sanders answers a question about abortion: I love the fact that Sanders is not afraid to stand up for his convictions, nor does he mince words or play the politician and say what his audience wants to hear. You […]

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Distance?

Jon Stewart makes a very good point about Democrats who thought it was smart to distance themselves from the president. Who in the world would ever think that was a good idea? And why did Obama play along with it? Distancing themselves from Obama seems to have made the Democratic loss far worse. If there […]

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Criticism?

© Tom Tomorrow I often wish that political parties didn’t exist or were illegal. Indeed, George Washington in his farewell address famously warned against political parties, saying that they would lead to “frightful despotism” because of their tendency to distract the government from their duties, create unfounded jealousies among groups and regions, raise false alarms […]

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Return of the Jedi

Obama in a speech this week, makes a really good case against “false equivalences” from the media. I couldn’t have said it better myself! You’ll hear if you watch the nightly news or you read the newspapers that, well, there’s gridlock, Congress is broken, approval ratings for Congress are terrible. And there’s a tendency to […]

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Love, Actually

A hilarious factoid in The Economist from a poll of married couples, asking whether both spouses always voted the same way. 73% of the married men said yes. “The wives’ response? Just 49% said yes.” Also interesting is that unmarried women, who accounted for nearly a quarter of all votes cast in the 2012 presidential […]

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Extremist Conspiracy

[by Andy Borowitz. Reprinted from The Borowitz Report.] Bachmann Claims White House Has Links to Extremist Group Called Democrats WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Representative Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) stirred controversy today by claiming that several key members of the Obama Administration had links to a shadowy extremist group called the Democratic Party. While Representative […]

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Bipartisanship

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Barack Obama is Luke Skywalker

Jon Stewart is awesomely funny:

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Winning, Losing, or Governing

William Saletan has a thoughtful article that takes the media to task for obsessing about politics as a sport, where the only thing that matters is whether you win or lose, and nobody cares how you actually play the game. After all, we keep saying that we want our politicians to be less partisan, and […]

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Personally, I’d like to abolish political parties

© Ben Garrison According to a survey by Rasmussen Reports, most voters expected Republicans to win control of the House of Representatives. But what is really ironic is that — even before the election — 59% think it is likely that most voters will be disappointed with the Republicans in Congress before the elections in […]

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Tea or Tree?

© Lisa Benson I’m not actually completely sure what this is trying to say, but it made me laugh!

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