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Veteran Anger

[I’m quoting an article by Jim Wright from Stonekettle Station in its entirety (minus the addendum, which you should go read).] “The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President (Barack) Obama with the VA scandal and has spent […]

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Swift Boating Trump?

The Republicans are desperately trying to get rid of Donald Trump. I mean they have even asked him nicely to shut up, or at least dial it back a few notches. But Trump continues to be Trump, and he keeps rising in the polls. What’s a GOP to do? Their plan was to wait for […]

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Blooming Politics

It only took a few days for the political irony to show up in Bloom County! © Berkeley Breathed

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If a Trump Falls in the Forest, Does it Make a Sound?

Jon Stewart has a good point. Donald Trump is not the problem. The problem is us. Why do we pay attention to anything Trump says? Trump is following the traditional right-wing script. Now he’s whining about being America’s whipping post because he’s willing to bring up things like immigration that nobody else wants to talk […]

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Trumps Me!

© Matt Lubchansky What an amazing political system we have. Rich people competing to be elected. Other rich people giving money to them to run for office. Rich pundit people on TV telling us who to vote for and judging how “serious” the candidates are by how much money they can raise from other rich […]

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Trump This!

Donald Trump announces that he is running for president, and Twitter goes wild! If you need more snark in your life, go read about it. A couple of examples: Donald Trump is doing an amazing Donald Trump parody right now. Wow. The music tried to get Trump off the stage at his own rally. Even […]

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Affirmative Political Action

Yesterday I posted about how Americans almost unanimously say that our system for funding elections is broken and needs to be dramatically changed. Here’s a good example of why they feel that way, and an organization that is doing something about it. The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has announced that they are suing the Federal […]

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Money in Politics

A recent poll performed by the NY Times and CBS News confirms that Americans believe that money is causing major problems with our politics. A stunning 84% say that money has too much influence on political campaigns, and 85% say that candidates who win public office then promote policies that favor people and groups who […]

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Give ’em Hell, Bernie!

One of my favorite writers, Matt Taibbi, has written a wonderful article in Rolling Stone about Bernie Sanders, our “other” Democratic presidential candidate. Or as Taibbi puts it: His entrance into the 2016 presidential race is a great thing and not a mere footnote to the inevitable coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. […]

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Fair and Balanced

© Jen Sorensen I have to admit that I was never a big fan of Bill Clinton, and in 2008 I supported Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. But I think I actually feel better about Clinton being president now. I saw her speak and answer questions a few months ago, and was more impressed. I […]

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Sarah Palin Raises Money for Hillary Clinton

No, not intentionally. But Sarah Palin managed to raise more than $25,000 for the group “Ready for Hillary”, which qualifies Palin to be a co-chair for their National Finance Council. How did this happen? In Iowa last weekend Palin spoke about how Republicans can stop a Clinton campaign. She even held up a “Ready for […]

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Elections have Consequences

Politico, which has never been particularly liberal, nevertheless has a article whose headline says it all “GOP goes on K Street hiring spree”. As Republicans take control of Congress, they are bringing in veteran influence peddlers to help them run the show. Nearly a dozen veteran K Streeters have been named as top staffers to […]

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Gerrymandering Democracy

A new study from Duke University in North Carolina gives strong statistical proof that the practice of Gerrymandering is perverting our democracy. North Carolina has 13 congressional districts. In the study, they drew a series of 100 congressional district maps randomly. They took the actual vote results from the 2012 election and totaled them for […]

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Why the 2014 Midterms Were Bad News for Republicans

Wait a minute, didn’t the Republicans just sweep the midterm elections in their largest wave in modern history? Didn’t they increase their majority in the House and take over the Senate? Isn’t the GOP now boasting that the American people repudiated the entire Democratic agenda? Isn’t Obama so unpopular that even Democratic candidates were distancing […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Midterm Elections

© Tom Tomorrow Will Obama open a can of veto whoop-ass? Will anyone do anything about immigration? Will Republicans ever stop talking about Benghazi and start trying to take credit for Obamacare? Will we survive? Or was this just the warm-up for the next presidential election?

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