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Deja Vu All Over Again

The election isn’t until November of 2016, over 20 months away, but the rhetoric has already started, and it doesn’t bode well for the future. For starters, some Republicans haven’t figured out that they are no longer running against Barack Obama. Take the words of Ted Cruz (on Fox News of course), who called Obama […]

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Republican Voters Support Gay Marriage

A new set of polls from NBC News and Marist College are even more surprising than expected. The expected parts are that Republican voters don’t like presidential candidates who support things like Common Core, immigration reform, doing something about climate change, or raising taxes on the wealthy. The surprise part is that opposition to gay […]

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Beyond Bipartisanship

Following my recent post about bipartisanship, there is an interesting piece in The Guardian by Gary Younge: As a means, bipartisanship is, of course, an admirable goal: the more politicians are able to work together, put the interests of their constituents first and get things done, the better. The grandstanding, bickering and procedural one-upmanship that […]

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Future Perfect?

© Lee Judge I’ve made my fair share of bad predictions, but at least I try to admit it when I’m wrong. But some people seem to make a career out of being constantly wrong. Take Grover Norquist (please!), who has announced (without irony) that he “would like Republicans to shut up about how bad […]

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Oh Brother!

Jeb Bush Resigns as George W. Bush’s Brother WASHINGTON (Satire from The Borowitz Report)—In the strongest sign to date that he intends to seek the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially resigned his position as George W. Bush’s brother. “No longer being related to his brother is a key step […]

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Against Everything They Stand For

Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor and publisher of The Nation) has published a powerful opinion piece in the Washington Post about net neutrality. I like this one because it doesn’t depend on technical arguments or anything speculative. It just uses clear examples to show why letting the telecoms have their way with the internet would threaten […]

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Immigration. Blah blah blah

After Obama announced his executive action to clean up some of our immigration mess, Republicans screamed bloody murder. As reported here over a week ago: Rep Steve King said that Obama was “throwing this nation into a crisis”. And Senator Tom Coburn warned of “violent reactions” from people who disagree with Obama, saying “the country’s […]

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Long Live Benghazi!

The GOP-led investigation by the House Intelligence Committee took two years to study the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. It was not the first Congressional investigation to look into it (in fact, it was the seventh), but Republicans promised that it would be the authoritative one. Well, like all the investigations before it, […]

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Preemptive Attack

The GOP is promising to “swiftly counter Obama’s immigration moves“. Senator Mitch McConnell even gave a speech today and declared that Obama would regret ignoring the wishes of the American people. McConnell said “We’re considering a variety of options”, which is a reference to shutting down the government or impeaching Obama. According to the NY […]

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Impeach President Obama

[excerpted from an article by Leonard Pitts Jr. in the Miami Herald] Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Obama. Go ahead, you know you want to do it. The very thought makes you warm and gooey inside. You have already floated many rationales for doing so. You’ve wanted to impeach him both for things he’s done […]

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Trust, But Verify

The supposed truce between Obama and the GOP continues to go down the drain:

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That didn’t take long

Wednesday afternoon, Obama gave a press conference where he congratulated Republicans on their victories, and laid out specific policy issues where he thinks the two sides can and must work together to solve problems for the American people. It is short and I recommend you go watch it. Some Republicans, including the new Senate Majority […]

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Conservative Utopia?

This blog reported in August about how Kansas senator Sam Brownback was creating a conservative utopia with no taxes for businesses, and massive cuts to schools and other social programs. He had plenty of help from the Koch brothers, who are headquartered in Wichita. And the state legislature, after getting rid of most of those […]

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Abuse of Power

Wow. Just wow. I knew that Republicans were the party of no, but I didn’t realize that they would argue that it would be an abuse of power to just do your frickin’ job. So here is the situation. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder has resigned. Obama will now nominate someone, who has to be […]

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Jon Stewart Changes the Climate around Climate Change

The Daily show covers the New York Climate Action march, and contrasts it with the idiots on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:

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