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Opinion: School Security - Not Gun Control - is what we Should Learn from Sandy Hook

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our most important reaction should be rationally taking steps that will stop these kinds of attacks in the short term, and better security in our schools should be the first step.

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Opinion: Can We at Least Make it a Little Harder to Get Killed in America?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When Americans say "gun control," we mean "gun inconvenience." We mean "gun paperwork." We mean "filling out gun forms."

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Opinion: Want to Get Rid of Grover Norquist for Good? Vote in Primaries

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wishful thinking isn't going to diminish Grover's influence. But everyone getting off of their collective lazy bums come primary day certainly will.

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Opinion: Meet the Terrible, No-Good Tea Bag Running for Virginia Governor

Monday, December 03, 2012

I’m going to tell you why you should care: Ken Cuccinelli is about as moderate as a punch in the face. If he wins, which is very possible, any talk of the Republican Party moving back to the center will go by the wayside.

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Opinion: No Gold Coins at the End of the Fiscal Cliff Rainbow

Friday, November 30, 2012

If the talks fail and we go off the cliff the million-dollar question becomes, "who will be blamed for the failure?"

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Opinion: Why Chris Christie would Thump Cory Booker in Governor's Race

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Booker’s actual political accomplishments have been somewhat overrated, and a tough campaign against a successful incumbent like Christie could make that more apparent.

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Opinion: Why Cory Booker Should Take on Gov. Chris Christie Next Year

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why would he do it? Because the established political apparatus isn't serving its constituents. Because Booker could look forward in a way his rival refuses to.

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Opinion: The Case for Going Over the Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bad policy got us into this mess. No need for worse policy to get us out.

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Opinion: We've Finally Come to Our Senses on Legalized Pot; Let's Keep Going

Monday, November 26, 2012

So now what? Will this cause our daughters to listen to jazz? Will everyone become jabbering leftists who burn the American flag and mock U.S. war dead?

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Opinion: Good on GOP for Quitting Grover Norquist's Preposterous Tax Pledge

Monday, November 26, 2012

The pledge is now 20 years old, and polls show that if anything, it is a burden on Republicans as the nation struggles to preserve popular programs such as Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

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Opinion: The Ames Straw Poll is Woodstock for Politicos - Don't Kill it!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Instead I recommend that Iowa Democrats also hold a straw poll ever four years on exactly the same date so that we can have an event during the straw poll called "Dueling Polls."

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Opinion: Let's Support Walmart Workers Striking on Black Friday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The only shared sacrifice at Walmart is the sacrifice shared by workers whose situation is bleak, alternatives are slim and right to organize constantly obstructed.

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Opinion: On Gettysburg Anniversary, Have We Progressed Since Lincoln?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Now, it is for us to ask, with all that we have achieved, have we yet reached the larger objective Lincoln envisioned for us, as a functional democracy in the 21st century

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Opinion: Occupy Sandy Proves its Progressive Mettle in Hurricane Relief

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hurricane Sandy revealed the strengths of a volunteer-driven cooperative relief effort pulling from the core values, relationships and skills of the Zuccotti Park movement.

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Opinion: GOP's Furor over Susan Rice Means it Hasn't Learned its 2012 Lesson

Monday, November 19, 2012

The first headlines the GOP is making post-election are for going after Susan Rice, the current UN ambassador whom Obama wants to nominate as the Secretary of State. Not a smart move.

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Opinion: I Don't Care about the Petraeus Scandal, and Neither Should You

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Can we stop to think for a second about how staggeringly pointless it is to expect sexual and moral purity from the head of the CIA?

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Opinion: Don't Hold Your Breath for a Fiscal Cliff Fix

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'd like to think that the positive sounding things that House Majority Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama have been saying, but much of their comments include worrisome hedging.

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Opinion: The White Male Era is Over, and I Won't Miss it

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I live in a world made more exciting, creative, delicious, secure and enjoyable because so many non-White-Males have been around. I don't miss the White Male Era - because I never felt it was mine.

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Opinion: My Afternoon with Petraeus

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

When I met General Petraeus I thought I was in the presence of a great leader. Perhaps I was. But that leadership has been entirely undone.

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Opinion: The 5 Mistakes that Cost Romney the Election

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We know that Barack Obama won the 2012 election by a convincing margin of electoral votes and a healthy popular vote. But we should also acknowledge that Mitt Romney, whose Secret Service name was Javelin, lost the election. Why?

According to the Washington Post, "Romney told the donors he believed ...

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