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Opinion: Was the Wisconsin Recall Election a Bellwether for the Nation?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

In Wisconsin, it was a race for the left and right corners of the political spectrum. Will the rest of the country follow suit?

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Opinion: Why the Job Numbers Aren't As Bad as You Think

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The worst thing that can happen is for people to just up and quit looking for work. It's not a big change, but seeing the labor participation rate go up from 63.6 percent to 63.8 percent is a small step in the right direction.

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Opinion: Don't Like Obama? Don't Be Racist

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Some of the biggest changes in the 2010 election were that Obama voters were having second thoughts about the party of the man they elected just two years prior. Did they suddenly become racists?

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Opinion: Paycheck Fairness Act Key to Progressive Full-Court Press

Monday, June 04, 2012

With the recent push for the Paycheck Fairness Act, a progressive and important idea is actually driving the debate. Now's not the time to slow down.

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Opinion: Obama's on Shaky Ground With Crucial Constituencies

Monday, June 04, 2012

The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.

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Opinion: Bill Clinton and Cory Booker are Right About Bain

Monday, June 04, 2012

The former President and the Mayor of Newark were both critical of Obama's attack ads against Romney. Democrats should listen up if they want to attract swing voters in November.

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Opinion: DOMA Repeal Shows Why Courts Matter

Friday, June 01, 2012

The country is evolving quickly. Public opinion has turned. Now everyone needs to get on board or be steamrolled by history.

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Opinion: Fox & Friends Obama 'Attack' Ad Sums up Cable News

Friday, June 01, 2012

Should anything shock you coming from a station that would give a lowlife like Al Sharpton a show, or a station that would give give Glenn Beck a platform for a few years?

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Opinion: Like Public Parks? Thank Taxpayers Like You and Me

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Without public investment, we wouldn't have public beaches and highways and train lines to take us there. We wouldn't have lakes clean enough to swim in and trails safe enough to hike.

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Federal Appeals Court Overturns DOMA's Definition of Marriage

Thursday, May 31, 2012

In a unanimous ruling, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a key component of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. This is the first time that DOMA was found to be unconstitutional by a Federal Appeals Court.

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Opinion: Elizabeth Warren and the Problem with Racial Self-Identification

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts -and recent head of the federal consumer protection agency - is in the middle of a nasty controversy that underscores the nefarious nature of racial politics in this country.

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Opinion: How to Live Yale Student Marina Keegan's Lesson

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Her message of being open to possibility because the journey is long reads just as true for embracing possibility because the journey may be cut short.

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Opinion: The Case for Foreign Aid

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Which president said - “U.S. assistance is essential to express and achieve our national goals in the international community — a world order of peace and justice"? Richard Nixon. 

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Opinion: How Much Backlash to the Backlash in Walker Recall?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Elections are about outcomes, and if Walker holds onto his post, it will be a sign that there's still work to do.

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Opinion: Put Career Politicians on the Endangered Species List

Thursday, May 24, 2012

That Lugar, who ran unopposed six years ago and collected 87 percent of the vote in 2006 was tossed out by a Tea Party candidate last week should send shockwaves to every incumbent politician on the ballot this November. Why?

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Opinion: No Surprise Best and Brightest Don't Wind Up in DC

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

If Washington could attract the same talent as Silicon Valley, maybe Congress wouldn't have the lowest approval ratings in history.

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Opinion: Why Stop at 'Black Metrosexual Abraham Lincoln'?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Attached please find artists' renderings of our top four attack strategies for your review.

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Opinion: Obama - Rev. Wright SuperPAC Ad 'Leaked' to Perfection

Monday, May 21, 2012

How about this scenario? The whole thing was a carefully orchestrated drama that rolled out and ended just as it was intended to do. Everyone hit their marks in the studio state and played their role to perfection.

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Opinion: The Filibuster Has Pirated Democracy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The founding fathers designed the filibuster as a last resort to be used rarely to block legislation seen as likely to pass but deemed dangerous by one member of the Senate.

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Opinion: I've Had Enough of Banks Behaving Badly

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

They are still foreclosing on homeowners and resisting write-downs, still raising banking fees, still lobbying against reforms. And one can bet they are on track for big bonuses.

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