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Opinion: How to Blow the Whistle on Big Money

Monday, March 26, 2012

Citizens United allows corporations to use money to influence elections, so a group of progressive organizations is using money to influence corporations. Larry Flynt has once again issued a call for evidence of improprieties -- sexual and financial -- by members of Congress.

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Opinion: What if All the Candidates Were Toys?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time was the GOP primary reminded us of a three-ring circus with a surfeit of clowns. Now, after a spectacular own-goal by senior Romney campaign aide Eric Fehrnstrom, it’s looking more like Toy Story 4.

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Opinion: Leave De Niro (and Limbaugh) (and Coulter) (and Maher) Alone!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Here’s something that people without a sense of humor don’t get: laughing at something disarms it. There’s no such thing as a topic “inappropriate” to joke about because joking about it makes it less formidable and easier to handle.  

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Opinion: Obama's Self-Serving Budget Plan

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

President Obama's budget shows him to be the same sort of self-serving Washington politician that have gotten us in the mess we're in now.

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Opinion: How Paul Ryan Secretly Took Over the GOP

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This week the GOP demonstrated again who their leader is: Representative Paul Ryan. What makes him the leader isn't how extreme he but that he's direct enough to stand by his plan, he's effective enough to insert his ideas into the public debate and most of all that Republicans are willing to follow him.

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Opinion: Voting in America is a Privilege, Not a Right

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You need to show ID when you go to the bar. Why not when you go to the polls?

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Opinion: Why Santorum's 'English Only' Gaffe is Genius

Monday, March 19, 2012

GOP candidate Rick Santorum was quoted in saying that if the territory wanted U.S. statehood, they'd have to make English their only official language. Smart move.

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Opinion: St. Patty's Arrests Prove OWS Hibernation is Over

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg needs to defend corporate abuses one day, and police actions the next, making him the best recruiter Occupy Wall Street could ask for.

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Opinion: Business Can Counteract Washington Gridlock

Monday, March 19, 2012

Both parties are becoming more and more ideologically pure each year, making the gap between them larger and larger. Not even the most liberal republican is in the same area of the political spectrum as the most conservative republican.

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Opinion: Bravo to Cato for Fighting Back Koch Brothers

Thursday, March 15, 2012

If you're familiar with Cato, you wont be at all surprised that they're trying to fight off a hostile takeover attempt by the Koch brothers. Disagree with them or not, Cato takes it's work very seriously, and doesn't want a couple of fire breathing polemics holding the strings at their beloved think tank.

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Obama and UK Prime Minister Cameron Joint Press Conference

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

President Barack Obama and Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House.

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Opinion: No Southern Strategy? No Problem for Romney

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Team Mitt should view last night's losses as an opportunity: to grab the center now and secure firmer standing against President Obama in the fall.

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Opinion: A Conservative's Advice to Mitt Romney

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Give us a little something, Mitt.  We promise not to try to be your friend.

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Opinion: Political Opportunism Over Gas Price Pains is Nothing New

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The facts are much less exciting than either party would have you believe. The Republicans omit that there are great expanses of already open land and the Democrats paint a picture where their plans would bring down gas prices and move us along to cleaner and cheaper technology, but battery tech just plain isn't there yet.

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Opinion: Shootings Prompt Same Question: What Are We Doing in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In this election, where the economy looms largest, and Iran is puffed up to me the international bogeyman, most candidates have something in common with most Americans: they'd rather not discuss Afghanistan.

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Opinion: The GOP's Primary Calendar is to Blame for 'Southern Nightmare'

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Republican leaders are defending the primary calendar and the decision to have so many contests divide delegates proportionately. I’m not so sure. A quick early victory would have spared the contenders the endless scrutiny of their positions on issues and their frequent slips of tongue.

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Opinion: Citizens United Didn't Cause the Problem, Just Made it a Whole Lot Worse

Monday, March 12, 2012

Why is so much money going to loose cannon groups instead of the political parties who would be held responsible for inaccurate and excessively brutal political advertising?

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Opinion: Gingrich and Santorum's Race for Second Place

Friday, March 09, 2012

Gingrich angered many in the Republican base by suggesting that Santorum end his quest for the presidency in order to allow one candidate to emerge as the alternative to Governor Romney. Gingrich was magnanimous enough to suggest that he was just the man for the job, naturally.

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Opinion: Unpacking "Game On," Rick Santorum's Music Video Love Letter

Friday, March 09, 2012

The sister rock group First Love  is doing a better job communicating conservative ideas than the man they support. This is what the GOP needs to tap into: youthful energy, an uplifting message, a spirit of inclusion.

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Opinion: So Long, Dennis Kucinich - The Left Loses Its Ron Paul

Thursday, March 08, 2012

In opposition to the Iraq War and the Patriot Act, Kucinich and Paul have shared a few critical and underrepresented positions. But the more important commonality is their role in voicing opinions that "serious" politicians in their party are afraid to speak.

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