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Opinion: Romney's Economic Plan Doesn't Help the Poor OR the Middle Class

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The rub is in the funding. Romney rails on Obama all the time for  exploding the national debt, but his plans are also brimming with ideas that would either cost money, or take money out of current revenue. This is an attack on the future prosperity of the American middle class.

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Opinion: After Florida, The Race for Delegates

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

While we get excited about the caucuses and primaries, harvesting delegates is actually a backbreaking and difficult job.

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Opinion: No WAY Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

If there's one thing we know about President Obama, it's that this is not a man to take risks with his political life. He's been "evolving" on gay marriage for years now but there's no way he'll fully become man before the election.

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Opinion: In New Role, Will Schneiderman Remain a Liberal Crusader?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Since he was a State Senator, Schneiderman has been a reform-minded, good-government, left-leaning champion.  In his race for Attorney General, he beat out a crowded primary field running as an unapologetic liberal

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Opinion: It's Newt v. The Republican Establishment

Monday, January 30, 2012

How Newt Gingrich turned what was supposed to be a positive campaign into his own personal Moby Dick.

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Opinion: Debunking that Pro-Obama Facebook Meme

Friday, January 27, 2012

Whenever I log onto Facebook now, I see people posting that 15-point list of President Obama’s alleged accomplishments. Some of them like “Got Osama bin Laden” and “Won a Nobel Peace Prize” are right. But a lot of them are wrong.

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Opinion: Santorum 'Disgusted' With Two-Player Debates

Friday, January 27, 2012

All four candidates had a good night. They each got in memorable lines or quips. Gingrich did not blow away the debate as he did in South Carolina. Romney exceeded expectations and seemed more confident again (as he was when he was the sure winner in about October or November ...

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Opinion: GOP Debate Recap - Nothing Sunny In the Sunshine State

Friday, January 27, 2012

There was nothing sunny about the last debate in the Sunshine State. The Final Four know that you don't win by being nice and they hardly pretended. Gingrich slammed Romney for investments his blind trust made in mutual funds that bought shares of Fannie and Freddie (convoluted enough for you?). ...

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Opinion: Obama's Got No Good Options on Energy

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In his State of the Union, the president showed his support for more domestic energy exploration, and while we may have stopped one pipeline, we haven't changed a system that demands us to pipe more oil and natural gas further distances to power our everyday lives.

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Opinion: You Should Run for Office

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

There are plenty of reasons to be cynical about politics. But the answer isn't to bow out of electoral engagement completely.

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Opinion: Congress This Year: Like Last Year, Only Worse

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For all the bad that happened last year, most everything that led to gridlock isn't going anywhere, and in many cases will be worse.

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Opinion: Mitt Romney is the Not-Bad Candidate in a Sea of Terrible Ones

Monday, January 23, 2012

With the idea that they're the same politically, people are choosing based on personality. And yes, let's insert the obvious joke here that it's hard to do that with Mitt Romney since he doesn't have one. Yet, for the second presidential election in a row, I'll be voting Mitt Romney to try to stop the other guys from winning.

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Opinion: Why Nobody Saw Gingrich Coming in SC

Sunday, January 22, 2012

South Carolina is the beating heart of the real South, and there is a long sociology of many South Carolinians disliking slick, rich Yankees. Newt played to that as a neighbor from Georgia.

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Opinion: CNN Was Right to ask Gingrich About Open Marriage

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gingrich misrepresented King’s question – and its newsworthiness. That Gingrich’s ex-wife accused him of having an affair might not be “news.” But that it comes after Gingrich himself spent months trying to get Bill Clinton impeached for lying about Monica Lewinsky IS.

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Opinion: What if Alvin Greene Jumps in South Carolina?

Friday, January 20, 2012

In South Carolina, conventional wisdom is that Mitt Romney has this Saturday’s primary all wrapped up, despite Newt Gingrich’s tour-de-force debate performance on Monday. But that calculus ignores the potential political earthquake that could ensue if former U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene makes a last-minute bid for the presidency. 

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Opinion: Thank Citizens United for the Bloody Battle in South Carolina

Friday, January 20, 2012

With Super PACs savaging candidates left and right, January 21st is a fitting date for the South Carolina Primary: it's the two-year anniversary of Citizens United.

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Opinion: Iowa, the Irrelevant

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Like a mindless herd, we journalists have anointed Iowa the nation’s presidential kingmaker, and established a narrative that assigns the candidate winning the state “momentum” and “electability”…despite the fact that the caucuses aren’t even a binding vote.

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Opinion: I Was So Wrong About Rick Perry

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In 2008 I had made the far-out prediction that John McCain would win the primary. Everyone said I was nuts, and when I was right I reveled in the accolades of my friends calling me a genius.  Still intoxicated from being so right, I figured I'd try a longshot prediction again and I was wrong. Mea culpa.

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Opinion: Obama Throws SOPA and Keystone Red Meat to Liberals

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's rare for environmentalists to cheer loudly for this president, and add to it the administration's carefully-worded objections to SOPA and PIPA, and you see a president who has decided to re-excite those whose enthusiasm carried him to victory four years ago.

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