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Opinion: 7 Things to Watch for in the First Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

With polls closer than you think, Wednesday night's debate could be a game-changer. Here's what we're watching for.

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Opinion: Just Who Is Chris Christie Campaigning For?

Monday, October 01, 2012

Either Christie is calculating his impact for four years from now rather than four weeks, or he's just a loose cannon.

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Explainer: What to Watch for in this Action-Packed Supreme Court Term

Monday, October 01, 2012

There are so many good cases and issues to consider this term, I can’t write about them in a single post.

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Opinion: Laws Restricting the Right to Vote are Wrong

Friday, September 28, 2012

The laws are in reality a Republican response to 2008's record turnout of African-American and Hispanic voters.

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Opinion: Not So Fast, Big Money is STILL Ruining our Democracy

Friday, September 28, 2012

Despite the Obama campaign's dire warnings, most believed that an incumbent would be able to raise the money he needed to stay competitive. In Senate and Congressional races, though, that won't be the case.

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Explainer: Why Don't Both Parties Search for New Voters?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I find it shocking that there isn’t more outrage at the profoundly undemocratic intentions behind both the lack of motivation to register the unregistered and deliberately making it more difficult for people to have access to the vote.

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Opinion: On Global Stage, Romney Again Shows He's An Arms-Length Kind of Guy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I have strong feelings about Mitt Romney. Nevertheless, I was eager to see him speak at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday morning. What I saw didn't make me think more or less of him, but did make me feel more strongly that he's not ready to be our representative to the world.

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Opinion: Mohammad and the 1st Amendment: Crying Fire in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Can American ideals of free speech rooted in the First Amendment co-exist with the reverence for the Prophet Mohammad rooted in Islam?

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Opinion: Sach's Price of Civilization More Relevant than Ever after Romney-Ryan

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With the presidential election now squarely focused on the economic issues Sachs expertly analyzes, the book has gained relevance during the past year and its sales should gain a second wind as a result.

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Opinion: Could Hillary Clinton Face Elizabeth Warren in 2016?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Two Democratic names - Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren - keep indicating that 2016 could be the year of the woman.

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Review | Power Play: Toobin’s Take on the Rocky Relationship of the Obama Administration and the Roberts Court

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin's latest book The Oath is not just a title.  It is the beginning.  He starts his new book with the oath.  The president's oath, that is.

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Opinion: The Life of a Fat Cat Government Worker

Friday, September 21, 2012

When people see stories where the premise is “D.C. = rich people,” they make that leap into “government worker = rich people,” which is a little like making the assumption that everyone in Vegas is a casino owner.

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Opinion: Immigration Policy Needs to Adapt to Economic Conditions

Thursday, September 20, 2012

There is nothing wrong with immigration in general. The problem is our inflexible immigration policy that doesn't adapt to the economic times our country is in.

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Opinion: Romney's 47 Percent Comment is Not Obama's "Clinging to Guns"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It was a foolish comment Obama made, but it was made with the aim of inclusion. And as president, he has not rallied against guns or religion, hasn't written off large parts of the country, hasn't selected only one kind of American for relief, support and encouragement.

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Meme Patrol: #MuslimRage

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The hashtag was overtaken instantly by tweets mocking the concept of specifically “Muslim” rage, detailing rage-triggers that were sometimes inanely innocuous, sometimes darkly ironic, and all very much on point with what it means to be a modern Muslim.

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Opinion: I'm a 47-Percenter Romney Needs to Win

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A whole heck of a lot of us are in that 47 percent percent, and from the polls I've been seeing... more and more of us are leaning toward voting for Obama, or at least not voting for Romney.

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Opinion: Both Parties Prefer Fairy Tales to Truth on Economy

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ideology is a dangerous thing. Both parties would rather tell fictions about the economy than deal with real, imminent problems.

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Opinion: Romney's '47 Percent' Gives Fading OWS a Birthday Present

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This puts Romney not only in the 1 percent that OWS has been targeting; but in an elite, exclusive top 1 percent of 1 percent of most unfortunate political comments caught on video.

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Opinion: Did Obama Lose Interest in the Arab Spring?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Serious questions remain as to whether, after the overthrow of dictatorships, the U.S. failed to aggressively follow-up to help in the building of civil, security, economic, and political institutions in these countries.

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Opinion: Soda 'Ban' Puts Bloomberg to the Left of Obama on Regulations

Friday, September 14, 2012

This bold, unapologetically regulatory and somewhat nannyish would not be instigated on the federal level by Obama or any president.

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