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Opinion: Let's Declare Independence from Lobbyists and Big Money

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Much of the lethargy that bogs down our political leaders and limits their imaginations comes from their political ties -- to institutions that are broken, conventional wisdom that has failed, and lobbying forces not looking out for the common good.

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Opinion: The Republican Party Glossary and Style Manual

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Your one-stop guide for decoding the GOP's favorite terms.

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Opinion: If Liberals Can't Beat Corporations, Why Not Join Them?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Look at historical heroes of liberal achievements - FDR and LBJ. They learned when to play nice with the titans of capital in order to get things done.

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Opinion: How to Target Swing Voters After Health Care Decision

Monday, July 02, 2012

Swing voters didn't like what the Democrats were doing when they had the Senate, House and White House, we don't like what the Republicans have done with their expanded minority the last year and a half either.

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Opinion: Fast and Furious - and Eric Holder's Mistake - is Deadly Serious

Friday, June 29, 2012

Who still cares that the U.S. government sold guns to Mexican gangs? I care.

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Opinion: News Corp Split Means FOX 'News' Where it Belongs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

At least Fox News is now where it belongs - in the world of entertainment.

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Opinion: Washington Post Insider Trading Probe Shows Congress' Greed Knows No Bounds

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Many of these folks either enter wealthy already or are ensured a soft landing with a golden parachute. Given all the fully-legal and quasi-legitimate benefits, you'd think they wouldn't have to grab at any more.

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Opinion: Supreme Court is No Longer Part of the Solution

Monday, June 25, 2012

The last decade began with the Court ordering a state to stop counting votes and ended with the Court repealing a century of precedent governing political contributions. Imagine where the next decade could go.

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Opinion: Will Hispanic Voters Actually Turn Out?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Most Hispanics I’ve talked to in the past day see no boldness here and very tepid citizenship options between either president 

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Opinion: John Edwards' New Daughter Struggling Through Rielle Hunter Memoir

Friday, June 22, 2012

“This is a tough read for her,” Hunter said, watching her daughter Frances Quinn draw Alex the Lion from Madagascar in yellow crayon on the title page.

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Opinion: How Liberals Must Take Back the Dream

Friday, June 22, 2012

Progressives like to envision we are pushing forward a positive agenda, but we are increasingly finding ourselves in the position of pushing back: against policy assaults from the right-wing, an uncompromising Tea Party-controlled GOP and a flood of corporate money swamping democracy.

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Opinion: What's So Wrong With Corporate Gay-Washing?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Is Nike, not always associated with human rights, trying to be a good corporate citizen? Or is it just a smart business strategy? Does it matter? 

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Opinion: Remember - Before Obamacare, Healthcare Was Terrible

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In case you forgot, before Obamacare you had the “freedom” to choose which insurance company would inevitably reject some, most, or all of your medical bills when you got sick or injured.

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Opinion: George H.W. Bush Doc Puts Family, Not Politics, at the Fore for 41

Friday, June 15, 2012

A new documentary on George H.W. Bush shows a sense of civility – nobility, even – in his pride in and dedication to public service.

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Opinion: Cuomo's Fracking Plan Shows Jobs Matter More than Safety

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proven himself to be good at politics. He's pushed Albany to function in ways it hadn't for years. His approval ratings in the state and his national recognition affirm that he's crafty at what he does.

Which means that his recent have-it-both-ways announcement on fracking ...

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Opinion: Radical Preachers are the GOP's Problem, Not Obama's

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Reverend Wright’s “radical beliefs” have resulted in no policy decisions whatsoever from the Obama White House. You cannot say the same thing about the beliefs of the religious right and their influence in the GOP.

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Opinion: Florida's Shady History of Denying Justice

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When Florida starts "purging" its voter rolls, there is reason to worry.

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Opinion: Without Government, the Private Sector Would Shrivel

Monday, June 11, 2012

There are huge chunks of the American economy that would also shrink and die off without public spending.

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Opinion: Obama Out of Touch on 'Private Sector Just Fine'

Monday, June 11, 2012

The economy isn't doing well and our president has shown deep enough concern for this fact that he... held a press conference and talked about it a lot.

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Opinion: How Should Progressives Handle Wisconsin Loss? Take Cues from GOP

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Even when they lose a race, conservatives get right back to promoting the ideas their losing candidate ran on. Progressives should do the same post-Wisconsin.

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