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Justin Krebs

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Justin Krebs appears in the following:

Opinion: Ryan Veep Pick Means 2012 Will be a Real Choice

Monday, August 13, 2012

In picking Ryan, Romney cemented his conservative base, he showed he was capable of surprising us, and he signaled that the nature of government should be a subject of debate this election.

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Opinion: Why the Internet Hearts Hillary

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Yet now, the woman who has weathered every kind of online attack is experiencing a new pleasure: online celebration.

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Opinion: From Gun Control to Paid Sick Leave, Progressives Don't Wait for Washington

Monday, August 06, 2012

Conservatives knew that starting with local victories was a way to build the groundwork for larger legislative successes, which is why ALEC was such a success.

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Opinion: Olympic Ideals Aren't Political Reality, But We Can Dream

Friday, August 03, 2012

As they compete on the international stage for the highest glory in their chosen fields, they aren't car-bombing each other. There aren't drone attacks among the rival teams. There are no "collateral damages" in their contests.

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Opinion: DNC Keynote Speaker Selection is All About Messing With Texas

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's about as sure a thing that the Lone Star State will go Republican as it is that New York and California will go Democratic.  However, the Democrats are eyeing a much bigger target than Texas in selecting San Antonio's Mayor Julian Castro as the keynote for their Convention.  What's bigger than Texas?  Try the Texas of tomorrow.

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Opinion: Democratic Party Better Late than Never - and the GOP - on Gay Marriage

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Democrats are once again proving that they lag behind their own voters.  But they are also demonstrating that they are still leagues ahead of the Republicans.

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Opinion: Muppets Right to Stand Against Chick-Fil-A Over Gay Marriage

Friday, July 27, 2012

If there's any lesson from every Muppet adventure, it's that you shouldn't underestimate the ability of that goofy crew of lovable misfits to get things done, outsmart the bad guys and save the day. Evidently, the right-wing owners of Chick-fil-A haven't watched enough of Kermit and the gang.

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Opinion: Big Soda, Good Government and the Nanny State Lie

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Soda drinkers are the victim of concerted efforts to sell them more and more soda without regard to their health.

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Opinion: It's Time for the Consoler in Chief to Talk Gun Control

Monday, July 23, 2012

If it's inappropriate to talk policy after a tragedy and unnecessary to do so before one, then when exactly do we talk about the danger of guns?

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Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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Opinion: Sorry Mitt Romney, I Don't Want a Businessman for President

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I don't want a businessman president. Businesses aren't run like countries. Corporations focus on financial profit. Nations need to trade in social profit as well. CEOs, too often, value short-term gains. I want elected leaders who, too rarely, invest in our long-term well-being.

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Opinion: Voter ID Laws are the New Poll Tax

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Every defender of democratic rights should call Texas' Voter ID law what it is: a poll tax.

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Opinion: Guess Who Hates Obama's Tax on the Super Rich? The Super Rich

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's hard to outspend people whose excessive fortunes rely on them outspending you.

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Opinion: Like it or Not, Heatwaves and Wildfires Have Political Lesson

Monday, July 09, 2012

Weeks like this remind us that we can't tackle everything on our own. Let's call it community. Let's call it looking out for our neighbors. But let's also acknowledge it's what government - at its best - is there to do.

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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: 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: 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: 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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