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Justin Krebs

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Opinion: Mini-Scandals Should be Major Test of Obama's Leadership

Friday, April 20, 2012

The back-to-back GSA and Secret Service mini-scandals, along with the newly-leaked photos of our soldiers posing with Taliban remains, remind us that sometimes public servants behave badly and it's not a partisan affair.

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Opinion: ALEC Explained - Why the Conservative Group isn't Going Away

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Not many people knew about ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- before this uproar, and most people probably imagine they won't hear much more. The truth is, though, that ALEC isn't small, the campaign to pressure it wasn't quick and the story isn't just a ripple.

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Opinion: Why Everyone's Mad on Tax Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Congress could take steps that would save Americans 200 million hours of tax preparation and two billion dollars. But lobbyists have made sure Americans don't see these savings.

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Opinion: Let's Re-Brand Tax Day as 'Invest in America Day'

Friday, April 13, 2012

Americans may get uneasy punishing people for their wealth and success, but we are comfortable asking those winners to acknowledge their gains were made in a system to which we all contributed. That's all the Buffett rule suggests; but it's not the operating system of Bain capital.

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Opinion: Five Predictions for the Rick Santorum Farewell

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's more surprising than Rick Santorum dropping out to most is that he lasted this long. He has already factored into three of my predictions on this site, so I'll round his candidacy out with two more before we bid farewell.

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Opinion: Strip-Searching Moses and Stop-and-Frisking Jesus

Monday, April 09, 2012

The series of recent actions by police, vigilantes and the courts have all fit into an so-called "law and order" culture that too willingly violates, imprisons, criminalizes and humiliates our own citizens. Both Passover and Easter remind us that "law" isn't always right and "order" isn't always just.

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Opinion: The Destructive, Unmerry Pranksters

Thursday, April 05, 2012

If they were just giving us a laugh, that's one thing; we might chuckle or we might find it childish. But they are out to discredit organizations that provide essential services, and they treat it all like a game.

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Opinion: Why Rick Won't be Mitt's #2

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. This has been the betting man's favorite for awhile. Karol Markowicz on the Right and I on the Left have agreed on this at It's A Free Country. Tuesday's wins cemented Mitt's momentum. The story is no longer whether ...

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Opinion: Why the 'Israel Loves Iran' Movement is Essential for Peace

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Communication between countries, parties and leaders in that region is essential for progress toward peace. And where the elected leaders refuse to communicate, citizens are trying to fill the void.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Opinion: The Brilliant Way Women Lawmakers Are Winning the War on Contraception

Monday, March 05, 2012

In response to a range of rabid right-wing assaults on women, legislators—often female—are using absurdist legislation with increasing effectiveness.

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Opinion: Sorry Mitt, No Michigan Momentum for You

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The frontrunner required piles of his own cash and the heavy support of a SuperPAC to win a state that always should have gone that way.

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Opinion: Waitress Moms, College Snobs, and the Tug-of-War for Populist America

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rick Santorum's "snob" comments just don't make sense. And they won't win Waitress Moms in 2012.

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Opinion: Want to Be a Good Liberal? Get Active

Thursday, February 23, 2012

From a continuation on Bush security policies from indefinite detention to drone attacks, to a failure to pursue criminal charges against the executives that brought our economy to its knees, the Obama Administration has scored middling marks among its base supporters.

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