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Opinion: Online Piracy Bill Threatens Innovation, Web Freedom

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hidden behind the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)'s relatively benign name are rules that go far and beyond past what a copyright holder needs to stop file sharing of the material they own.

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Opinion: Gingrich Feels Sting of SuperPACs

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Good luck, Newt. Pandora's Box of corporate money has been opened by the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United, and all your rhetoric, offended posture and finger-wagging won't change anything. Romney's own millions are backed by millions more that have been given unfettered access to flood our elections.

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Opinion: Three Reasons That Iowa’s Time Has Passed

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The reason Iowans don’t deserve a monopoly? No single state should have right - in perpetuity - to kick the presidential election cycle off every four years. It’s time Iowa (and, while we’re at it, New Hampshire) stood aside. Here’s why.

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Opinion: An Obama-Clinton Ticket? Won't Happen - But These Things Might

Friday, December 30, 2011

Obama and Clinton work well together, and it would reinvigorate a certain type of Democratic voter who had been skeptical ever since Obama took the primary prize in '08.  But it creates as many problems for the President as it solves.

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Explainer: How Will This Year's GOP Caucuses Work in Iowa?

Friday, December 30, 2011

The caucuses start at 7 pm across the state in school classrooms and public libraries - almost 1800 different locations throughout the state will see neighborsshow up to do their political duty. At this year's Iowa GOP caucus, four important matters of business will be completed.

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Opinion: Iowa DOES Represent the Country, Thank You Very Much!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Where else could Barack Obama have gotten his start except by winning the Iowa Caucuses and where else could Pat Robertson been given a chance to even try for the toughest job in the nation? Nowhere, I say!

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2011 Year in Review: Top-10 Political Gaffes

Thursday, December 29, 2011

From one lawmaker's tenuous relationship with facts to a serious case of Twitter misuse, 2011 gave us plenty of cringe-inducing moments. Here's a look back at 10 political gaffes we won't forget anytime soon.

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Opinion: Be Thankful for Iowa

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Politics is a professional sport here, and nothing is more important than the presidential caucuses. We have saved the rest of you Americans the horrible job of winnowing the field of GOP Presidential candidates.

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Opinion: Occupy Pop Culture

Monday, December 26, 2011

However much Occupy Wall Street doesn't want to be co-opted - by pop culture, commercialism or even other progressive institutions - it isn't stopping the culture-at-large from embracing the images and spirit of the movement.

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Stucknation: The Thinning Blue Line Means a More Dangerous World for Police

Monday, December 26, 2011

While the United States continues to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to police the world - and going deeper and deeper debt in the process - Main Street, USA is becoming an increasingly more deadly place for police.

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Opinion: California's Redistricting - An Effort Turned Corrupt

Friday, December 23, 2011

I spent much of the last few days sleeping, fending off some sort of illness, but I was sickened even more by a report coming out of California. Added to the backdrop of recent polling showing that the American people are more and more disgusted with our ...

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Opinion: Remember Post-Racial America? Neither Does Eric Holder

Friday, December 23, 2011

Barack Obama was supposed to lead us into a post-racial America. Instead, his presidency has become a study in incompetency with an accusation of racism toward anyone who dares say so.

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Payroll Tax Standoff Alienates Latino Voters from GOP

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Among the millions who will have less money to survive on are Latinos and other immigrants who are here legally or are naturalized citizens.

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Opinion: Tax Standoff Caps John Boehner's Terrible Year

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Boehner must be realizing now that what keeps his caucus happy is very different than what keeps voters back home happy.

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Romney on Immigration: Hardliner, Not Flip-Flopper

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been accused of flip-flopping on issues, chief among them immigration. But has his stance on immigration really shifted that much?

Finger-pointers wonder how Romney has the chutzpah to accuse Gingrich of being soft on immigration, claiming the former Speaker was opening “a new doorway ...

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Opinion: Don't Be Surprised When Ron Paul Wins Iowa

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ron Paul has drawn huge and passionate crowds, which the media could not report because Paul was not one of the “viable” front-runners who could get the nomination.

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Opinion: Iraq War is Over, Far Too Late

Monday, December 19, 2011

We were confronted by the horrors of Abu Ghraib, a stain on our national honor and international reputation. We concealed the costs of war on separate balance sheets, and every effort by those in Congress to escape this quagmire was met with accusations of not supporting the troops.

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Opinion: Get Ready for a Bloody GOP Delegate Battle

Monday, December 19, 2011

A GOP candidate will have to win roughly 1,143 delegates in 2012 to clinch the nomination, and the new RNC rules have also allowed states to allocate primary and caucus delegates proportionately rather than the winner-take-all. That's more like the model the Democrats have used, which led to the protracted Obama/Clinton campaign for delegates in 2008.

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Fight Over Extending Payroll Tax Cut Flares Up Again

Monday, December 19, 2011

House Republicans are rejecting a bipartisan compromise approved overwhelmingly by the Senate Saturday. The deal would have extended the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits through February.

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House Passes $1T Budget Bill, Avoids Shutdown

Friday, December 16, 2011

The House has passed a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill paying for day-to-day budgets of 10 Cabinet departments and averting a government shutdown.

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