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Monday, June 13, 2011

Republicans fail to address their own scandals

Grossly distasteful may be the most dignified way to describe the behavior of Rep. Anthony Weiner, but it is impossible to discuss what he has confessed to doing without words...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Most political controversies over art are just silly: low-rent politicians pretending to represent ordinary folks by loudly objecting to any public art that bothers anyone who doesn't understand it...
Monday, June 6, 2011

An extraordinarily dangerous problem, Greenspan says

The current puppet play in Congress—where Republicans sponsored a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling only because they wanted to vote it down—would be funny, if only they weren't risking economic...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

GOP votes for bloated, budget-busting corrections system

As we go to press, the state Legislature is poised to kill off what could have been a big opportunity to keep communities safe and reduce the budget. Last week the state Senate voted to end the state's Earned Release Program, which allows certain carefully screened, nonviolent prisoners to be released before their entire sentence has been served in...
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

Cutting domestic spending would stymie growth

In their ideological zeal, the new Republicans on Capitol Hill seem eager to gamble everything—the financial reputation of the United States, the international status of the dollar, even the chance of a worldwide depression—on a showdown over the national debt ceiling. What has been mostly a routine if...
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

Paul Ryan’s plan would subsidize the private insurance industry

For voters listening to the Republican leadership over the past year, the most startling surprise was the shift in their attitude toward Medicare. Where faithfulness to true conservatism was once measured by fierce hostility to the popular insurance program for the elderly, as articulated by Ronald Reagan at the birth of Medicare in 1965, today the Republicans claim to be its staunchest...
Monday, June 1, 2009

Obama outmaneuvers predictable right-wing attacks

Choosing Sonia Sotomayor as his first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court will allow Barack Obama to prove three important things. As a politician, he is not afraid of a fight. As a constitutional lawyer, he is willing and able to defend his conception of that living document. And as president, he is prepared to brush aside the phony...
Monday, May 11, 2009

They want to listen, but Rush Limbaugh wants to teach

Hoping to re-brand their declining party, a group of prominent Republicans recently launched a national "listening tour," presumably as an exercise in market research. They would like to know why voters-and especially younger voters-increasingly reject the GOP. They want to "ask the American people what...
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008

Presidential Candidate - Republican

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is a Vietnam veteran, OB/GYN, Libertarian running as a Republican for the presidency, and Internet phenomenon who has consistently raised more funds from the Net than his rivals.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008

Ending same-day registration would protect incumbents, decrease