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Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

Thomas Frank examines campaign of the Far Right

With Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right (Metropolitan), Thomas Frank continues his corrosive critique of right-wing ascendance in American politics. In What's the Matter With Kansas?
Monday, July 25, 2011

Foolish political games could cause serious damage

As America lurches toward new and unfamiliar status as a nation that defaults on its debts, commentators around the world are wondering how the democratic government that was once the most admired in the world...
Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

When change means more of the same

The urge to punish politicians is understandable no matter who is in power, because they inevitably disappoint the fond hopes...
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

Urban legends and anger cloud rational thinking on the economy

For Americans still suffering from persistent unemployment, falling incomes and rising inequality, politicians of either party probably...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Right-wing groups and the grassroots evaluate candidates

While we don’t yet know the full extent of tea party involvement in this year’s races, we do know the tea party coalition in Wisconsin is evaluating candidates—mostly Republican candidates—for office. Having the tea party movement’s blessing may help a candidate during a Republican...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Most of the media hype about the Tea Party influence on Republican politics in Wisconsin and across the country paints it as some kind of exciting, new phenomenon. Actually, many of the Tea Party candidates, including businessman Ron Johnson, the newly anointed Republican unknown running against Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, are strongly libertarian...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The frustration all of us feel over the failure of politics to serve the public good is multiplied when one party or the other seems to have adequate control to do just about anything it wants. At the national level, with Democrats in control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, many of us were appalled to see how difficult it still was to accomplish long-held...
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Big Oil funds tax rallies and global warming deniers

It’s tax time again, which means that anti-tax protesters will gather at the state Capitol and denounce government spending. But tax season 2010 will have one new element: the appearance of the Tea Party Express II, a bus-load of anti-government protesters crisscrossing the country to spread their message. The Tea Party Express...