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|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Rise of social liberals, analyzing the 2016 field and more
We begin today's roundup with analysis by The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell on the increasing number of people identifying as liberals: as “liberal” — socially liberal, to be specific. ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Military equipment order, minimum wage and more
We begin today's roundup with The Des Moines Register 's take on the military equipment use by American police forces: Documents obtained by CNN in April found the Missouri ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Analyzing the 2016 Republican field
We begin today's roundup with The Washington Post's Dana Milbank who likens the GOP 2016 primary race to a clown car: In the oversold Republican ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Bush's super PAC, climate change, infrastructure spending and more
We begin our roundup with Eugene Robinson who surveys the GOP primary field: Maybe a thoroughbred will emerge from the coming debates, assuming the party finds a way ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Taking on the TPP
We begin APR with Greg Sargent and his interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren about fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement: PLUM LINE: But don’t you get 60 days to review it ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reaction to the NSA ruling
We begin today's roundup with Senator Bernie Sanders and his piece in TIME on a federal appeals court ruling striking down the NSA's domestic surveillance program: I voted against the Patriot Act ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The GOP's circus
We begin today's roundup with Michael Brendan Dougherty at The Week who analyzes the GOP's circus of candidates: A brain surgeon with no particular feel for politics. A business executive who ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Income inequality edition
We begin today's roundup with The New York Times calling for higher wages in its editorial today: It is hard to overstate the extent to which work no longer results in a decent paycheck and a ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Marriage equality and more
We begin today's roundup with The Washington Post 's Eugene Robinson who highlights how the GOP is out of step with the numbers on marriage ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The GOP's Benghazi obsession, Loretta Lynch is confirmed and more
We begin today's roundup with The Courier-Journal 's take on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general: Loretta Lynch made history Thursday by becoming the first African-American woman ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Confirm Loretta Lynch now
We begin today's rondup with Eugene Robinson 's take on the stalled confirmation of Loretta Lynch: In a sane world, the Republican-led Senate would have confirmed ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Rewarding the richest Americans
The editors at USA Today take on the estate tax repeal, pointing out that it rewards the nation's wealthy elite: Despite all the rhetoric about the "death tax," dead ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Clinton, Rubio and more
We begin today's roundup with Eugene Robinson , who asks if history is finally on Hillary Clinton's side as she makes her bid for the presidency: No sooner had Clinton announced ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Recording the police, Rand Paul's predictable campaign and more
The Denver Post editorial board urges states to strengthen the right to record police: Denver police and other departments are in the process of experimenting with body cameras for officers, ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Rand Paul is running for president, Obamacare is working, and more
We begin today's roundup with Sam Brodey 's piece over at Mother Jones on Rand Paul's announcement today that he's running for president: Paul's preannouncement video brands him as a "...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Iran deal, Indiana discrimination law fix and more
We being today's roundup with analysis on the historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. Bloomberg's editors call the agreement "promising": It's important to keep three things in ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Backlash to Indiana discrimination law grows
As Barb Morrill pointed out on the front page late last night,
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Job growth, "religious freedom" bills and more
We begin today's roundup with Paul Krugman 's excellent analysis of the current economic ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Ted Cruz
Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced his 2016 bid, and pundits have been quick to point out that Cruz is too extreme to be a serious candidate for president. First up, The New York Times ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change edition
The Washington Post's Terrance McCoy reports on climate change denial in Florida: One former official, Kristina Trotta, told The Post earlier this month she ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The GOP's failure to govern
We begin today's roundup with Eugene Robinson's takedown of the GOP's failure to govern : It was only January when Republicans took full control of Congress, but already ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Net neutrality, climate change and more
We begin today's roundup with Eugene Robinson 's take on the SAE fraternity scandal: See, I keep telling you that old-fashioned racism is alive and ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: GOP letter on Iran backfires, roundly criticized
The letter from 47 Republican Senators on Iran is receiving a scathing response coast to coast. We begin with Dana Milbank 's take on the matter: ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Republicans intent on gutting the ACA, net neutrality and more
We being with the Republican attempt to gut net neutrality. From Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica: US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) this week filed legislation she calls the "Internet Freedom ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Boehner's bad job performance, the Affordable Care Act and more
We begin today's roundup with Eugene Robinson who pulls no punches in his evaluation of John Boehner's performance as Speaker: House Speaker John Boehner needs to ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Net neutrality vote is a historic win for consumers
Republicans are vowing to fight the FCC's party-line vote in favor of net neutrality, but they will have an uphill battle. Consumers want an open and fair internet. We begin today's roundup with ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Controversial comments by Giuliani and Walker
After repeatedly standing by his claim that President Obama doesn't "love America," former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is now trying to walk back his comments, but the damage to his reputation is ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: 2016
Paul Krugman at The New York Times explains Governor Scott Walker's courtship of economists who have been proven wrong time and time again: Scott ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Speaker Boehner is horrible at his job
We begin today's roundup with The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson taking Speaker John Boehner to task for his attempts to link Department of Homeland Security funding with attacks ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Republicans in disarray
Break out the popcorn. Here's an overview of the Republican mess by AP's Erica Werner : A month into their newfound control of both chambers of Congress, it wasn't supposed to be like this ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Marriage equality in Alabama
Same-sex marriages have begin in Alabama, and this editorial sums up the situation: Get out of the doorway. We had hoped the day would end without such an admonition. The federal judicial system ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Vaccines, Obamacare, net neutrality and more
We begin today's roundup with Ryan Cooper at The Week who analyzes what may happen if the Supreme Court rules to gut the Affordable Care Act: What happens if the Obama administration loses? ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The president's budget and middle class economics
President Barack Obama has unveiled his proposed budget, and, as expected, Republicans are crying foul. The New York Times editorial board provides an overview: President Obama’s fiscal 2016 ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: President Obama's plan for the middle class
We begin today's roundup not with a pundit but with the president who took his "middle class economics" plan to The Huffington Post: America's resurgence is real. With a ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change, Social Security and more
Eric Roston at BusinessWeek examines the issue of climate change and the politics behind it all: The political patter during blizzards has long been predictable.
|Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Choice, family leave, Obamacare and more
We begin today's roundup with Zoë Carpenter at The Nation who reminds us that Republicans are still as extreme on abortion as ever: t’s tempting to probe the political ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: SOTU preview edition
We begin today's roundup with John Nichols at The Nation, who says President Obama's focus on income inequality is a smart move: At a point when there is broadening recognition of the social and ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: A new perspective for Democratic policy?
Democrats are sounding more like, well, Democrats these days, and they've been unveiling policy after liberal (and sound!) policy to strengthen the middle class. Here's a roundup of reaction to ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Romney 2016 edition
Eugene Robinson says he would have too much fun with a Romney 2016 run: Run, Mitt, run! You too, Jeb, and please bring along the ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Journalism and Charlie Hebdo
We begin today's roundup with Eugene Robinson at The Washington Post, who writes about self-censorship: On the one hand, ...
|Journalism under threat is democracy under threat
Three terrorists -- "cowards," as French president Francois Hollande called them -- perpetrated a horrific attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo , spraying with ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Keystone XL won't create many long-term jobs, raising wages, and more
We begin today's roundup with Ryan Cooper's overview of the Republican "jobs" agenda which is pinned on two items which won't boost jobs by much at all. One of them is the GOP's Keystone XL ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: A bad week already for House Republicans
Tim Mak: Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and a Tea Party favorite, is facing a political firestorm over the revelation ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Policies that worked, FOIA, Clinton and more
Paul Krugman reflects on what worked on the government policy front this year: Maybe I’m just projecting, but Christmas seemed ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Blaming a movement
Editorial boards across the country are writing this week about the tragic, senseless death of two New York police officers and the rush to blame protestors for the heinous acts. First up, The Los ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Sony hack, change in Cuba policy and more
The New York Times editorial board takes on the latest developments in the Sony hack: Even a movie studio aware of Mr. Kim’s megalomania could not have fully anticipated this crime and the ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Dick Cheney's defense of torture, Elizabeth Warren's moment, and more
We begin with Damon Linker 's excellent piece over at The Week taking apart Dick Cheney's defense of torture: Perhaps most stunning of all was Cheney's response to Chuck Todd's question about 26 ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: That ugly spending bill
The House narrowly passed a spending bill yesterday filled with some pretty odious provisions. Ben Jacobs at The Daily Beast has the details: The pill that Democrats had trouble swallowing was a ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Previewing the release of the Senate's torture report
We begin with Ryan Cooper's analysis at The Week on the upcoming release of a Senate report on the use of torture after 9/11: A Senate report denouncing the CIA's torture program in the years after ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Excessive police force and Eric Garner
The New York Times: One route to justice for Eric Garner was blocked on Wednesday, by a Staten Island grand jury’s confounding refusal to see anything potentially criminal in ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Use of police force, immigration, and more
We begin with Eugene Robinson running the numbers on police use of force: According to the FBI’s Uniform ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Black Friday edition
Let's begin with the massive protests planned for today. Peter Dreier has details: Walmart won't pay its employees enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner, so they're holding food drives for their ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reaction to the Ferguson decision, Hagel's resignation and more
Roland S. Martin: While the pain of not seeing Wilson in handcuffs is devastating to Brown’s family and the thousands of folks who have taken to the streets for more than 100 consecutive days ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reactions to Obama's big immigration speech
Jonathan Capehart: Through a powerful and emotional address that was a forceful reminder of who we are as a nation and our values, President Obama declared his plan to bring an ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Obamacare, immigration, Keystone XL, and more
Let's begin today's round-up with James Surowiecki 's analysis of Republicans possibly reaping what they sow on Obamacare: The Republican hatred of Obamacare is so powerful, and Republican ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The GOP's strategy to oppose Obama, rising income inequality and more
Charles Blow looks ahead to the GOP strategy: The grown-ups on the right — to the degree such people exist — know full well that shutdowns and impeachment proceedings are ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Obama's legacy, Warren's new post and more
Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfield Davis : WASHINGTON — President Obama emerged from last week’s midterm election rejected by voters, hobbled politically and doomed to a final two years in ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The nomination of Loretta Lynch, Obamacare, and more
We begin with The New York Times editorial board which writes in favor of the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General: By selecting Loretta Lynch as his nominee for attorney general, ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Examining why Democrats lost
Eugene Robinson: [N]o one should assume that the party can automatically re-create the coalitions — women, minorities, young people — that ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Election Day edition
It's Election Day! We begin with Katrina vanden Heuvel , who looks at the "minimum wage mandate": For the national ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Chris Christie, Republican's lack of vision and more
Another day, another incident where Republican governor Chris Christie shows off his personality, this time by telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up" at a campaign ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Overreacting to Ebola in America
We begin today's roundup with a series of editorials analyzing the quarantines of health care workers. First up, The New York Times : Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: New Ebola measures, the fight against ISIS, and more
We begin with a New York Times editorial on new measures on Ebola: The new monitoring rules to be placed on travelers coming into the United States from three ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: How the GOP is winning the war on voting
We begin today's roundup with Ari Berman at The Nation, whose latest piece chronicles the distributing progress Republicans have made in curtailing the right to vote: Since the 2010 election, the ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Responding rationally to Ebola
The Boston Globe: The national response to Ebola seems to have been patched together on the fly. Although the federal Centers for Disease Control and ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Rethinking Ebola protocols, budget cuts and more
The New York Times is out with an editorial calling for greater assistance to countries battling massive Ebola outbreaks: [T]he risk that the Ebola virus might cause outbreaks in this country ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Voter ID laws blocked, fighting the Ebola outbreak and more
Big news on the voting rights front this week courts have blocked voter ID laws in Wisconsin and Texas. John Nichols at The Nation explains: With a decision to block implementation ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Ebola as political football, that sexist Republican ad and more
There's a lot of discussion out there on Ebola as political football, and Margaret Hartmann at New York Magazine runs through the Republican scare tactics: Since the first Ebola case was ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Taking on the Islamic State, Eric Holder's legacy and more
Eugene Robinso n at The Washington Post writes about the fight against the Islamic State: President Obama should call Congress back to Washington for a special session to vote on authorizing war ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Attorney General Eric Holder resigns
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation yesterday, and editorial boards across the country are now analyzing his legacy. First up, The New York Times : By any measure, the ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The president's legacy, climate change and more
Writing in The New York Times, James Mann believes the best of President Obama's presidency may be yet to come: Amid broad dissatisfaction, many commentators have declared his administration a ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change, foreign policy, and more
We begin today with Paul Krugman who analyzes the economics of fighting climate change: This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Foreign policy, Hillary Clinton and more
The New York Times wants transparency in the Syrian aid vote: It’s bad enough that Congress — instead of doing its job by passing appropriations bills to finance government operations for the ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Examining the president's ISIS strategy
Lots of editorials out today analyzing President Obama's speech about combating ISIS. First up, The New York Times : As the Pentagon gears up to expand its fight against ISIS, a fundamentalist ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: GOP leaning left in some tough races
Look who's leaning left… Zeke Miller reports at TIME: GOP candidates across the country are calling for birth control pills to be available over-the-counter without a prescription, elevating a ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Voting rights, marriage equality and more
We begin with David Firestone over at The New York Times, who analyzes a federal decision on early ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Back to school, meaningful work and more
The New York Times writes in praise of universal pre-kindergarten: The start of public school on Thursday in New York City should be the usual merry scramble of chattering children and stressed (...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Children at gun ranges, ISIS, women in the workplace and more
We begin today's APR with the tragic accidental killing of a gun range instructor by a 9-year-old girl. The New York Times :
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Michael Brown, climate change and more
Eugene Robinson at The Washington Post looks at Michael Brown's death: The case of Michael Brown, who was laid to ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The killing of James Foley, Ferguson, and more
Lots of analysis out there today on the killing of journalist James Foley. The New York Times examines the policy of not paying ransoms to terrorists: There is no simple answer on whether to submit ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: On Ferguson, 'generational change' and more
The Washington Post: It is good that federal authorities are conducting a thorough parallel investigation and that President ...
|Dispatch from a war zone
It's hot here today, the type of heat that clings to your clothes and weighs down your lungs. Heavy air. When it comes, we know. The killing season has started. It's not that souls out here don't ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: That great jobs report, and a happy 4th of July!
Happy Fourth of July! Let's take a look at yesterday's big jobs report. John Cassidy at The New Yorker: So much for secular stagnation. Thanks to the headline figures and revisions for ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Supreme Court sides with corporations...again
Dana Milbank looks at the fiction of corporate personhood: In its last day in session, the high court not only affirmed ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Supreme Court edition
It's been a busy week at the Supreme Court. Let's start with the decision to uphold cell phone privacy during police searches. John Cassidy at The New Yorker : It’s not so often ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Tea Party "poll watchers" in Mississippi
Juliet Lapidos at The New York Times: Several right-wing groups have banded together to form a “voter integrity project’ in response to the news that Republican Senator Thad ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Iraq, ACA, new GOP leadership and more
Fareed Zakaria looks at Iraq in broader context: Can Iraq hold together? It’s worth examining what is happening in that country through a broader ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Immigration reform, Iraq and more
The New York Times: The surge of desperate young migrants across the southwest border has the Obama administration scrambling to respond. It was clearly ill-prepared for a problem ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Chaos in Iraq, still analyzing Cantor's defeat and more
First up in today's roundup: Iraq. We begin with The New York Times : What’s happening in Iraq is a disaster and it is astonishing that the Iraqis and the Americans, who have been ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Voting rights, student loan reform and more
The New York Times breaks down continued degradation of voting rights in Ohio: Someday, after they figure out how to appeal to a broader swath of the electorate, Republicans will probably be ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Remembering D-Day, bringing home Bergdahl and more
On the topic of D-Day, take a few minutes and read these first person accounts of that historic day: We awoke at 2 a.m. on June 7, 1944, the day after D-Day. After a hearty breakfast at our base ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change edition
The New York Times: The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reaction to the resignation of Eric Shinseki
What a whirlwind 24 hours over at The White House. We begin with reaction to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and this piece from Esquire's Charles Pierce : This event ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Addressing gun violence, climate change and more
We begin today's roundup with reaction to a plan by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to address gun violence in Chicago. The New York Times thinks the mayor's proposal is a good step forward: This time,
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Comcast's proposed merger, reducing gun violence, VA reform and more
We begin with The New York Times and its call for the block of the Time Warner - Comcast merger: There are good reasons the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission should ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: NSA reform bill, accountability at the VA and more
We begin today's roundup with a focus on the USA Freedom Act, a bill that seeks to reform the National Security Agency's data collection methods. The New York Times editorial board writes about ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Tea Party's weakness, fracking, and more
It's primary day in several states, and The New York Times editors give us an overview of how crazy GOP primaries have become: Wearing a black leather vest that barely covered the cigar tucked ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: Saving net neutrality and more
Big news on the net neutrality front yesterday. The New York Times editorial board explains: After weeks of being criticized for a proposal that would have divided the Internet into ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The fallout from Marco Rubio's climate change comments continues
Republican Senator Marco Rubio's has denied human responsibility for climate change, and in turn, pundits across the country are denying that Rubio has any logic or credibility on the issue. First ...
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Republican circus, voting rights, and more
The New York Times takes on the Republican Benghazi sideshow: The hottest competition in Washington this week is among House Republicans vying for a seat on the Benghazi kangaroo court, ...
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