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|Playing it Smart After the Election
If President Obama is re-elected, as seems likely today, he will face a loud chorus from establishment Washington calling for a "grand bargain" on entitlements and the debt. Mr. Obama has indicated ...
|The Perfect Obama Attack Ad
Mitt Romney loves to talk about his management of the 2002 Winter Olympics. He got $1.3 billion in taxpayer dollars for the Olympics. Romney and his allies have been bashing President Obama lately ...
|A Gift From the Washington Post
The Obama re-election campaign's initial attack on Romney's time at Bain was vulnerable to scrutiny. But a recent Washington Post story has drawn a direct line from Romney to outsourcing jobs while ...
|Ready for that "grand bargain" now?
Various press accounts of GOP turmoil are making it abundantly clear that buyer's remorse is building over the Ryan anti-Medicare ...
|How Obama Can Win the Budget Debate
I'm throwing my two cents into the proverbial wishing well, hoping the President plays this deadly serious game the right way. Mess up this debate over the long-term budget, and he could end up ...
|Maher & I Agree: What Conservatives Could Learn From the NFL
CAVEAT: I began writing this diary entry months ago, but when Bill Maher basically ...
|Finally! Specific Proposals for Cutting by House GOP
The Republican Study Committee (membership: 165) is circulating a plan that would cut $2.5 trillion from the budget over the next decade, ALL of it coming from non-defense discretionary spending. No ...
|First Act of the New House GOP: Elected Delegates Need LESS Freedom!
If you were wondering how long it would take the new Republican-controlled House to do something official that would betray their true motivations you did not have to wait very long! The FIRST VOTE ...
|The Politics of SCOTUS Nominees
If I had to guess at this point, I'd say that by tomorrow there will be numerous columns emanating from Washington saying that President Obama needs to pick a "consensus" nominee for the Court, ...
|HUGE Perception Deficit on Wealth in the U.S.
Turns out when you ask Americans what kind of society they want, they prefer a much more even distribution of wealth than currently exists. According to ...
|Missing Main Point of the Lower Manhattan Islamic Center
In the coverage of the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" have you heard many references to the fact that the spiritual leader of the project is a moderate Muslim widely respected for his firm stance ...
|Taxes: TIME TO GET REAL
We all know it's coming... Time to get on the ball and put out the effective meme before the cacophony overwhelms common sense (it may be too late!) Time to pinhole the SOB's and hit 'em with some ...
|Disclosure Should Not Be A Tough Sell
Lost in the scant coverage of the House Democrats' attempt to pass a campaign spending disclosure bill is the fact that caving to the NRA is not just a cowardly political act. It's also ...
|Obama FINALLY Breaks it Down!!!
The speech today at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh was billed as just your everyday speech on the economy by the President... but it has turned out to be much more than that!
|DAVID GREGORY: A CASE STUDY IN DOLTISHNESS
The most feckless of the Sunday morning talk show hosts (and yes I do mean worse than Chris Wallace... it is possible to be biased & competent) actually accused the Obama Justice Department of ...
|Palin Pick Betrays Elite Conservative Disdain
Liberals are used to being accused of being elitist snobs who think they know best. But sometimes, actions speak louder than words. When top Republican strategists (Kristol et al) pushed Palin to ...
|Giving Away the Store... Again
I don't know if banning all new offshore drilling is a good idea as some on the left have suggested in reaction to Obama's recent announcement. I do know the issue has a long way to go before ...
|Financial Reform Should be Easier
Health Care passage was a really tough climb, but...
|Sick of Anti-Abortioners
Here's a novel idea...
|POTUS Finally Articulates...
...the purpose of government when it comes to the business community.
|What we can learn from a snowstorm in DC!!!
Sometimes a metaphor is the best way of explaining things...
|RECONCILIATION SNAKE PIT
GOP might have found a way to make passing health care using reconciliation even more painful than it otherwise would have been...
|GREAT TV FOR POLITICAL JUNKIES
Obama SPANKS the House GOP!!!
|Rendell is right...
Make them Filibuster for REAL!!!
|OPEN LETTER TO SEN. DODD
There's nothing holding you back now...
|GOVERNMENT 101 & HCR
We're all frustrated with the current state of the health care debate. One of the main reasons we're frustrated is that this Administration missed a golden opportunity to effectively frame the "...
|TIME FOR THE LEFT TO BE HEARD ON HEALTH CARE
A massive march on Washington for Health Care is one of the best ways to push back against the astroturf freaks.
|Not Making the Connection on Health Care & Deficits
Latest poll on health care shows troubling lack of understanding on the part of the public-at-large regarding deficits...
|Sen. Gregg Dares Obama to Raise Taxes
Watched the McConnell/Gregg newser on the President's FY 2010 budget request... revolting for the most part. But one comment caught my eye. I'll paraphrase Sen. Gregg... he said, "with these ...
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