Monthly Archives: June 2015

Three reasons to be glad Bernie Sanders is running

The first thing that should be said about the Clinton-Sanders match-up is that it is a good thing that Clinton is being seriously challenged. It generates interest in the campaign and encourages discussions amongst voters that otherwis would not have … Continue reading

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Steve Benen on Obama’s week

Steve Benen has a great piece at MaddowBlog about what an extraordinary week it’s been for President Obama. Great read, and it may even restore a part of your faith in politics. You can find it here.

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What do you do with a problem like Donald?

Donald Trump is going to be such a headache for Republicans this campaign cycle. He has virtually zero chance of winning the presidential nomination. But insiders worry that the loud-mouthed mogul is more than just a minor comedic nuisance on … Continue reading

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Republicans secretly cheer survival of Obamacare

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court saved President Obama’s signature health care law and, as countless news organization said this morning, ensured his legacy. The ruling holds that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans … Continue reading

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What does Trump mean?

Everyone is abuzz this morning over Donald Trump’s showing in a new Fox News national poll,which has him in second place behind Jeb Bush for the GOP presidential nomination. Bush tops the list of GOP contenders with 15 percent support … Continue reading

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On the Hustings

(Washington Post): “Scott Walker to sign legislation expanding gun rights in Wisconsin” (Politico): “Chris Christie to announce 2016 bid as early as next week” (Real Clear Politics): “Rising star to long shot: Jindal joins GOP race” (Los Angeles Times): “Hillary … Continue reading

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Even Fox News is bored by Sarah Palin

If you follow politics, the only reason to pay attention to the wackier sorts in and around the Republican side of things is to discern why their brand of self-aggrandizing foolishness has any traction at all. People like Donald Trump, … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: Bailout Bush?

Who: America’s Liberty (a super-PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul) Where: Web ad in early primary states (though it appears to be running elsewhere) What’s going on: Here comes the crazy. In the style of a loud and frenetic infomercial, a … Continue reading

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The revolution is not coming (at least not this week)

Hasn’t Bernie-mania been fun so far? Yes, in Colorado over the weekend Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tore it up with a crowd of nearly 5,000 in Denver, his largest since announcing for the Democratic nomination in May. The 73-year-old Independent … Continue reading

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Former Oklahoma Sen. Coburn speaks his mind on Republicans in 2016

I’ve always had a bit of a warm spot for former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn. I guess it’s that whole straight shooter thing. Not my politics, but I’ve always gotten a good vibe. On Sirius XM radio on Thursday he provided … Continue reading

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