Can Hillary Be a Liberal Reagan?

Hillary Clinton Ahead

Brent Budowsky: The great opportunity for Clinton is to become the first woman president while also becoming a liberal Ronald Reagan: a conviction politician who stands for progressivism, a competent chief executive who believes in governing and a skilled negotiator with opponents at home and leaders abroad.

Romney’s Out, So What Happens to “Mitt”?

romney parody

Frank Schaffer: The parody was intended for its initial performance on the night Romney accepted the nomination. We had a 21-piece pit orchestra and a Tampa little theater group, which was performing Mame that spring, lined up for the performance.

Mitch McConnell’s Bogus Ads Take Cake

McConnell Stops Campaign Finance Reform

Berry Craig: “Best mail piece for a bare-knuckled street fight” was one of the categories the McConnell mailer won. Just the category’s name speaks volumes about the state of American politics.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Clown Cars

President Sarah Palin

Tom Degan: President Sarah Palin? Relax. Even the American people wouldn’t be stupid enough that blithering imbecile to the White House. Ain’t never gonna happen. President Ted Cruz? That’s a different story.

When Recall Becomes Necessary

Assemblymember Patty Lopez

Rosemary Jenkins: It has become obvious, almost from the start, that Patty Lopez (who won by less than 500 votes in the General Election but had lost by more than 30% in the Primary) is unqualified to fill that seat.

Mitch Just Getting Started

McConnell Stops Campaign Finance Reform

Joseph Palermo: McConnell always despised limits on political spending. He understands that the more money flowing into our nation’s politics means more Republicans elected and his own power enhanced.

America’s Also-Ran Industrial Complex

Also Ran Candidates

Tina Dupuy: There’s a pretty sizable, well-fed group of people who make a living pretending they want to be president: starting super-PACs, collecting speaking fees, selling email lists, selling books, scaring granny into buying gold coins, scaring grampy into buying doomsday survival kits.

Jeb Bush: Foregone Conclusion

Jeb Bush Social Security

Tom Degan: As much damage as that family has managed to do to this country over a period of nearly half a century, I find it ironic and amazing that any of them can still be taken seriously by anyone.

Progressive Road to 2016 Victory

Democrats 2016 Victory

Tom Hayden: Progressive Democrats have a clear path to victory in 2016 if they commit to sharply reducing their ties to the traditional Confederate and Big Coal states.

Rating Hillary’s Chances: Look to Al Gore’s 2000 Victory

Hillary 2016 Election

Randy Shaw: If the GOP presidential candidate could not win the popular vote in 2000 when the Democratic base was unenthusiastic and divided, how can they win against the unified and enthusiastic Democratic Party base behind Hillary Clinton in 2016?

Why Paul Krugman Is Wrong

Obama Recovery

Brent Budowsky: Obama has made things better, but not better enough. Obama and Democrats have sometimes fought, but they have not fought hard enough, and they have capitulated far too easily, far too often.