National Days — What if we matched officially declared commemorative days with the birthdays of political figures and political pundits?
Chris Christie Bridgegate — It is way too early to tell if Bridgegate is another Watergate. Yet parallels between the two scandals are there.
Chris Christie Bully — Christie, a Republican, is more proof that in American politics, style matters more than substance.
Socialists in Office — The time appears to be ripe for a new wave of urban reform, who could popularize “left wing of the possible” ideas.
Celebrity Politicians — Maybe if politicians would stop trying to sound like some celebrities, they could raise their popularity.
Tom Hayden: Progressive Democrats shaming Wall Street-funded “third way” Democrats is a sign of a powerful new opening.
Republican Hypocrites — Advisors to right-wing bad boys have invented a new defense: Just claim to have been “in a drunken stupor”.
American Legislative Exchange Council — What’s wrong is to maintain a nonpartisan ruse to obtain tax-exemption .
RJ Eskow: If Democrats make this budget battle a fight over who has the smartest spending cuts, they’re fighting on the Republicans’ turf. But if they make this a fight over taxes and jobs, that’s a fight they can win.
Charles Hayes: Children who relish autonomy and are drawn to novelty grow up to be politically liberal, and those who are fearful, wary, anxious, and distrustful about change and uncertainty grow up to be conservatives.
Julie Driscoll: Republicans have more cojones than brains to think that, in the end, they will get away with lies and misinformation over things that will be easily proven wrong in the short run.
Joseph Palermo: It sounds pretty convenient that a loudmouthed “communist” would be responsible for killing President Kennedy given that the city of Dallas was not known for its large Pinko population, but for its right-wing fanatics.
Steve Hochstadt: Conservatives talk a lot about shrinking government, but when they are in power they do no such thing. Federal spending increased in each year of the Reagan administration and each year of George Bush’s presidency.