The Senility of the Republican Party

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*+-Johnny Townsend: The Conservative movement is dying. It’s an awful thing for them to experience and it’s awful for us to witness. Perhaps understanding that this is what is actually happening,

How to Never Win Another Election

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*+-Robin Lakoff: Once upon a time, when women, African Americans, and Latinos were unable to vote, it was safe to demean and insult them to beef up the egos of those who could. That time is no more.

The American Nightmare: Today’s Reality but Not Forever

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*+-he America described in my article, “The American Dream: A Dream Deferred but Not Forever” is not the America of this piece. This post is about another America. In this America the citizenry believes that health care is a right for those who can afford to pay for it. In this America, even if the […]

Anatomy of an Apology

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: Some people talk nasty and nastier, hoping to prevent the next Sandra Fluke from expressing herself. Bigmouths thrive in the silence of others.

GOP Panic Sets In

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*+-Tom Degan: You can almost feel the panic reverberating from both sides of the aisle in Congress this week. They’re trying to convince themselves that this is a passing fluke, that we’re not yet at the point of no return.

Forty More Days

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*+-As long as the Democratic leadership insists on being directed by the supposed wisdom of this advice, they will continue down their present path to an electoral train wreck next November as bad or worse than the one they suffered in 1994, when they played their cards the same way.

Friday Feedback: Let the Chips Fall Where They May in 2012

*+-Obama’s central concern is to be re-elected in 2012, and he appears convinced that to do so he must play ball with the forces for maintaining the status quo in domestic and foreign policies. Thus his key appointments are from the old guard of the Bush and Clinton administrations. He, he thinks, will carry out his “change we can believe in” during his second term.

100 Days: Is Obama’s Probation Period Over?

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*+-The benchmarks in which we in America seek to establish “acceptance” in the labor force generally come without much fanfare. New hires commonly have 90-day, sometimes six-month, probation periods that affirm their competency and synergetic fit in the workplace. Now, we’ve seen probation periods before. We generally see them come and go. But never has […]