Separation Anxiety

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*+-Wendy Block: My worst long-range political nightmare is watching the next Republican president appoint even one Supreme Court justice (Go Ralph Nader for President in 2000!).

New York Times Smacks Down Darrell Issa’s Demand

*+-Lee Fang: In responding, Dean Baquet, the assistant editor of the Times, debunked claims of factual inaccuracies listed by Issa spokesman concerning a major investigation it had published two weeks ago.

Prettying the Porker’s Puss, Republican Style

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*+-Berry Craig: This union-card carrying Hubert Humphrey Democrat from Kentucky — where Steve Beshear, our second-term-seeking, union-endorsed Democratic governor is up two dozen points over his Scott Walker-wannabe Republican challenger in a recent bellwether poll — hopes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s “way forward” will include a recall election that will unemploy him, too.

Michele Bachmann: A Serious Candidate?

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*+-Stanley Kutler: Bachmann is so obviously an off-the-wall politician, one deservedly dismissed as a fringe candidate. But ironically, the liberal media have propelled her rise from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly a “serious” candidate

Look Out, World, If Rick Perry Wins!

*+-Sherwood Ross: Perry, an evangelical Christian who would make a formidable candidate, appears to actually believe the U.S. military is divinely directed and is liable to continue U.S. interventions in the region.

London’s Youth Are Falling Down

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*+-Mariah Adin: Let this serve as a warning: of the danger of creating a class of young people who have no stake in society, and thereby have nothing to lose by destroying it.

How Debt Ceiling Crisis Reelects Obama

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*+-Tom Hall: The mainstream media has had little to say about Obama’s accomplishments. Why would they? The mainstream media is owned by, and serves, a handful of huge corporations in New York.

Crunch Time for Public Sector Unions

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*+-Shamus Cooke: Public sector unions must mobilize their members and the community they serve to fight back. They have no other choice if they are to remain powerful or even relevant.