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Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

The former Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate is sick of the greedy banking practices that led to the financial crisis.

Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.

Mitt Romney

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Senator McGovern spoke the truth, especially when it was uncomfortable.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Blogs

The president is wrong to even consider putting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid on the table. Campaign czar David Plouffe is even more wrong to suggest that unemployment is not a big issue.

July 8, 2011

Murdoch’s media conglomerate, embroiled in a British phone-hacking scandal, has been forced to close one of its largest holdings, the News of the World newspaper. A critical broadcast deal is threatened. Even Murdoch’s conservative allies are breaking with him in Britain. Will American conservatives declare independence?

July 7, 2011

Eric on David Brooks's underying nonsense and Reed on media paying for story rights (*cough* the Casey Anthony trial).

July 7, 2011

His budget gimmicks as governor contributed to the current crisis.

July 7, 2011

The president is ready to support changes to Social Security and Medicare to get a deal on the debt ceiling. If the past is any indication, this was the plan.

July 7, 2011

In an unusual new media event, the president served up some long answers to short questions. Is this an improvement on traditional town halls?

July 6, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

The GOP has disowned some of their favorite ideas—pay as you go budgets, cap and trade, raising the debt ceiling—once President Obama has endorsed them.

June 28, 2011

Vermont Senator rallies citizens to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 

June 27, 2011

Vermont's independent senator urges the president to reject GOP demands that the budget be balanced on the backs of working Americans. 

June 27, 2011