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Last month, I reluctantly joined the Anybody But Bush camp. It was "Bush in a Box" that finally got me, a gag gift my brother gave my father on his sixty-sixth birthday.

Can someone win the presidency entirely on the basis of a negative asset?

It says something about the iron grip of the culture wars on our politics that no less a liberal than John Kerry--with his 100 percent ratings from NARAL, Human Rights Campaign, the AFL-CIO and t

"During the Vietnam War, many young men, including the current President, the Vice President and me, could have gone to Vietnam and didn't. John Kerry came from a privileged background.

When organizers were planning the Boston Social Forum, they envisioned a gathering that would counter the Democratic National Convention in every way.

Everyone agrees. The story is that there is no story. The candidates have already been chosen. The platform has been written to avoid controversy.

The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo

A blueprint for a progressive patriotism.

The prospect of hanging, Dr. Johnson said, concentrates the mind wonderfully. The threat posed by George W.

Howard Dean, George McGovern, Walter Cronkite, Ellen Chesler, Margaret Cho, George Lakoff, Bakari Kitwana, John Brademas, Arthur Miller, John Sayles, Chuck Close, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Jamin Raskin, Nell Minow, Lani Guinier, Studs Terkel, Sherrod Brown, Eric Schlosser, James K. Galbraith, Gary Indiana, Jeremy Bernstein, David Bonior

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There are plenty of real problems with Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus. But her migraines and his mannerisms are not two of them.

July 24, 2011

New polling suggests liberal disapproval of Obama has spiked since he began talking of putting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security “on the table” in negotiations with GOP. Vermont Senator says of the moment: “I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama believes he’s doing.”

July 23, 2011

Chris Christie is not a moderate, but some donors seem to think he is the only candidate who could unite the mainstream and Tea Party wings of the GOP.

July 21, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s former church contends that the pope is the Antichrist. Luckily for her, conservative Catholics and Protestants want to work together. 

July 20, 2011

Tim Pawlenty says his electoral success in a blue state is his main qualification for the Republican presidential nomination. The only problem? He wasn’t that successful and Minnesota isn't that liberal.

July 13, 2011

 According to recent polls, Michele Bachmann is second only to Mitt Romney in Iowa and New Hampshire. But hold your horses. 

July 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The president has not gotten everything right in the course of the debt ceiling debate. But he was right to call Michele Bachmann out as the irresponsible professional pol that she is.

July 11, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011

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