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Instead of kissing babies, this year the pols are bashing youth culture and the companies that promote it.

The poor guy is obviously dyslexic, and dyslexic to the point of near-illiteracy.

I still think third-party politics is mostly a crock, but then, so is two-party politics.

Talk about surprise Hollywood endings.

President Bush was not deterred by lack of expertise when it came to deciding a highly specialized scientific issue.

Less than a hour after George Bush concluded his party's
have-a-nice-election convention with a vapid but beyond-the-expectations
acceptance speech, a source deep within the Gore camp called me

When Dubya picked Dick Cheney as his running mate, the little screen was
awash in flatulent flatteries from the chattering classes: "a grown-up,"
"presidential," "all steak and no sizzle" were

Ralph Nader, America's indomitable public citizen, is the one great man
in this presidential election.

It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you
spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American
democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet.

Blogs

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The clear presence of a populist reform agenda might be the biggest surprise of the 2016 election season thus far.

May 12, 2015

The “reach across the aisle” was going according to plan... until the Populist Avenger showed up.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

But hey, we’re sure someone will be held accountable for the thousands of civilian deaths at some point...right?

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015