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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

Democrats gather in Los Angeles facing large questions not just about
their success in November but also about the direction of their party.
George W.

A part of me recoils at the thought of adding even a syllable to the
ocean of pontifical sludge emanating from the Republican confab in
Philadelphia, so mind-numbingly inane and diligently dece

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.

On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is
to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to
assist those left behind.

The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the
concerns of ordinary people.

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

The pernicious influence on politics of corporate money isn't confined to donations to candidates and parties.

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Republican presidential candidates think economic and fiscal problems will be solved by magic instead of policies.

September 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates think economic and fiscal problems will be solved by magic instead of policies.

September 13, 2011

It was 1988 all over again, as one GOP presidential candidates joked about Al Gore, hailed Michael Dukakis' job-creation record and revealed the dark side of Ronald Reagan's presidency. Then Rick Perry went all Herbert Hoover on Social Security.

September 7, 2011

The candidate comes forward with a detailed economic plan that would hinder recovery and lower revenue. 

September 7, 2011

The Texas governor has won in state by appealing to the GOP base. But how will that play in a national election?

September 7, 2011

Romney may attack Perry, but both are political careerists, as are the other contenders.

September 7, 2011

Rick Perry is enjoying the same bump that Michele Bachmann had, especially among Tea Paryiers, but that doesn’t mean he is the Tea Party favorite, yet.

September 6, 2011

AT&T gave Governor Perry huge campaign contributions and bought hundreds of copies of his book. Now, he thinks the government should go easy on AT&T’s merger request. Go figure.

September 1, 2011

 The first Republican candidate's jobs plan is just a collection of right wing talking points. 

September 1, 2011

The former veep once campaigned against Perry, dismissing the Texas governor as a “real talker” rather than the “real deal.” Now, Cheney’s on Fox talking up Perry. What gives? Cheney’s got a thing for “managing” inept and inexperienced governors of Texas.

September 1, 2011