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The Worst Thing About a Potential Romney Victory

Maureen Dowd in The New York Times: “If Romney gets to the Situation Room, will we see Cipher Mitt, the vessel of the neocons? Or will we see Moderate Mitt, chastising the hawks…with a variation of the line about Al … Continue reading

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Republicans Blame the Messenger

Chris Christie announced on Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that Mitt Romney was going to win Wednesday night’s debate so decisively that we will all wake up Thursday morning “saying, ‘Wow, we have a barn-burner now for the next … Continue reading

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Clinton versus Bush 2012

2016 seemed to be shaping up as the year of a Clinton-Bush rematch. “The Daily Show,” by way of example, took to calling its nightly coverage of the recent Republican convention “RNC 2012—The Road to Jeb Bush 2016,” and, based … Continue reading

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Make Believe

Mitt Romney accepted his party’s nomination for president last week standing in front of a huge electronic banner reading “We Believe in America.” What exactly does that mean? Forget “exactly.” What does that mean generally? In any sense? We believe … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better

Did I really see on TV this morning workers at the Republican Convention unrolling a huge banner reading “We Can Do Better”? I mean, come on. Can there possibly be a better set up for the Democrats to revive Obama’s … Continue reading

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Are Liberals Losing the Abortion Debate?

Ever since Congressman Todd Aiken made his unfortunate comments about “legitimate rape” and women’s bodies rejecting rapists’ sperm, liberal commentators have been carrying on like football players dancing in the end zone after scoring a touchdown. For a week now, … Continue reading

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A Choice and An Echo

Mitt Romney has taken so many conflicting positions on so many issues that nobody can be sure where he “really” stands on any of them. When he ran for governor and then senator in Massachusetts, he had one set of … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Chick-fil-A Boycott

Recent calls for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, because of its devoutly Christian owners’ support of organizations that oppose same sex marriage, have inevitably brought forth calls for a counter-boycott by Mike Huckabee, who asked Christians to stand up for their … Continue reading

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Mother Knows Best: Why “Political Animals” Was Better Reviewed Than “The Newsroom”

In a blog post for Entertainment Weekly, Ken Tucker asks why “Political Animals,” a new mini-series on USA Network starring Sigourney Weaver as Secretary of State, received better reviews from TV critics than did HBO’s new Aaron Sorkin-scripted series “The … Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Legislate: Why Prop. 29′s Failure May Be Good News

Although the final count from last week’s election in California isn’t due until July 6, the Secretary of State’s website is showing that California proposition 29—to raise California’s cigarette tax by $1 a pack, with the tax revenues dedicated to … Continue reading

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