Tag Archives: Huffington Post

Right-Wing Bullies Continue to Attack Children

[My latest for The Huffington Post. RT often.] It’s difficult to assign psychological motive when it comes to political tactics, but based upon the collective behavior of far-right conservative Republicans, we can only deduce that a considerable number of them … Continue reading

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The He-Man Woman Haters Club

[My latest for The Huffington Post.] During a month when the abortion and contraception debate peaked — again — you would’ve thought the Sunday political shows would feature a larger than usual roster of female panelists, strategists and experts. Not … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum and the War Against Women

[My latest for The Huffington Post, by way of an extension of this post.] Rick Santorum is a bottomless cup of repulsive, dangerous and misguided views. He’s a radical far-right Republican who, in spite of this seemingly endless primary process, … Continue reading

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"The Lesser of Two Evils" & Why Progressives Lose

[My latest for The Huffington Post] There comes a time during just about every general election cycle when a faction of progressive Democratic voters begin to harrumph and gripe about the two party system. Specifically, the following remark jumps back … Continue reading

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Progressives and Evaluating the President

[My latest for the Huffington Post.] I am no one’s disciple. However, any attempt at an objective view of both the progressive and broader accomplishments of the Obama administration has been histrionically, unfairly and chronically mislabeled as the blind allegiance … Continue reading

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The Fantastical Crackpot Cult of Ron Paul

[My latest for The Huffington Post.] During Tuesday night’s New Hampshire Primary election coverage, Lawrence O’Donnell hilariously and saliently described Ron Paul as “not a candidate,” therefore Jon Huntsman was the realistic second place winner, though not technically since he … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Is No Friend to Progressives

[My latest for the Huffington Post.] Progressives who are considering a move from the Democratic Party in order to support Ron Paul are out of their blessed gourds. Ron Paul is not your friend, progressives, no matter how non-interventionist, plaintive … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Devastates Newt Gingrich

This new Ron Paul video against Gingrich is a solid illustration of- and companion to my most recent Huffington Post column: Yes, Ron Paul is a crackpot, but the video could easily have come from the DNC or the Obama … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Newt Gingrich

[My latest for The Huffington Post.] Conservatives have rummaged their way through the primary clown car and landed back on the generous lap of Newt Gingrich. The approximately 45-day pattern of elevating a candidate, then watching as that candidate melts … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Isn't Anti-Corporation

[My latest for The Huffington Post.] I’ve been listening to right-wing talk radio quite a bit lately. No, I’m not changing sides, and I’m not serving penance for a brutal crime. But I occasionally get caught up in talk radio’s … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans Successfully Filibuster American Jobs

[My latest for the Huffington Post] When I heard President Obama announce The American Jobs Act, I mistakenly thought the Republicans wouldn’t dare vote against “American jobs.” For the first time, the Democrats had come up with a title for … Continue reading

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The Republican War Against Government Workers

(My latest for the Huffington Post) The Republicans have been so desperate to find new and clever ways to attack the president that they’ve managed to paint themselves into rhetorical corners with wafer thin sloganeering and laughable attempts at snark. … Continue reading

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Cable News Debate Coverage Is Hurting Democracy

(My latest column for the Huffington Post) Chuck Todd likes to occasionally refer to the political press as “the refs.” While at first glance it appears to suffice, it’s actually just another bad euphemism in a growing list of hackish … Continue reading

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Tea Party Republican Governors Embrace Socialism

(My latest column for the Huffington Post.) One of the most brilliantly salient moments from The West Wing occurred in the episode titled “Game On” in which President Bartlet debates the governor of Florida and Republican presidential nominee Robert Ritchie. … Continue reading

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New Huffington Post Column

Rick Perry is a Socialist in a Secessionist Costume Texas governor Rick Perry will win the Republican presidential nomination. I could be very wrong about this, but the modern history of Republican presidential politics vindicates the prediction. Republican primary voters, … Continue reading

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New Huffington Post Column

The Case for Republican Economic Sabotage With a few exceptions, tea party events have always appeared less like protest rallies and more like Sunday evening lawn concerts, with attendees lounging in lawn chairs waving tiny flags — not unlike a … Continue reading

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New Huffington Post Column

The American People Lost the Debt Ceiling Debate The debt ceiling fracas was an insanity-inducing syllabus of everything that’s wrong with the American political system. Everything. The very serious cable news media (and a considerable chunk of the blogosphere for … Continue reading

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New Huffington Post Column

The Republican Spectrum of Stupidity Republicans and conservatives make it really, really difficult for us to avoid referring to them as idiots. And with a conga-line of top shelf Republicans front and center for the 2012 presidential nomination, we’re being … Continue reading

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Priorities of the People

I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time since the Weiner fiasco trying to figure out whether it’s the media or its consumers who are to blame for the dominance of nonsense and the absence of wonk in the press. … Continue reading

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New Huffington Post Column

The Biggest Crime in the Anthony Weiner Scandal The Anthony Weiner situation, as with any political sex scandal, is a multiheaded hydra of awfulness. Among the casualties of the congressman’s hubristic online grabass sessions, it appears as though the progressive … Continue reading

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