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Andrew Reinbach has been toiling in the vineyards of journalism for 35 years, mostly writing about real estate, banking, finance generally, and, more recently, the intersection of politics and money. He's published in Barron’s, Newsday, and The New York Post. His claim to fame: He was the first reporter to nail Donald Trump. He’s currently working on Sailing Orders, a book about the Naval War of 1812.

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Tea Party Lost in the Primaries But Keeps Fighting

(23) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 8:45 AM

The big story of this year's primaries is that the Tea Party is being creamed.

Meanwhile, the GOP's mainstream and Tea Party candidates are trying to paper over their differences, all the while keeping up what Democrats must find an entertaining brawl.

In the first round of elections,...

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The Hobby Lobby Decision and the Samson Option

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 9:27 PM

In the name of expanding right to life politics in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court may have leveled the notion that we are all subject to the law.

That's because the real issue now isn't abortion. By giving a corporation the same civil rights as natural...

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'Net Neutrality' Proves We Need Stronger Government, Higher Taxes

(12) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 6:21 PM

Governments are created by society's most powerful members to protect themselves from each other. That's why even libertarians say defending the validity of contracts is a bedrock government function.

To do that job, government has to be stronger than any entity, or group of entities, so that when it says...

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The GOP Shutdown Is Sedition and Shouldn't be Forgiven

(293) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 4:02 PM

The behavior of the House GOP in the current showdown -- whether or not they reach some sort of deal -- makes them guilty of sedition. Whether they're indicted, arrested, and imprisoned for it, America should not forget or forgive this come election time.

Here's the why and how of...

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The Republican Push Is Unconstitutional, and They Have to Know It

(247) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 8:49 AM

There is no reason for the president or the Democrats to compromise over the Affordable Care Act/defunding/default issue.

Over and above any claims made about the ACA by those trying to destroy it -- almost all of which have been found to hold no water at all -- it...

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GOP 'Economics' Demolished in 167 Words

(66) Comments | Posted September 22, 2013 | 6:48 PM

Republicans claim higher salaries mean lower corporate earnings that crimp jobs and jobs creation. This is usually wrapped in the minimum wage or global competition and applied across the board.

But, you know -- reality: The Census Bureau's Table H-3 says that adjusted for inflation, median incomes have...

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Stand Up for Trayvon Martin's Good Name

(20) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 12:52 PM

Now that George Zimmerman got off for killing Trayvon Martin, the right wing is predictably trying to smear Trayvon's memory to twist the facts and the law -- in hopes, apparently, of hoodwinking the American People into thinking he got what he deserved.

America should not let that stand. The...

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Enough With Scandals and Gridlock: How About Real Patriotism?

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 7:37 AM

Washington and the media are up in arms about any number of so-called scandals, but in my own opinion, while the American republic may be in some danger, the danger lies less with the trench warfare in Washington and its attendant noise than with the trends now facing us that...

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Solve America's Fiscal Problems In One Simple Step

(3) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Want to straighten out the nation's finances, eliminate poverty, and end the income tax?


Tax financial trades.

As it happens, a bill to do that was introduced last week in Congress by Tom Harkin, Sheldon Whitehouse and Bernie Sanders in the Senate, and Representative Peter DeFazio...

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Conservative D.C. Court Throws the Country Into Chaos on a Technicality

(38) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 9:09 PM

On Friday a Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. showed just how far, and recklessly, conservatives are willing to go to get what they want, and hang the impact on the nation.

The court ruled that four recess appointments made last January by President Obama were unconstitutional and...

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The NRA's Lie About Guns, the Constitution, and History

(52) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 1:40 PM

At bottom, the National Rifle Association is a marketing shop. They sell guns to America by claiming they stand between us and a government plotting to take away our rights and establish tyranny. In the old days they did their job by emphasizing hunting and gun safety, but I guess...

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The NRA and the GOP: The Right Goes Down in Flames

(51) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 9:24 AM

This week, Wayne LaPierre and the GOP proved I've been wrong about the right wing. All these years I've thought the guys on the right were smart. But faced with 27 coffins in Newtown, Ct.-- 20 of them tiny--the NRA executive vice president and his Republican friends displayed the worst...

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Romney's Tax Secret: 1500 Percent Profit Using TARP Funds to Ship Delphi Jobs Overseas

(74) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 3:04 PM

Mitt Romney apparently violated the Ethics in Government Act in 2009 by burying an investment in his wife's name, according to a coalition of non-profits and unions. The investment didn't surface through much of the campaign because Romney refuses to release his 2009 tax returns.

The investment in Singer Associates...

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What's Defeating the Romney/Ryan Ticket? Romney/Ryan

(117) Comments | Posted September 30, 2012 | 10:54 PM

"We have met the enemy, and he is us" was Pogo's famous saying from Walt Kelly's cartoon strip.

Whether Mitt Romney would listen to that is another matter, and he has plenty of enablers, on his staff and elsewhere, to tell him it's all somebody else's fault.


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What to Tell Your Right-wing Friends When They Blame Obama for the Benghazi Attack

(10) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 10:25 AM

Here's how to answer that right-wing correspondent of yours who insists the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans -- not to mention the riots in Libya and Egypt, and whatever's coming next -- are all Obama's fault.

Obama didn't do this. Gaddafi, Mubarak,...

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Four More Reasons to Vote for Obama

(5) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 6:07 PM

This election is all about getting out the vote. Pretty much everybody has already made their choice; most so-called "Independents" really aren't, and the number of really undecided voters is miniscule. So the future of America is all about arithmetic.

And that arithmetic doesn't look great for the Democrats....

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Great Reasons to Vote For Obama Whether You Like Him or Not

(88) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 9:12 AM

Plenty of Progressives, Greens and other Democrats don't much like President Obama, partly because when they pulled the lever in 2008, they'd thought he was more their kind of guy. It's not hard to find some who say there's really no difference between him and Mitt Romney -- that they're...

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Post Office Privatization Is Probably a Huge Real Estate Deal

(16) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 1:13 PM

The United State Postal Service (USPS) was created in 1775 -- a year before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In 2006, Congress forced the USPS to pre-fund 75 years of health care benefits in three years, and gave itself oversight powers.

This week, the USPS said it

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The Naval War of 1812: A Tale

(6) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 5:55 PM

On Oct. 27, 1812, three American warships weighed anchor and sailed into history.

They bore fabled names: The 44-gun frigate USS Constitution, Commodore William Bainbridge commanding; the 32-gun frigate USS Essex, Captain David Porter in charge; and the USS Hornet, an 18-gun sloop, Master Commandant James Lawrence on the quarterdeck....

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Anatomy of a Smear

(8) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 10:55 PM

On June 11, 85 Republican Congressmen sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding he investigate alleged attempts to intimidate bloggers called SWAT-ing. This followed a similar letter sent to Holder on June 6 by Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).

Those letters arose after a "blogblast" on...

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