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Entries by Chris Weigant from 11/2011

Championing Rapists' Fatherhood Rights

| Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Championing fatherhood rights for rapists would seem to be a politically suicidal position for any candidate for office in America. But this year's GOP nomination race seems to be testing this, in a big way.

Friday Talking Points -- Why Not Occupy the Media?

| Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

How can your movement not be strengthened and more successful by having a sole contact for the media? This shouldn't be some philosophical issue, it should be seen as a practical and sorely-needed solution to a very real communications problem.

America's First Political Sex Scandal: The Reynolds/Hamilton Affair

| Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

In the summer of 1791, Alexander Hamilton was the target of what a modern-day espionage novel would call a "honey trap," set by a blonde 23-year-old named Maria Reynolds.

Notes From the Occupation: Occupy Wall Street is Not the Tea Party of the Left

| Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

Every so often, I am so impressed by a comment to one of my columns that I offer to just turn my column over to the author, and let them have my soapb...

"Anybody But Romney, Inc." Announces Presidential Bid

| Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

"If corporations are persons," said Herman Cain in the press conference, "then why shouldn't they run for president? It just makes sense."

Two Suggestions For Occupy Wall Street

| Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

The big question for the Occupy protests has now become: What next? To understand what changes may be desirable, we have to look at what has already been set up.

Friday Talking Points -- Cut Congress' Pay!

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

The winner of the Most Impressive Democrat of the Week this week is Gabrielle Giffords for writing to the "supercommittee" and suggesting the idea that if Congress wants to cut spending, why not cut the pay for House and Senate members?

Republican Field Approaches Iowa and New Hampshire

| Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

Let's take a closer look at the first two primary states, as the electorate in Iowa and New Hampshire isn't quite the same as the national GOP primary base.

The Pentagon's First Bake Sale

| Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

Since the politicians quite obviously won't patriotically support the healthy growth of our military-industrial complex any more, we are going to have to make up the difference ourselves.

Republicans' Tax Dilemma

| Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Have the Republicans in Congress painted themselves into a corner on taxes? They seem to be in the position of choosing between a number of courses of action, most of which would normally be seen as going against their principles.

Newt? Really?

| Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

One can't help but sense that we're all in a bit of a collective "What decade is it?" moment, as Newt Gingrich climbs to the top of the Republican presidential nomination polls.