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Entries by Jason Linkins from 06/2011

Dan Snyder Inspires Lawmaker To Draft Legislation To Stop People From Doing Things Dan Snyder Does

Posted 06.01.2011 | Media

Yesterday, we brought you word that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder -- in his continuing effort to mount a revenge fantasy in the courts over an ...

Libertarian Rand Paul Is Suddenly Very Concerned About The Right To Free Assembly

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

Given his ideological track record, I'm as surprised as the next guy to learn that Rand Paul now believes that certain people should be jailed for merely exercising their right to assemble under the Constitution of the United States.

Jon Huntsman's One Iowa Supporter Is Now The Most Exactingly Profiled Voter In America

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling recently ran the numbers on the GOP field in Iowa, and found that former U.S. Ambassador to China/Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman ...

Reports That Obama Had Alienated Jewish Donors With 'Arab Spring' Speech Seem To Have Been Exaggerated

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

The conventional wisdom in DC was that President Barack Obama was putting the support of Jewish donors at risk with his "Arab Spring" speech, if only ...

Late Returns: WTF-abee? Huck's Heart Won't Say No To The Veep Slot

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

Seems like only a few weeks ago Huckabee was telling his fans he had decided not to run for president. Now he's telling the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that he is still leaving the door open to being vice president.

Jon Stewart Blasts Trump In Apoplectic Rant About New York City Pizza (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2011 | Comedy

As you probably already know, the most important meeting of modern political minds happened this week in New York City when fake presidential candidat...

Anthony Weiner's Most Awkward Interview Moments

Posted 06.02.2011 | Media

Yesterday, after discovering that his "Plan A" of "yelling at the media, forever" wasn't going to work, a more humble and forthcoming Representative A...

After Trying Two Or Three Things, Washington Has 'Run Out Of Ways' To Fix The Economy

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

So, I'm reading this latest piece by Neil Irwin in the Washington Post, titled "Manufacturing slowdown the latest sign the recovery is faltering," and...

Palin Rains On Romney Roll-Out With Vacation Oration

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

Sometime Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took time off from her Culinary Adventures tour Thursday to cruise on up to Bunker Hill, Mass. to aid the colonists in fortifying their defenses against Mitt Romney's individual mandate.

How To Cure Modern Campaign Coverage

Posted 06.02.2011 | Media

Instead of the current format for campaign reporting, in which reporters are dispatched to cover candidates and then return to measure the responses of Americans, reporters should instead be dispatched to cover America and force the candidates to follow.

Late Returns: Wacky Pataki

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

Time's Mike Murphy has some things to say about George Pataki. (Pataki was once the governor of New York, remember? And he has been making infrequ...

Rod Blagojevich Would Have Totally Killed Bin Laden Himself If He'd Only Been Given A Senate Seat

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

Anyone who's followed the latter-day activities of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich knows that his public appearances are a festival of utter rand...

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 3, 2011

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

This week, Mitt Romney made news by formally announcing that he is running for president, as you may have suspected if you happened to have been alive...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 06.05.2011 | Media

So, here's Palin, and she's back in Arizona? Okay, that's great. She hates the state of the economy! And she hates Obama's policies! And someone taught her the words "quantitative easing."

Good News For Everyone Who Had 'Will Become Influence-Peddler/Suck-Up For The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce' In Their Evan Bayh Futures Pool!

Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

In the latter years of his Senate career, Evan Bayh won every single battle he fought. A less effective stimulus package? Bayh fought for it and won. ...

Why Anthony Weiner Should Resign

Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

The right thing for Weiner to do is accept some responsibility and get a Representative into that seat who can uphold the ideological values Weiner fumbled, by agreeing in this instance to metaphorically cut off his own head.

Some Twitter Advice For Politicians In The Post-Weiner Age

Posted 06.07.2011 | Media

With Anthony Weiner's Twitter trouble still fresh in our minds, let's take a moment to address how elected officials should proceed, from here on out, in their dealings with the popular social media service.

Herman Cain Would Impose Bizarre Three-Page Limit On Legislation

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain has an exciting vision for the future, everybody! See, he's so sick and tired of Congress passing long bills that take more than 10 minute...

Economic Half-Measures Loom As Roadblocks To Reelection For Obama

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

In the early stimulus battle, Barack Obama chose to sign a half-measure into law, cross his fingers and hope for the best. If we're keeping score here, Wall Street got taken care of, magnificently. And incumbency is also being well-served. Ordinary people? Well, they got a half-assed stimulus effort and a few kind words. Obama has become tragically disconnected from the real lives of ordinary Americans, and I have to imagine there's a very good chance that ordinary Americans will return the favor in 2012.

Mitt Romney Attacked For Being Reasonable About Climate Change

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

Last week, Mitt Romney rolled out his formal announcement about his presidential ambitions and was met with a torrent of criticism from fellow candida...

Palin, Bachmann Camps Feud Over Who Gets To Be Defined As A 'Serious' Candidate

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

Surrogates from the camps of Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin have been a-feudin' this week, because newly-minted Bachmann consigliere Ed Rollins went on the radio and said that Palin "has not been serious over the last couple of years."

Media Buzzing About Raj Date Leapfrogging Elizabeth Warren To Run CFPB

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

Paced by a hot scoop from Bloomberg's Carter Dougherty, Robert Schmidt and Mike Dorning, everyone everywhere is talking about what's behind curtain number two after Elizabeth Warren for the top CFPB spot.

Frost/Karger: Long Shot Candidate Tells Sir David That Romney Is 'Yesterday's News,' Obama A 'Failure'

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

Long-shot Presidential candidate Fred Karger has had to roam far afield to get some media coverage for his campaign, but hey, how does an interview wi...

Late Returns: New Palin Video Promotes Palin Bus Tour That Was Not Supposed To Be About Promoting Palin

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's PAC is up today with a three-minute movie promoting Sarah Palin's bus tour, which promoted a longer movie titled "The Undefeated" promot...

Sarah Palin Shall Have Her Revenge On The Mainstream Media (VIDEO)

Posted 06.10.2011 | Media

Today is the big day everyone! Thousands and thousands of emails from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have been released into the wild, and every s...