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Entries by Mike Lux from 08/2012

The Dream Ticket

| Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

I can't think of any other VP pick in history who has ever made the activists on both sides of the political divide so immediately ecstatic. Most VP picks are snoozers picked to balance the ticket geographically or demographically.

Jamie Dimon's Great New Slogan for Romney-Ryan

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Given the massive bailouts the industry scored in 2008-9, and how easy policy-makers have been on them, the arrogance and hubris of talking about Soviet style government is pretty amazing. But then that fits quite well with Romney and Ryan, too.

The Big Moment

| Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

If Social Security is privatized, Medicare is voucherized, and Medicaid is block granted, the safety net guarantees for seniors, the poor, and the disabled in this country will be gone. Talk about an important election.

Akin's Kinfolk: He Is Well Within GOP Mainstream

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

No matter how fast they scurry away from him, the Republicans have to take responsibility for Todd Akin and his beliefs, because he has had a welcome place in their political party for a long time.

The Problem Is the Base

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

The fundamental problem for the Republican party isn't Todd Akin's crazy rape statement on Sunday, or the fact that he refused to drop out of the Senate race, or even that other Republican extremists are keeping the story alive). The fundamental problem is the Republican party base.

The Republican Convention Sets Its Course Far Right

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The core problems that are crushing the American middle class are not going away. The Republicans only answer is the kind of winner-take-all Bain-onomics that will finish that middle class off.

Hiding Their Values

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan said many misleading things in his speech last night. But his lines about the strong protecting the weak were the most blatantly misleading words of all.

The Big Battles: Bain, Medicare, and Who's to Blame

| Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Every election comes down to a series of big debates. In this one there are 4 that everything will turn on: what does Romney's tenure at Bain say about him, which side has the better Medicare plan, why are we having such tough economic times, and how do we get out of this mess.