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Entries by Richard Brodsky from 02/2012

Obama v. Mitt: Staggering Toward November

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Just as Romney suffers from the creation of an image as out-of-touch, so does Obama. And just as Romney pivoted at the last minute and seemed to save his candidacy, Obama has tried to do the same.

Karl Rove Takes on Clint Eastwood: My Money's on Clint

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

It's been a bad week for the "Obama's-a-failed-anti-American-socialist" story. A stunningly good jobs report left the Rove-ites groping for a message. And as Mitt bumbles his way to becoming the nominee of the 1%ers, the Eastwood ad was the last straw.

Santorum and Romney: What's That About?

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Here's where Rick has the advantage over Mitt.

Jeremy Lin: The Dream Candidate for the Republicans

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Imagining candidate Lin is an exercise worth doing if only because it illuminates the paucity of leadership and ideas in the Republican Party.

Jeremy Lin for President II: "Lin-oleum," "Lin-oleum"

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Sports

In spite of the above, the Lin story is both important and uplifting. Jeremy Lin has reminded us, without intent to do so, the beauty and importance of sport.

The Great Unraveling: Municipal Bankruptcies?

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

For the first time, local elected officials are talking about default or delay on loan payments, and about bankruptcy as a legitimate way out of their fiscal messes.