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Which Candidate Is the Better Investment?

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 7:07 PM

Dear Disenchanted Voter:

Let's be honest: Recessions go in cycles. No matter whom you elect, the economy is probably going to improve over the next four years. The 12 million jobs that Mitt Romney is promising are what economists have said we're going to get no matter who...

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Obama's Magic Argument

(6) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 5:18 PM

Joe Biden's debate performance was a step in the right direction, but President Obama needs to further sharpen his message if he hopes to seal the deal with voters in these last few weeks. In the past, Team Obama has successfully painted Romney as an out-of-touch, far-right, flip-flopping corporate raider....

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The Catchphrase Every Democrat Should Be Using

(3) Comments | Posted March 9, 2011 | 12:53 AM

Republicans are good at slogans. They are good at catchphrases. They are good at simplicity.

We Democrats are not.

We don't have a Roger Ailes or a Grover Norquist coordinating our message, so we rarely speak with the same voice. It is no wonder that our party consistently...

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10 Reasons You MUST Vote--and Vote Democrat

(89) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 1:59 PM

Yes, I know you're angry about the state of our country. You're worried about your future, worried about your employment status, worried about our national debt. And you should be. But before this anger and angst causes you to blindly vote for any new political face or--worse yet--sit out the...

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Finally! A New Euphemism!

(12) Comments | Posted June 25, 2009 | 3:10 AM

We've had a lively potpourri of sex scandals recently, but none can match the transformative power of the Mark Sanford affair. Finally, we have a new euphemism for extramarital relations and an artful one at that: "hiking the Appalachian trail." For those of you doubting the coolness of this new...

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Maybe You Shouldn't Vote

(14) Comments | Posted October 29, 2008 | 3:21 AM

Voting is a skill. It's like basketball. Not everyone is good at it. Sure, everyone likes to think he or she is a good voter, just like everyone likes to think he or she is attractive and has a sense of humor. Sadly, the numbers do not support these claims....

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Let's Be Blue -- A Plea for Partisanship

(10) Comments | Posted September 17, 2008 | 12:12 PM

Yes, yes, I know we are all a bunch of enlightened, Obama-style post-partisans, and isn't that wonderful -- but we are missing an opportunity here. As our economy continues to underwhelm, with each week bringing more and more catastrophic news, we are not taking advantage of our key strength and...

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I'm Going To Sue John Edwards For Plagiarism

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2008 | 12:03 AM

John Edwards is ripping me off, and what's most aggravating is that he's doing it all wrong. In May of this year, my novel, The Scandal Plan or: How to Win the Presidency by Cheating On Your Wife, was released by publisher William Morrow. It is the story of a...

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How To Blow A Lead In The Second Half

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2008 | 1:40 PM

When I watch football, there are few things that unnerve me more than seeing my team try to sit on an early lead against a dangerous opponent. Something changes in the mentality of the players and coaches when they're up 17 points in the first half. They become cautious, less...

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The "Authenticity" Gap: Why Clinton v. McCain Will be Hard to Win and Very, Very Ugly

(528) Comments | Posted January 25, 2008 | 7:15 PM

A Clinton-McCain match up gives Republicans the "authenticity" edge for the third consecutive presidential election and that's why I'm starting to lose sleep. "Authenticity," not to be confused with authenticity (sans quotes), is the perception of genuineness, the quality of what-you-see-is-what-you-get-ness that is more highly prized in a presidential race...

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