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Trois conseils à Obama pour gagner le premier débat

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 10:12 AM

Avez-vous remarqué comme dernièrement, tout le monde se voit attribuer le mérite de l'avance du Président Obama dans les sondages, à part le Président lui-même ? C'est l'image unie du parti démocrate à la convention ; c'est Bill Clinton ; c'est Mitt Romney sourd à la situation de 47 % d'Américains....

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How President Obama Can Win the First Debate

(812) Comments | Posted September 29, 2012 | 12:10 PM

Have you noticed lately that everyone else is getting credit for the president being in the lead except President Obama?  It was the cohesive Democratic message at the convention -- it was Bill Clinton bringing it home -- it was Mitt Romney being tone deaf about 47 percent of the...

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Nora Ephron -- We Write in Homage

(19) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 11:20 PM

Arianna said it just right... heartbroken... in DC. What do you do when your friend Nora Ehpron dies? You cry and then you write about it. Because that is what she said to do whenever you told her a story that moved her or amused her. "Write about...

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Ann Romney and Working Moms

(4242) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 12:15 AM

My Twitter feed was on fire after an appearance last night on CNN's AC360, where I said that I thought it was wrong for Mitt Romney to be using his wife as his guide to women's economic struggles when she "had never worked a day in her life." Oh my,...

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Have We Really Come Down to a Boys Against the Girls Fight?

(3405) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 9:25 AM

This public debate on whether or not the Obama administration's sensible policy on covering birth control has turned into a boys against the girls fight. And the boys are out of touch and out of line.

Are Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Mike Barnicle, EJ Dionne and George Will etc. going...

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Barney Frank -- the Man, the Quips, the Impact

(234) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 11:46 AM

Some of my favorites:

"Gay people have a different role than other minority groups... Very few black kids have ever had to worry about telling their parents that they were black"

"They're (congressional opponents) saying that my ability to marry another man somehow jeopardizes heterosexual marriage. Then they go out...

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Why HuffPost's Blogger Model Makes Sense

(18) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 6:05 PM

In all the media buzz about the AOL deal with The Huffington Post, one issue keeps coming up that makes no sense to me. Will Huffington Post bloggers still submit their work for free when HuffPost founders just made a lot of money on their investment?

As a fairly...

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ObamaCare? You Bet He Does

(240) Comments | Posted January 4, 2011 | 9:48 AM

Americans have known our health care system was broken for years. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, tragic stories about health care were the number one subject that people talked to then candidate Obama about. So what is the Republican's top agenda now in Congress? To repeal the progress that has...

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Stop the GBRRT (George Bush Reputation Resurrection Tour)

(118) Comments | Posted November 7, 2010 | 5:54 PM

Help me I think I'm falling in love with you again... Whoa, not so fast, big guy. This week's start of the George Bush reputation resurrection tour has all the requisite trappings of a superstar artist tour. Oprah, The Today Show, etc. And we have early release teasers already. Former...

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We Are the Right Change

(231) Comments | Posted October 13, 2010 | 10:30 AM

The "enthusiasm gap" is for sissies. We don't need pollsters to tell us how we feel. We are angry and frustrated. And I don't mean the average voter. I mean Democrats in Washington.

The stakes are high. And we know they are the highest for those people...

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The New York Senate Race and Gay Conversion Therapy

(212) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 10:32 AM

I am reading with interest the back and forth about which New York Senate candidate is "better on LGBT issues," the current Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, or the would-be candidate, former Rep. Harold Ford.

LGBT people suffered a frustrating defeat in the New York legislature at the hands of Democrats...

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Beyond Rick Warren

(678) Comments | Posted December 20, 2008 | 5:02 AM

The gay community was hit harshly with realities over the last few weeks as a cabinet and senior White House staff was chosen in a Democratic administration that did not include a gay or lesbian appointee* and Pastor Rick Warren was chosen to give the Invocation on Inauguration Day.

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May 13, 2006 -- The Day that John McCain Lost the Election

(187) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 9:43 AM

Yes, it is a year for change. Yes Barack Obama knew that before most other politicians and capitalized on that with a unique and brilliant campaign that offered inspiration and principle to us in a consistent and explosive manner. We will elect him as our President tomorrow because he offers...

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Counting Chickens, Joe the Plumber and the Republican Closing Strategy

(115) Comments | Posted October 16, 2008 | 12:53 PM

John McCain lost his final opportunity to convince 30 million people to change their mind about their support for Barack. Since most polls are showing support for Obama has crossed over 50%, McCain has to actually change minds now for him to win. There simply are not enough undecided voters...

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Did John McCain Help Main Street in the Bailout Bill? hmm, Not So Much

(98) Comments | Posted September 28, 2008 | 8:54 PM

A short while ago I wrote a blog post for those of us who weren't financial analysts or bankers about the simple things I would look for in an acceptable legislative bailout proposal.

I said we needed some equity for the taxpayers in any investment the government was...

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What Do We Look for in the Bailout Package? It's Simple

(80) Comments | Posted September 22, 2008 | 1:17 PM

Lots of smart people with extensive financial and economic expertise will weigh in on the bailout legislation now winding it's way through Congress.

I am going to look for four simple things:

1. Taxpayers need equity in the companies we are saving.

If the government is guaranteeing rather than buying...

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Sarah Palin in the Sit Room on 9/11?

(55) Comments | Posted September 4, 2008 | 11:15 AM

I blogged yesterday about going easier on Gov Palin on the experience quotient. Though I outline lots of other reasons I think she would be a disaster as Veep.

This morning I have some pause on my or ANY argument to totally eliminate the experience quotient. I heard Richard...

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Am I "Off Message" on Sarah Palin?

(306) Comments | Posted September 3, 2008 | 1:05 PM

Warning! This pundit isn't feeling the same way as most of my colleagues about Sarah Palin. She is being attacked for her lack of experience for the job and for whether she should be putting her family first instead of her career. This just isn't that unusual in my book....

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Hillary's Women Already Have Power

(42) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 6:14 PM

DENVER, Colorado -- Is there a score higher than an A+? I have heard about a hundred speeches by Sen. Hillary Clinton. Tuesday night's speech in Denver was a clarion call filled with power and grace.

Hillary's job at the Democratic National Convention was a big one. She had...

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Rest in Peace, My Fierce Friend: Stephanie Tubbs Jones

(103) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 9:39 PM

Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a BIG woman. She was big in her smile, in her motherly warmth, in her blackness, in her womanhood, her passion for Cleveland and in her political smarts. I am grieving her loss today.

We first met when I was working in the music industry and...

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