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Max Bernstein

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Introducing PLASTIC: A Series of Blog Posts on the Fifty Year Anniversary of Calling Debt Credit

(11) Comments | Posted June 2, 2009 | 11:34 AM

In the middle of all the conversations about credit card debt, credit card reform, credit card companies and credit troubles, we felt it was important to take a look at the credit card as, after all, this is the revolving credit card's 50th birthday. For many, a 50th birthday is...

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New Hampshire Gets It Right and Gets It Wrong

(20) Comments | Posted May 7, 2009 | 6:10 PM

Last Wednesday the New Hampshire State Senate made a respectable show of political will and passed a resolution legalizing gay marriage 14-10. The freedom of same-sex couples in New Hampshire to marry is now in the hands of John Lynch, the historically wishy-washy Democratic Governor. If Lynch lets the bill...

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Yes, There Are Racists in the GOP

(143) Comments | Posted April 23, 2009 | 12:15 PM

To help get these clowns out of Congress, chip in to help their eventual Democratic challengers.

And in other news, the sun came up this morning.

When I (James) went on MSNBC two weeks ago to talk about immigration reform, I didn't think that I had anything that...

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World AIDS Day and Bush's Tiny Shot at a Legacy

(3) Comments | Posted December 1, 2008 | 12:51 PM

"I'll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol' coffers... I don't know what my dad gets - it's more than 50-75" thousand dollars a speech."

-George W. Bush on life after the Presidency

President Bush:

As you tap your watch to hurry along January 20th, and James Buchanan's ghost...

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In Georgia, McCain Saves The Worst For Last

(75) Comments | Posted November 13, 2008 | 7:22 PM

Update: Thanks everyone for contributing to Martin's campaign. Keep 'em coming!

Oh good, we don't have to stop being mean to John McCain even though the election is over.

Leading up to last Tuesday, it became no secret that the principles, character and integrity that once made John McCain...

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Do it for Max Cleland

(25) Comments | Posted November 6, 2008 | 3:13 PM

In 2002, Saxby Chambliss won his Georgia Senate seat against incumbent Democrat Max Cleland, a triple-amputee Vietnam Vet. He deployed tactics that would make Lee Atwater wince -- a barrage of ads against him pairing him with images of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, and questioning his commitment to...

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Palin: Ohio Vets Are Unqualified Voters?

(100) Comments | Posted October 3, 2008 | 8:13 PM

Watching John McCain attack our veterans has become the norm these past few years, with his status as a symbol for the American veteran merely a weird plot twist in his history. We have watched him stand on the Senate floor for five-and-a-half hours, leading the fight against the dwell...

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Liveblogging from the SeaChange Ideas Forum at the Starz Green Room in Denver

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 1:59 PM

What a long title.

So, Twitter is really pwning liveblogging, and I'm sure that what will come across more than the insightful views from people with big brains that I am being bombarded with here at the SeaChange Ideas Forum at the Starz Green Room in Denver, which...

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Hey Al Gore! Why Can't I Turn Off the Monitor on My iMac?

(47) Comments | Posted March 5, 2008 | 12:11 PM

There's a moment that happens rather quickly whenever you buy an Apple product where you go "It can't WHAT???" It was around lunch time on June 1st (i-Day) when I realized that my new iPhone couldn't copy and paste, so if I wanted to text a friend someone else's phone...

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Bill and Hillary, Kurt and Courtney

(21) Comments | Posted February 26, 2008 | 6:16 PM

I like Hillary Clinton more than most of my peers and if I thought she had a snowball's chance in hell of beating John McCain I might've voted for her a few Tuesdays back, and I'm grateful that I'm enough of a sucker to let polling data keep me from...

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