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2010 Midterm Elections

The Column EVERY Registered Democrat Must Read

Steve Young | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

You don't get angry you get...well you don't get anything because when it comes time to vote, you sit on your yoga-contoured derrieres.

Why I Find Barack Obama Wanting

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

President Obama has had more than three years in the White House to show us what he is made of and what he can do as president. His speeches remain brilliant, but I find him wanting.

GOP Buyer's Remorse Is Nice, But It Only Matters If It Leads to Votes

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Republicans campaigned in 2010 on creating jobs and cutting spending and the deficit. But once in power, both in the House and in numerous states, all those promises went out the window.

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

How the Tea Party Could Succeed

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

How can newly-empowered House Republicans give themselves the best chance of success over the next two years and possibly beyond? It's simple. Know thy mandate.

Could Defeat For Democrats Be Good For The World?

The Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration ushered in a new era that sought for America to re-engage with the world. Two years later it still stands i...

Can Obama Get His Networking Groove Back?

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

If the First Networker has lost his touch, it is because Obama's networking has always seemed a means to an end. Once that end -- the Oval Office -- was attained, the means lost its urgency.

Voting For Judges In Illinois: What You Should Know

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Among the long list of elected officials Illinois voters will be asked to select this year are the judges. Yeah -- we know -- many of you skip over th...

GOP Not Allowed to Talk About the "Will of the Public"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

You'll excuse me now if I'm not buying the sudden increased interest the GOP has in listening to the American people. They never for one second respected the results of the 2008 election.

Lame Duck Congressmen Candidly Discuss a Flawed Political System

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

At a recent discussion by four newly defeated members of Congress, truth was on vivid display. Could losing an election might mark the first step towards freedom?

The Myth of a Conservative Public

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Despite gains made by the Republican Party, support for activist government remains very strong. Evidence from Gallup shows that Americans tend to be ideological conservatives but operational liberals.

Progressive Push Back to Eliminate Tax Cuts for Rich

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

The small business community has pushed back against claims that letting the tax cuts expire would hurt small business.

Why I'm Bullish on LA -- The Sequel

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

LA has weathered one of the worst financial storms to ever buffet the city. Following the results of the midterm elections, it's possible now Los Angeles will come out renewed.

The Mystical Center

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The mystical center is where Obama's disaffected base resides. He doesn't have to choose. Both swing voters and the Democratic base want the President to stand up to Wall Street on behalf of main street.

A Way Forward for Nuclear Arms Control

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Pearl

Even if New START is ratified before the Democrats' Senate majority significantly shrinks, it will not help advance nonproliferation advocates' long-term goals unless a lost consensus on arms control fundamentals is rebuilt first.

Everyone Talks About the Weather

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Clinton

The mid-term auction kicked my ass. The gushers of money, the belly-up Dems, the betadyned Reps, the gloating media, my bummin' friends. At first I ...

D-Day in the Class War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Both "bipartisan" bodies claim that "tough decisions" must be made. Yet their policies are only really tough if you happen to belong to America's struggling working middle class.

The Single Most Important Thing

Colin St. John | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Colin St. John

It took decades to get a health care bill through the Senate and just because the provisions haven't come to fruition, yet, shortsightedness and fear should not trump constructive progress.

Melissa Bean Concedes To Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED 1:51 p.m. CT Two weeks after the midterm elections, Republicans have scored another win. Illinois Democrat Melissa Bean conceded to Tea Part...

Midterm Election Postmortem: Mike Bloomberg, Sarah Palin and Alvin Greene

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Bloomberg is a lot more viable than people in the Northeast would like to think. If he is running because he thinks he can pull the Republicans back or make a viable third party movement, he poses a major threat to the Democrats.

Americans Want Health Care Reform to Go Forward

John Bouman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bouman

Polls consistently confirm that when the public hears truthful facts (as opposed to the other kind of "facts") about the health reform law, they want the benefits and support health reform.

Sarah Palin's Alaska: Agenda Pushing Sad Reality

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Valerie Frankel

This is supposed to be a travel/celeb show, but it came off like an agenda-pushing political ad for the Tea Party.

What Does Obama Want?

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

If anything worthwhile is to be salvaged from Obama's presidency, the time is past due for his supporters, still in denial, to face reality, and to respond accordingly.

No More Rage Against the Machine?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Levine

Dishearteningly unsurprising. This somewhat awkward phrase is, to my mind, the best description of the emotional and moral impact of Wikileak's relea...

It Takes A Movement: Moral Centering And Political Recalibration

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

An election like this one always calls for both moral centering and political recalibration. Leaders of both parties were talking the morning after the election about cooperation to solve the nation's problems. That will likely also take a movement.