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How Trump Lost Iowa

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Going forward, I do not see how Trump undoes the damage he inflicted on himself in Iowa. Not only has he unilaterally destroyed his narrative that he is a "winner," but he has now given the rapidly rising, if boyish, Rubio a clear path to victory.

Emergency Republican Debate

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Donald Trump's assertion that he could stand on Fifth Avenue and shoot someone, and his groupies would still support him, was met with outrage on the part of other Republican Presidential wannabees.

Trump Paves the Way for Bernie Sanders to Win

Diane M. Francis | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Conventional wisdom is that Trump and Hillary will get nominations, but the numbers currently show that Sanders is the main contender.

CultureZohn: In My Back Yard

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

I think if Hillary can get a little of her '70s groove on, her idealism instead of her cynicism, we will meet her halfway with our own, less hope-less selves. Let's not be NIMBY about the election as well as low-income housing and halfway houses. Let's be In My Back Yard. Let's believe. Tinkerbell, do you hear me?

A Presidential Round Table

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

(the actual, still-alive, Harold Bornstein) Those of you who have not been rendered unconcious by attempting to carry all the large Amazon parcels ...

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerm...

How The Bush Administration Ignored A Key Warning From The CIA Months Before 9/11

Politico | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
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"Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has al...

Don't Bite Your Nails!

Francis Levy | Posted 11.06.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

There's a famous scene in Pasolini's Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, a masterpiece of depravity, far exceeding even the Republican presidential debates, in which the feckless victims are forced to eat apples laced with nails.

Cryptic Bush Campaign Memo Hints At Dirt In Rubio's Background

U.S. News | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Even before Jeb Bush's uninspiring debate performance Wednesday night, his sputtering presidential campaign was working to prevent defections.  ...

Jeb Bush's Comeback Strategy Backfires

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

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Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

The 1 Huge Thing Missing From the GOP Tax Plans So Far

Gene Marks | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Unfortunately right now we've only seen the revenue side from the Republican candidates. What about the expense side? How do we know if the tax revenues proposed are sufficient? What expenses will be cut?

Donald Trump Channels Occupy Wall Street, and The Revolt Against The Ruling Elite

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.26.2015 | Entertainment
Blake Fleetwood

Trump, Sanders and the other outsiders will probably not win their party's presidential nominations. But the rage they are articulating is not going away. In all likelihood these Occupy issues will be co-opted by more establishment and semi-establishment figures like Rubio, Bush, Clinton, and Biden.

America's Decline In Wages Can Be Traced To George W. Bush Era

The Guardian | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics
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One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat wage...

CultureZohn: Dear Barack and Michelle

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

We need to remember how artists' work can make things easier to see, that together we must continue to make our country a more vibrant, transparent, clear-eyed, self-aware place.

Man Caught Having Sex With A Bush

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.29.2015 | Weird News

This is what happens when you elect a bush. For sex. A Connecticut man is suspected of getting freak-nasty with the foliage in his yard, according to...

Post Trump, What Is the GOP's Best Path to Presidential Victory?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.

Ali Watkins

Obama Interrogation Advisor Vindicated In New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Bush administration official who currently advises the Obama administration’s elite interrogation force was not integral to t...

Jeb Bush Enters the GOP Presidential Debate -- But What Are They 'Debating?'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In the upcoming performance art piece called the GOP presidential debates the candidates will try to one-up each other showing their base who's best at crushing labor unions, disciplining the poor, and striking fear in the hearts of America's enemies.

Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush could wind up being America's next president. That's a statement that my fingers would actually refuse to type for several other Republicans, just because attempting to substitute "Donald Trump" or "Carly Fiorina" in that sentence would be so downright laughable.

Meet the Neocons

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Dean Opperman

2007-08-22-meettheneoconspull.jpg The good folks at Far Rite Records have just released Neocon Gold: The Condi, Rummy, Cheney, and Georgie Story.

How Many More Wars?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All those who criticize President Obama's handling of foreign policy -- which includes the entire Republican presidential field, it almost goes without saying -- should really have to detail precisely what they'd do differently. The voters really do deserve an answer to this question, since these people are running to take Obama's place in the White House.

Next Iraq Question for 2016 Wannabees: Would You Have Let the Inspectors Finish Their Work Before Invading?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If indeed accurate information is all they needed to have made the right decision on Iraq, it follows that they would have wanted accurate information if they could obtain it.

12 Years of Bush Presidencies = 747,000 Net New Private Sector Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) flails about trying to use his family name to attract financial and elite support while also desperately trying to distance himself from his brother's disastrous record, there is another problem he cannot run away from: The 12 Bush years were the worst on record for net new private sector job creation.

A Third Dubya Term?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.