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How to Ward Off Big Business Invaders

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Politicians love news stories about their luring big out-of-area companies, even as they camouflage the associated tax breaks. But rarely do these arrivals bring as many jobs as promised, and they sometimes kill existing local ones.

Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Responses to the flag controversy, and the new constitutional right to same-sex marriage and upholding Obamacare are dividing the GOP family.

Roque Planas

Atlantic Editor Wonders If Maybe Immigration Has Something To Do With California's Water Crisis | Roque Planas | Posted 05.22.2015 | Latino Voices

David Frum, a conservative pundit and senior editor at The Atlantic, wants to know why The New York Times isn’t putting more emphasis on immigration...

Hebdo's Dubious PEN-Pals: Privileged Conservative Pundits

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

History offers D.H. Lawrence's warning that influential people shouldn't stimulate others' "personal, superficial, temporary desires" but "tell us of our own deeper desires." The powers that conservatives champion have been doing the former, with increasing velocity.

Frum-Shrum Predictions After Bibi's Words, Hillary's Emails, SCOTUS's Obamacare Argument

Mark Green | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Two leading authors and media mavens predict a) an Iranian nuc deal that Obama enforces without Congress and b) the Court will not overthrow Obamacare on a technicality. But they clash on Billary's money and emails: Frum thinks voters should care while Bob predicts they won't and shouldn't.

Can GOP Modernize? 'Yes' Since Boomers Economically Insecure, 'No' Due to Rush/FOX Poison

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Frum-Alter disagree on two big topics: is Obama's ISIS strategy of "containment" capable of driving the group back? Can Republicans come back by developing economic solutions for anxious middle-class boomers and by being culturally tolerant? How do either when right-wing media dumbs base down?

Matalin-Reagan Debate Obama's Rope-a-Dope Strategy in ISIS Crisis

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


"Is 'dither' the Republican word for 'think'?", asks Lawrence O'Donnell. So our duo discuss both sides: the-tan-man-has-no-plan-"yet" vs. he's a deliberate president trying to get the substance and coalition right. In his Wednesday address to the Nation, will he say -- their boots, our bombs? Then: Putin in Ukraine, Rick Perry in court, the ALS in America.

The Underreported Story of the Past 20 Years

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime
Mark Yzaguirre

I'm not suggesting that crime isn't a problem in the United States. It is a problem, particularly with regard to violent crimes involving firearms, but it is a problem that has diminished over recent decades.

David Frum Admits He Was Wrong About NY Times Gaza Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media

Conservative pundit David Frum apologized on Wednesday for alleging that the New York Times and other outlets had run faked photos from the violence i...

Scalia vs. Waldman on Guns / Frum vs. Corn on War

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


After 219 years, "Justice" Scalia found a right to guns in Heller. Now a new book explains why the Court was wrong and how public opinion and law can shift. Also: Frum & Corn debate the Obama scandal of 'refusing to start unnecessary wars.'

A Foreign-Policy Problem No One Talks About

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Instead of acknowledging their deepest feelings openly, or even to themselves, the writers I've mentioned who've brought so much folly and destruction upon their republic, are doubling down, more nervous and desperate than ever, looking for someone else to blame.

Greetings, Friends

Jerry Adler | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

Welcome, friends and lovers all To the Newsverse Christmas ball Hop a bus or Citibike Grab a cab or hitch a hike There'll be lots of caviar The Rollin...

You Are Not in Ted Cruz's Target Audience

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Ted Cruz may not win the GOP primary in 2016 or become the next president, but he certainly isn't anywhere near the end of his political career and anyone thinking the contrary is engaged in wishful thinking.

Brooks Brother

D. R. Tucker | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

Right-wing ideologues don't like what Brooks said about Cruz? Too bad. Get over it, and get over yourselves.

Obama's Brush With Postmodernism

Harry Kresky | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Credit goes to President Obama for not allowing binary logic to force his hand. His decision to take the issue to Congress created space for a conversation with the American people about what to do.

David Frum: Syrian Surgical Strikes Like Cutting Into Hemophiliac

Posted 08.29.2013 | Media

Daily Beast contributing editor David Frum took to Twitter Wednesday night to express his opposition to U.S. intervention in Syria. He asserted: ...

David Frum Ends Daily Beast Blog

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media

Conservative pundit David Frum bid readers farewell on Monday after announcing a hiatus from his Daily Beast blog. Frum said that while he will con...

More Evidence Emerges That Cheney Had Eyes On Iraqi Oil

Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Much of the world has long assumed that Dick Cheney longed for war in Iraq in order to gain reliable control of the nation's oil resources. But it's n...

Inside The Bush Administration During The Iraq War | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

My youngest daughter was born in December 2001: a war baby. When my wife nursed little Beatrice in the middle of the night, she’d hear F-16s patroll...

BOTH SIDES NOW: So 'What's New?' Frum and Huffington on a 'New' GOP/Obama/Hillary

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgCantor softens GOP rhetoric -- a start? Obama tries a permanent campaign of aggressive, progressive governance -- that succeeding? And the famous and tired Secretary of State leaves after one term to ponder a presidential bid -- worked for Jefferson, will it for Hillary?

CHANGE MY MIND: What Do You Think of Obama's Drone War?

Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

A Justice Department memo obtained this week by NBC News revealed that U.S. citizens who engage in terrorist activities anywhere are fair game for dro...

The Republicans' League of Their Own: Reasons, Responses, Recommendations

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It's important because a vibrant two-party system makes our republic stronger. It provides the basis for compromise, forward momentum and progress. If the Republicans continue to play in a league of their own, they and our democracy will be worse off for it.

The Challenge of Climate Math

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

These are important numbers to wrap your head around, but what do they really mean for countries and companies? How fast do we have to change?

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can the Party of Lincoln Be Like Lincoln?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.19.2012 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg On our 100th show, Arianna and Mary debate the post-election Republican re-set and whether new GOP members should be required to watch not Patton but Lincoln. Then we discuss how Romney's sour gripes exposed himself as Mr. 1 percent + 47 percent which oddly equals exactly his final total of 48 percent.

How to Lose an Election

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

During these past five months, Neptune's influence of delusion, distortion, and misrepresentation has been the root cause for the Republican party's huge loss in this presidential election.