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What Part of "It's Never Off the Record" Don't You Get?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

The digital age and the internet has further limited what a public figure should and should not say. But that does not change the first commandment of all public dialogue: you are never off the record!

Bob McDonnell, the GOP, and the Celebration of Confederate Virginia

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's reprehensible decision to declare April 2010 Confederate History Month in that state is gaining national attention, and rightly so. The American people should once again take a long, hard look at the GOP, and what really drives it.

Webb-Allen 2.0

Wesley Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wesley Clark

I'm compelled to enter the fray and throw my full support behind Cal Cunningham for North Carolina's Senate seat. This is a key pick-up opportunity in a southern "swing state," and he's ready for this fight.

The Most Embarrassing Political Open-Mic Gaffes (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was the f-bomb heard around the world. Vice President Joe Biden made headlines this week when he was overheard telling President Obama that the pa...

The Bears Spending; the Redskins Not. Who Knew?

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The 2010 NFL offseason -- its first in 17 years without a Salary Cap -- has begun and now is a week old. Two teams are setting the stage for the new NFL

Is Technology Making Us Idiots?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Technology has made it easier to be idiots because it discourages thinking and deliberation, and promotes acting on our most base impulses, emotions, and needs, for example, anger, sadness, lust, or need for approval.

Jason Linkins

No, Virginia, This Is Not A "Macaca Moment" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lots of people think that Bob McDonnell's college thesis "The Republican Party's Vision for the Family" may prove to be his undoing. And lots of those people seem to be working for the Washington Post.

George Allen Could Make Comeback In Virginia: Poll

The Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling releases a fascinating survey of the Virginia electorate, one that gives former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), defeated in a razor-t...

Jason Linkins

Limbaugh: Sotomayor's 'Wise Latina' Comment Worse Than George Allen's 'Macaca' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, Rush Limbaugh is hopping mad about Sonia Sotomayor! I know, I know, dog bites man and all, but he's got some specific grievances. Seems that Sot...

Jason Linkins

George Allen To Pen Treatise On "The Triumph Of Character" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Wonkette comes the news that former Virginia senator and mutterer of racist exotica George Allen is going to be writing a book, and that book is g...

Whitman's Sampler: The Ex-eBay CEO's Moves Mirror the Republican Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Whitman, pushing policies that resonate on the far right of American politics even as some doubt her sincerity, has her work cut out for her in winning the governorship of blue state California.

George Allen Tries To Sell GOP To Minorities: 'In Sports, You Don't Care About Race'

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) has been out of the public eye for two years, and I'd forgotten how he can reduce everything to a football metaphor....

Saltsman and Allen: Separated at Birth?

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

These two Southerners share a striking resemblance and a gift for race-based humor. But could they also share genes? Or alleles, at the very least?

Obama Enjoys Boost in Va. From Influential Sen. Webb

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Solod

Jim Webb, Democratic Senator from Virginia, has made a huge difference in the Senate. As the 51st Democrat in the Senate, he swung the majority two y...

Battleground Virginia: Insight into the Real Virginia Vote

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

The once capital of the Confederacy, a state that has not voted for a Democratic president since 1964, is now an official "swing state," leaning for Obama, but still in the cross-hairs of the McCain campaign.

George "Macaca" Allen To Lead GOP Rally For Minorities

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Northern Virginia Republicans, realizing they need to improve their appeal among the region's large ethnic population, will stage a "unity" rally Satu...

Jason Linkins

George Allen Says Americans Are Not Addicted To Oil | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presented without comment, here's former Virginia Senator and one-time Presidential aspirant George Allen on today's Laura Ingraham show: ALLEN: I lo...

John McCain as a Hood Ornament

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The New York Times has William Kristol on its opinion page, and the Wall Street Journal now has Thomas Frank. What Kristol writes could be called scho...

Happy Macaca Day!!! The 2nd Anniversary of the Birth of YouTube Politics

Dan Manatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Manatt

Just two years ago, the modern age of YouTube/Web Video Politics began: On 8.11.06, Sen. George Allen, a shoo in for reelection and early favorite fo...

2006 Virginia Senate General Election:
Allen (R-i) vs Webb (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VA-Sen: Allen vs Webb

Bill Clinton's "Macaca" Moment

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Winer

There's too much control of the political process by the press, and that's too easily manipulated by the candidates. We'll see that play out in the fall as press favorites, Obama and McCain, compete.

Jim Webb's Baggage

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

In the year of the Clinton candidacy, asking Democrats to vote for a vice presidential candidate who snickered about calling the Naval Academy "a horny woman's dream" is just rubbing salt in the wounds.

Sam Stein

DeLay Not Impressed By McCain, At All | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday was designed to shore up conservative voters, his most vulnerabl...

Fred Thompson's New Top Advisors: Elizabeth Cheney, George Allen

NY Times | Susan Saulny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Where does a candidate go to find "wise counsel and invaluable experience" for his campaign? Fred Thompson has turned to his mentor, to the vice-presi...

Fmr Sen George Allen To Officially Join Thompson's Campaign Team

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fred Thompson's campaign will announce this morning their "National Campaign Leadership Team." Among the four chairs -- former Sen. George Allen (Va....