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There You Go Again: the Death Rites of Miranda

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

GOP candidates are manly men who fight for law and order. Only leftist weaklings bother with details like fair trials or worry about executing innocent prisoners.

Lindsey Graham: In Today's Republican Party, Reagan Wouldn't Make It as a Republican

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today's Republican Party is not a comfortable place for many classic Republicans. This is why I don't see someone like General David Petraeus easily saddling up to the Republican Party in his post-military, post-Afghanistan Eisenhoweresque rise.

Reagan and Two Bushes: The Only Growth of Debt/GDP Ratios in Post-War History

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the country is really looking for a recipe to reverse growth in debt/GDP ratios, bowing at the altar of St. Ronald is not exactly the economic religion we need.

Reagan Was Wrong: The Nine Most Terrifying Words Are, "I'm a Libertarian and the Market Will Save You"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I don't agree with Reagan. I'm not scared of the government trying to help. But I am terrified of an unfettered free market.

White House Doctor Connie Mariano On Jon Stewart: Which President Was Most Healthy, Which Was Worst Patient? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Connie Mariano, official doctor of presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk about her...

FLASHBACK: During Exxon Valdez Disaster, President Bush Got a Free Pass From the Press

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The press gave Bush a free pass following the Exxon Valdez spill, while today, the same press corps seems determined to hang the oil spill around Obama's neck. Why the glaringly different approaches when covering epic oil spills?

Oil Cartels and Venezuela -- A Moment of Truth for the Obama Justice Department

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The proceedings in the ongoing United States vs. CITGO Petroleum Corporation clearly reveal our government's abject alliance with the machinations of the OPEC cartel.

Ya Wanna Talk "Radical" Behavior, Newt? How About Looking in the Mirror?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Gingrich's "radical" histrionics are to be expected, no matter how offensive or patently false his claims. As we get closer to November's midterms, we're sure to witness a ratcheting up of this sort of dangerous rhetoric.

Biography of an American Voter

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

There's a substantial pool of older voters who voted for the winner in every Presidential election since 1960. But given the huge ideological differences involved, how can this be?

Ads Ask Limbaugh/Beck Audience: What Would Reagan Do About Climate Change?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Despite the anti-environmental rants emanating from the right wing's favorite media darlings, a new ad campaign seeks to remind conservatives that stewardship, including action to address climate change, is consistent with conservative values.

Recycled Rhetoric From the Vanguard

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Why do Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others attempt to label President Obama as both a redistributive Socialist and a Nazi Fascist? The two labels s...

Socialism for the Tea Parties

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tea Party movement has an intense hatred for anything they deem to be socialist, while both appreciating and wanting more government support for programs they like.

Mark Hampton: How A Boy From A Small Indiana Town Became America's Best-Known Decorator

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

Talk about being born for the job! When Mark Hampton was wearing shoes, his feet were exactly 12 inches long --- he could pace off a room without a ta...

Sam Stein

Obama Echoes George H.W. Bush On Oil Spill Response (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are striking similarities and differences between the press statement issued by President Obama on Friday in response to the Gulf oil spill and ...

Boogie Man: The Parable of Lee Atwater

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

Stefan Forbes' award-winning documentary captures Lee Atwater's personae at the top of his game, as the GOP party chairman and the maker of American kings. Anyone who wonders how America became so divided should see it.

Laura Bush's Memoir, 'Spoken From The Heart,' Reveals More Than She Intended About Her Marriage

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

How could quiet Laura Welch have decided to marry rowdy George Bush after a courtship of just six or seven weeks? What did the bookworm and the alcoholic have to talk about? How did they find a link strong enough for 33 anniversaries?

Bill Maher: The Environment Is The Ultimate Health Care Issue (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bill Maher called the environment the "ultimate health care issue" Friday night during "Real Time" and argued that our future depends on our ability t...

President Obama, Free the Panama and Colombia Trade Agreements!

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Nations that trade do not go to war with each other. Yet, we appear to have entered the most protectionist American period of the modern era.

Cap and Trade Was Republicans' Good Idea

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Instead of digging their heels in and nixing any climate action, the minority in Congress should return to their good idea and push for a pure form of cap-and-trade.

Obama Muddling Through in the Mideast

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leon T. Hadar

While there is no doubt that Obama has been successful in improving the American brand name in the Middle East, he has yet to draw the outlines of coherent and realistic policy objectives in Iran and Israel/Palestine.

Lessons in American Leadership, on Presidents Day 2010

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Almost every president we have elected in the past seven decades has sought to advance the fortunes of the US empire and the free world. Their lessons in governance, for good and ill, are our lessons.

Multi-Thinking About Iran: Let's be Realist

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leon T. Hadar

As a "card-carrying realist," I find Haass's recommendation to "promote" -- he does not actually call for "doing" -- regime change in Tehran as running contrary to any sensible realist viewpoint.

Oh, the Vision Thing

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

No matter how strong President Obama's performance was in his first State of the Union, at best he gave the American public pieces of the puzzle, but did not give voice to his big picture.

The Guardian: Bush Family's Link To Nazi Germany

The Guardian | Ben Aris and Duncan Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with th...

Hail Mary Mudslinging

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Does Dan Hynes' ad featuring Harold Washington represent a "game change" in this late hour of the campaign?