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Martha Washington Redux: America's First MILF

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Hold on to your hats folks or at least your iPod earbuds, Martha Washington was actually a babe! Also, she avidly consumed Gothic romance novels. Me-ow!

The Inauguration: Greetings from the Mob

Alexander Trowbridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Trowbridge

In this historic inauguration, seating is so much on the mind. Some people arrived at the gates just as the last of the guests at the pre-inaugural balls stumbled back in the opposite direction.

Will Obama's Presidency End the Progressive Movement?

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.

President Obama and Our America

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Until today, I had only known two kinds of presidents, those who I really didn't like and those who I tolerated. Obama is something different, a president who I actually believe in.

Mr. Obama's New Wheels -- First Official Look

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I never liked the look of the Bush limo. It was too massive and appeared to be a truck that had started out as a tank. Obama's new limo looks more like an actual car, albeit a very big and heavy one.

Blaxploitation, GOP Style

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Tthe GOP is stepping up efforts to stress diversity, but is resorting to a tried-and-true W. tactic: the promotion of compromised, disreputable individuals -- a kind of lemon diversity that only highlights their cynicism and contempt for the public.

My Way By George H.W. Bush

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Carman

Yes there were times, I'm sure you knew, When I was asked, "What should we do?" And I drunk-dialed, I made the call, I phoned it in, I dropped the ball, And through it all, I stood tall, And did it my way

New Year, New Administration, More Clemency

Jason Flom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Flom

Obama ran on a campaign promise of change. He can begin by using the pardon power generously to correct as many individual cases of injustice as possible.

George W. Bush's Inaugural Gift: Blackhawk Down-Redux: Obama's First Crisis, and the Legacy of Losing Somalia

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Lest you have forgotten, it was George H.W. Bush who left President-elect Bill Clinton with the Inauguration Day present of a crisis in Somalia.

Obama May Not Be Middle East's Messiah

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

President-elect Barack Obama's conspicuous silence on the latest conflagration in the Middle East is perhaps not only tactical but also prudent. There...

Behind Closed Doors: When Presidents Gather

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Mr. Clinton noted that pizza was no longer on the private-dining-room menu. Mr. Bush assured Mr. Clinton that if he wanted pizza, he could have pizza

What Spies Think of Panetta

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

I conducted a poll about what spies thought of the Panetta choice. The results: "Obama was wise" to choose someone out of the torture loop to run the CIA. But there's a problem.

USS George H.W. Bush: A Ship With a History

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

This Saturday the Navy will commission the aircraft carrier CVN-77, to be named the USS George H.W. Bush. They seem in a hurry to burnish the reputation of the elder Bush while his son is still in office.

Earth to Bush Sr.: You're As Delusional As Your Son

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

George Bush Sr. declared that he would love to see another Bush in the White House, this time another son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. You've got to be kidding me.

Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia and "Foggy Bottom"

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

Can Hillary Clinton assure us that there will not be any Saudi preferential access to Foggy Bottom in spite of the myriad millions visited on the Clinton foundation?

The Republican Presidential Recession Record

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

Eisenhower: 2 recessions; Nixon and Ford: 2 recessions; Reagan: 1 recession; George H.W. Bush: 1 recession; George W. Bush: 2 recessions; Democrats: 1 recession. Eight to one, you decide.

The Obama Administration: An End to Dynastic Politics?

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Obama's early moves to co-opt former adversaries Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman signal a different way of doing business than we've seen over the past 20 years.

Goodnight, Vietnam: Tuesday Night Will Finally Put to Rest the Ghost of a War that Ended 35 Years Ago

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Sinker

With Obama, it's not possible to fight the Vietnam war all over again. It's simply not his war.

Obama Is Dominating in the Polls, but Four Things Keep Me Awake at Night

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

As a lifelong Democrat who has seen my party lose winnable races, I can't help thinking about how things can go wrong this year. These are the four factors that keep me up at night.

Sarah Palin and The GOP's Charli Baltimore Plan

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Michael Cooper

Watching Palin sit through the SNL skit, it amazed me how politics and Hip Hop have established some sort of weird intertextuality.

GOP Endgame: Vote Suppression

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

The current charges against ACORN are frivolous distractions from what is a massive and threatening GOP campaign to distort the popular vote in key battleground states.

Media Idiocy: Don't Blow VP Debate Or You Might Win

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Despite Bush's condescension, Reagan-Bush won in 1984, and despite being smacked-down, Bush-Quayle won in 1988. So...what exactly is the media's point?

Republicans Admit to Being Party of Corruption

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

In a stunning announcement, Republicans acknowledged today that they were in fact the party of political corruption.

Bill Clinton And The Difference Of Collective Responsibility

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

In the middle of this election cycle with a divided nation and escalation of rhetoric, the very fact that the Clinton Global Initiative exists at all made me proud once again to be a Democrat.

Deja Vu All Over Again for Biden

Ferentz LaFargue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ferentz LaFargue

Through her GOP affiliation Palin like Thomas has been rendered untouchable, and also like in Thomas' case, the person at the forefront of the opposition's strategy is Joe Biden.