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The GOP "Comeback" is Really a Throwback

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

American voters will reward the party that optimistically puts forth a concrete plan to return prosperity. And while the jury on the new administration is still out, the case against the GOP has long been closed.

New Jersey's Next Governor Is Unknowable

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

The miraculous resurrection of Governor Jon Corzine in the crucial month of October has had a lot of people thinking the Democrat is running away with the thing. Not so.

How Not To Be A Horse's A#$%!: 3 Tips For When You Blow A Public Fuse

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

It's been a month now since American pop culture witnessed three consecutive bursts of public anger. Serena Williams, wielding her racquet as a weapon at the U.S. Open, kick-started a week in which Kanye West stole the microphone from young, doll-faced Taylor Swift at the MTV Awards, and ended with Congressman Joe Wilson shouting down the President of the United States like a British heckler.

All Aboard! The Right's Fox News Gravy Train Rolls On

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Perhaps it's the rallies or the fundraising or the demonstrably false attacks that have kept Obama from appearing on Fox. Regardless, the right's gravy train rolls on undeterred, facts be damned.

George H.W. Bush On Joe Wilson: 'How Low Have We Gotten Here?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former president George H. W. Bush had some harsh words for Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) in a Parade interview. Via Political Wire, Bush on the lawmaker's...

Deriliction of Representation. Unreal Video.

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

I thought it would be interesting to see how much some of the most virulent opponents of health care reform knew about the people they are supposed to be representing. I came up with two simple questions.

Joe Wilson's Wife Diagnosed With Swine Flu | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson's wife Roxanne has been diagnosed with swine flu, the congressman's office confirmed to CNN on Thursday. The South Carolina Republica...

The "Post-Racial" Mainstream Media and the New American Racism

Jared Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jared Gardner

Mainstream media sits off at the sideline, discussing the birther movement with its back-to-Africa chants as if there are legitimate concerns here that have nothing to do with racism.

We're Being Bad: Are Mom And Dad To Blame?

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Shaffer

When it comes to assigning blame for our collective decline in courtesy, integrity, and good judgement, two popular culprits are the mommies and daddies of America.

22 Republicans, 20 Democrats Used Lobbying Firm's Statements In House Health Care Speeches

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world's la...

Surviving the Media Circus, Without Becoming the Clown

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Levinson

Communication -- the ability to connect and manipulate -- is perhaps the most interesting part of politics we can observe, and the most frightening.

Jason Linkins

Joe Wilson's Lucrative "You Lie!" -- Yelling At President Pays Off | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Were you one of those people who hoped that the spectacle of watching the sitting president heckled would be a one-time thing? Think again, because this kind of misbehavior has proven to be quite lucrative.

When Searching for Extremists, Don't Forget South Carolina

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

While overbroad and inaccurate analysis of the extremist risk is often faulty and bigoted, it can sometimes be equally humorous.

The Year of the Apology: The Worst and Best of 2009

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Maslansky

We tested 15 of the most public apologies of the year to see what makes for a good apology and a bad apology and what we can learn from our A-list of apologists.

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Movie Premieres With Congressional GOP In Attendance (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party activists got to play the part of the glitterati Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, DC, where FreedomWorks debuted...

Joe Wilson Blames Obama For H1N1 Vaccine Shortage After Voting Against Its Funding

Talking Points Memo | Evan McMorris-Santoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) says President Obama has endangered American lives by not doing more to alleviate the nation's short supply of H1N1 vaccine. In...

What Olympia Snowe's Support Could Mean

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

By supporting a moderate bill in committee, Snowe has made the GOP, or at least part of it, relevant again; succeeding where Michael Steele, John Boehner, Joe Wilson, Rush Limbaugh and others have failed.

Let's Shout 'You Lie!' to the Liars (Metaphorically, Of Course)

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

We're in a no-kidding crucial situation. Unless someone will stand up and (metaphorically) shout "you lie!" to those who are lying, we may find one day that there is no one left to speak for us.

Sam Stein

DCCC Goes After Joe Wilson, Other GOP Reps For Siding With Wall Street (AUDIO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a new round of radio ads tying the GOP to big banks and targeting House Republicans for v...

Rep. Joe Wilson 'Totally Stoked' for Obama's State of the Union Address

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

While Rep. Wilson was cagey about how he was preparing for the speech, he said, "My constituents expect a certain kind of performance from me and I don't want to disappoint them."

Civil Discourse And The Intentional Conversation

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hoyt Hilsman

What is an Intentional Conversation? Stated simply: It is a structured conversation with no purpose other than the conversation itself.

My Brother Loves Glenn Beck, But I Still Love My Brother

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suz Redfearn

My brother rolled into D.C. from Boston on a chartered bus, arriving in the dark outside a Marriott. I scanned the pack of fairly nondescript folks ...

Alan Grayson's Candor and Honesty Irks GOP Obstructionists... Again

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Grayson came to Congress promising to be a tribune for working Florida families. What drives Republicans mad is that he has been exactly that.

Healthcare and 12 Million Elephants in the Room: Undocumented Immigrants

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

If we truly want to address the issue of high health care costs and lack of access, we must address the impact that illegal immigration has on the system.

Politics, in Ebony and Ivory

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Palmer

It's a commonplace that Social Security is the third rail of politics. For the first black president, however, it's clearly race.