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Relaxed-Fit Pants Guy Doesn't Cut Obama Any Slack(s)

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Even though President Obama has been too deferential to America's big-money men, many liberals hesitate to criticize him. But not the Relaxed-Fit Pants Guy!

How Democrats Might Actually Build a Permanent Majority

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Today's Democratic Party is uniquely positioned to control government for a generation, and for it to happen, a number of events will have to occur. The critical first steps, however, are already happening.

Brooks Brothers

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I hope the White House doesn't go down the path of saying we aren't trying to make ideological or transformational change. This country is ready for a broad progressive argument.

Momentum at Slow-Boil

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

In a recent piece in The Daily Beast, Michael Lind offers a solid blueprint for a liberal nightmare...

Alan Wolfe on Terrorism and Globalization

Julian Brookes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Brookes

An open world is the best remedy against terrorism. Bush talked a lot about the universal idea of human freedom. I think he was right in that language, but his policies encouraged the opposite.

Conservatives, Liberals, and Freedom

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Reading the Huffington Post or watching Fox News, one could conclude that liberals versus conservatives is the pivotal political division of our times. One could not be more wrong.

LA Times: Liberals Not Pleased With Go-Slow Obama

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington -- Slowly over the last few weeks, some of Barack Obama's most fervent supporters have come to an unhappy realization: The c...

How to Knock Off a Justice or Two

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Nobody leaves -- these incredibly, horrifyingly old people hang on well past reasonable retirement age. In some sense the mission of the court has been merely to preserve itself, its look, feel and balance.

Third Screen: An Interview with Alexandra Pelosi

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

Alexandra Pelosi spoke about Americans she has met on the far right who are devastated by the loss of John McCain, feel a dream has been lost, and why all of this matters to liberals.

Liberal Parents, Liberal Children

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

When it comes to politics, today's college freshmen resemble their baby boomer parents of 40 years ago in all ways except two. One way makes perfect sense; the other is a puzzle.

Note to a Poop Stirrer

Matthew Modine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Modine

Perhaps Ms. Coulter is just a poop stirrer. Her outbursts and loud declarations are just a way of attracting attention, like a child throwing a temper tantrum.

Coulter, You Go BITCH!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvonne R. Davis

She wants you to wish bad things happen to her. What she means to do is what she always says, "stir the pot." And she is getting what she wants -- book sales!

Guilty: A Sample Chapter From Ann Coulter's Newest Soon-To-Be Bestseller*

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

I was able to access an excerpt from Ann Coulter's soon to be released, Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault On America Enjoy... Chapter 14 ...

The Perfect Test That the Chicago Tribune Failed

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Over his long business career, Sam Zell has undoubtedly many times smirked at those who have reported failures whilst claiming, "It was not my fault." Now, Zell may well be smirking into the mirror.

Four Holiday Gift Ideas for Progressives

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Sirota

If you're a procrastinator like me, then you're frantically scurrying at the last minute to pick up holiday gifts for friends and family. So let me suggest four great gifts for any progressives you know.

Interview with Steve Hildebrand; Steve, Did you tell Progressives to Shut Up?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Interview done on the Rob Kall Radio Show, live, on WNJC 1360 AM, December 10. 2008 To hear the interview, click this link (good until Jan 10): Con...

Dead White Men: An Important Swing Constituency

Chris Marcil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Marcil

So I saw in my hometown paper, the Los Angeles Times--which I read every day because you never know which issue will be the Souvenir Final one--that ...

Don't Blame Obama For Disappointing Liberals

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If liberal Democrats and especially those further to the left are grumbling louder and louder about Obama they have no one but themselves to blame.

Should Progressives Be Upset with Obama?

David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Corn

With these hawkish, Rubin-esque, middle-of-the-road picks, has Obama abandoned the folks who brought him to the dance?

Time For the New Whine

Philip Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Slater

Armchair leftists seem to have a hard time distinguishing between talking and doing. They admire the political talkers but disdain the political doers of America, who are never progressive enough.

A Coup in Canada?

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It's an exciting time the United States, but there are even bigger things happening to the north. No, it's not picking a national security team. Canada is on the verge of a coup.

Obama's Armageddon Evidenced by Increased Gun Sales?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Ryan's theory was that all the Midwest conservatives were concerned about Obama tightening gun legislation and were therefore out buying weapons en masse.

The Center Left Nation

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

On both values and issues, moderates line up with liberals to form a strong majority that isolates conservatives. Conservatives have had their day. This is a center-left, not a center-right nation.

Hope Hurts

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weinberger

The hope Obama offers is that we can get past the knee-jerk positions that are used to test the loyalty of the faithful.

No Counting Chickens Yet

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Odile Weissenborn

I met up recently with Ed Fancher, who published the Village Voice for 20. The Voice was very progressive during his tenure, so I assumed Fancher was another typical New Yorker for Obama. Think again.