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Seriously, Stop Saying Marco Rubio Is The Moderate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Five candidates will be onstage in Texas for Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. But only three of them still have a plausible path to the no...

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

A Moderate's Manifesto

Robert Strong | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Robert Strong

I know that I am a moderate because I can't stand to watch Fox News or MSNBC for more than a few minutes at a time. I can say "bipartisan" without gagging. I try not to let consistency get in the way of a good idea.

How Democrats Are Helping Chris Christie Become the Next George W. Bush

Jason Sattler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is trudging down the George W. Bush path to the presidency -- and no one seems to be noticing.

The Real Winner: American Exceptionalism Defeats Extremism

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again ...

Bachmann's Twin in Congress

Randi Reitan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Randi Reitan

Michele Bachmann, Queen of the Extreme, brings in the big bucks with her far right, religiously fundamentalist agenda. And Erik Paulsen votes with Bachmann 93% of the time.

Stuck in the Middle

Warren Adler | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Warren Adler

Call me dumb and dumber but I intend to stay right here in the middle. Believe me, it's the hardest spot to be in, especially during a presidential election. Worse, there is no candidate to vote for in the middle.

Can Cocktails Save Your Life?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Anneli Rufus

While too much is definitely too much, a surprising number of new studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption can actually benefit our health and help us live longer than drinking no alcohol at all.

Arab Spring Success Requires Islamists to Share

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The Arab Spring will produce a mix of individuals subscribing to old and new ideologies. But as long as they are committed to power sharing and the voluntary nonviolent transfer of power, the revolution and the sacrifices would have been worth it.

An Ideological Construct: Out of Control and Veering Lethal

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

"Moderate" is one of those words, like "terrorist," that can be used precisely and informatively or loosely and ideologically. The difference is that...

Tea Party Excess?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

The Media's Billion Dollar Ad for Evan Bayh

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Bayh masked his craven capitulation to corporate lobbyists with a veneer of bipartisanship and moderation. If he sold out to enough special interests, he could claim that he was on both sides.

Resolution Will Halt GOP Progress

Candace Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Straight

Let's hope, when the RNC considers this purity resolution this week, a majority of its members keep these fundamental GOP principles in mind and vote against this outrageous proposition.

Threaten To Destroy The Country -- Media Calls You a "Centrist"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Johnson

Currently there is a proposal being floated for a "debt commission" structured to force solutions to the national debt without the cumbersome processes of democracy getting in the way.

How Progressives Can Move Obama to the Left

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I'm positive that Obama thinks that he's doing his best to bring about as much change as he can within the limits of this system. But is he a true progressive or a corporatist sell out?

Scozzafava Tells Her Story: 'My Name's A Verb Now'

Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over Halloween weekend, Dede Scozzafava morphed from a rosy-cheeked Republican mom to a political figure of speech. "My name's a verb now," she said....

Obama and Bright Lines in the Sand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama again refused to give a strong defense of the public option himself. By doing so, he just dug the hole deeper. What exactly does Obama stand for in the health care debate?

Digging In To Obama's (And Republicans') Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama continues to ride a wave of public support as we approach the magic "100th day" of his presidency. Since I wrote about his 100 days (94 ...

Moderate Republicans Unhappy With Party's New Principles

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

The Republican Party is a ghost of its original self. It's no wonder reasonable, tolerant, progressive Republicans are jumping ship, while new recruits to the Party are diminishing.