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Politics as Usual

Clinton Repeats '08 Mistake

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There is a growing concern in Democratic circles, which I share, about whether the Hillary Clinton who could run in 2016 is repeating the mistake she made in 2008, when she ran as the inevitable and invincible candidate of a political establishment held in widespread public disrepute.

Obama's 'Bulworth Moment'

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

President Obama reportedly told close aides that he wants to "Go Bulworth." The implication: tell people like it is rather than engage in more focus group-tested politics. Here's what I hope the president would say, especially in light of recent 'scandals.'

Reflections on Elections

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

We feel stymied, frustrated that there's no truly effective way to have our say in the political decision-making process that affects all our lives. And we're wrong.

Make Congress Work! A "No Labels" Action Plan

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

Even in this winter of our political discontent and disunity, Americans are passionately united behind a simple idea: We're fed up with politics. An...

Politics As Usual, Exponential Factor Four

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Politics as usual is as reassuring as a warm, Vaseline-lined bathrobe. Its comforting that no matter the crisis, our politicians will find time to grandstand even if it cancels out the possibility of actual progress.

Obama's First Fault as President

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

Most Americans are prepared for the departure of analog TV. Those lost in transition would start screaming on 2/18, and within 24 hours, 90% of them would be assisted by someone.

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?

What Hillary Didn't Say

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

But, at the end of the evening, I was left wanting something. The impossible something. I want that bell unrung and, if I could have written part of Hillary's speech, here's what she'd have said to us...