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The Biggest Missed Opportunity

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

Instead of "going for broke" and trying to hit a home run to win the game, their strategists are insisting on extreme caution.

Sarah Palin To Replace Patti Lupone in Gypsy?

Avery Corman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avery Corman

A member of the producing team for the revival of Gypsy confirmed internal discussions for the replacement of Patti Lupone and Sarah Palin is a leading choice.

Lessons for Obama

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

This is how we do it, said the Political Masters to the Eager Student. Watch and learn. Stub Up, Young Candidate. Look at how stubborn we are. You...

Why Hillary's Folks Won't Quit

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It's not just Hillary and Bill's ego, bruised feelings, and over inflated political self importance, to appease her supporters that move Clinton to agree to keep her name in play -- it's fear of losing this election.

Democrats Can Show Some Moral Decency by Not Kicking Edwards Under the Bus

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Edward's much needed and almost never heard populist message didn't mark him as a threat. The bare possibility that many Americans actually got his message about poverty and neglect made him a threat.

Paris Hilton Notwithstanding, Paparazzi Candidates Do Turn off Voters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A whole lot of Americans are getting weary of seeing and hearing about Obama -- nearly half of independents said they saw too much of him.

Clinton's Not a Racist, but There's a Reason Many Blacks Think He Is

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As Bill stepped up his Hillary barnstorm, it marked him as a racial enemy who threatened to dash many blacks' dream of getting not an honorary, but a genuine African-American in the White House.

Connerly's Anti Affirmative Action Measure Could be a Win-Win for McCain

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

McCain is betting that pummeling affirmative action will do far more good than bad for his campaign. It's a smart bet.

The New Yorker Got it Right

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The great danger is that the lies and maliciousness the Obama slander sites busily fan could or has had some resonance with some voters, especially the much fought-over independents.

Question for NARAL Pro Choice America: Please Explain Your Tortured Defense of Obama's Flop on Abortion Rights

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

You have done an unconscionable political somersault to rationalize his back flip on abortion rights. Why is it so difficult for NARAL to publicly express disappointment with Obama?

The Wesley Clark "Scandal:" Democrats Get Sucked Into the Same Old Republican Trap

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the past couple of weeks Obama has reversed course on a number of issues in a centrist ploy to out-McCain McCain. Be careful, Barack, that and a few more episodes in the wuss-suitand you'll be waking up empty-handed November 5th.

Nader Talks Black

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Nader asked rhetorically "Is it because he wants to talk white" as to why Obama supposedly doesn't take hard stances on issues, but he didn't say how he thinks he should talk to avoid sounding white.

Squealing on the Left At Obama's Back Flips

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Some are disappointed with him because they had an inflated, starry-eyed hope that he was the man who would magically undue Bush's wreckage. This expectation was unfair to Obama.

By Any Means Necessary

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

Barack Obama has gone back on his word, Barack Obama is a hypocrite ... I couldn't be happier. Truth is, if what's necessary to win in November is some outright cheating, I'd be all for that, too.

The Greatest Unknown Scandal of Our Time

Allan Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Lichtman

The 2000 presidential election was not decided by hanging chads, recounts, a flawed felon list, or intervention by the Supreme Court. It was decided b...

Executive Privilege: Let Congress's Contempt Suit Proceed

Emily Berman and Aziz Huq | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman and Aziz Huq

The executive is assigned the tools to respond to danger -- which also makes it the branch that poses the greatest risk to our own liberties and the branch in greatest need of oversight.

The Answer: Wisdom in Washington

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen H. Dinan

The challenges on our nation's agenda are simply too large for the principles of change and wisdom to exclude the other and are why Obama and Clinton need to combine as a single ticket.