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Fathers and Sons (and a Mother, Too)

Carl Pope | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

The American people are likely to learn less about Mitt Romney the person than they would like -- because a significant part of Romney's personal history is not something he wants either conservative Republicans or the rest of the electorate focused on.

The Romney-Ryan Ticket and Why Europe Should Care

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Europe should be alarmed at the thought of a Romney-Ryan future where the failed policies of the past are being promoted with a zealous disregard of history

Paul Ryan's Debt Talk Contradicts His Entire Career

Ari Melber | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Ari Melber

Ryan's rebranding can only succeed if we all focus on his proposals. Not what he actually did. A look at the record shows this race is not about deficit-hawks, it's about deficit-chutzpah.

With Hands-Off Economic Philosophy, No Mitt, No Glove, No Experience Required

Louis Putterman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Louis Putterman

Just as it would be silly for us to hold Romney responsible for creating jobs during his years as a venture capitalist, it would be equally silly to imagine that his business experience will help him to bring millions of new jobs into being if we were to put him at the helm of our government.

The Daily Szep -- The Pinocchios

Paul Szep | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowing in the Wind

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

There's an old joke about a hurricane approaching a town. As the flood starts to rise, the police chief drives by a man's house and tells him to get in the car and evacuate. "No," the man says, "God is good, I have faith, God will take care of me. I'll stay here."

Astrology: The Romney-Ryan Ticket - Winners or Losers?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

In serious astrology, we interpret the relative position of the planets in the sky to the astrological charts of Obama and Romney, in order to forecast their behavior and who will win this presidential election.

Be Careful What You Vote For! Be Very Careful

Sherman Yellen | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

I find that this is the scariest, most dangerous election that America has faced in my lifetime, and I've been around long enough to experience quite a few frightening ones.

Why Abortion Is Taking a Front Seat in American Politics

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Jill Shaw Ruddock

Men have had their cake and eaten it too for thousands of years. Western women have had just 60 years of the pendulum swinging in their direction of equal rights and the right to decide when and if they want to have children.

The Republican National Convention: Where Social Darwinism Meets Theocracy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As it stands, we get the Social Darwinism without the libertarianism, and the religious strictures on individual behavior without the compassion for the poor and the valuing of peace. In other words, we get the worst of both ideologies.

Ryan Voted to 'Send People to War'... But Did Not Volunteer Himself

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If taking our eyes off the ball in Afghanistan to fight the Iraq War was of such overriding national importance, that we would spend a $1 trillion and have more than 4000 Americans killed and more than 30,000 seriously injured, then why did Ryan not leave his job and volunteer to fight it?

Finding Private Ryan: Pushing Back the Republican Tide

David Coates | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
David Coates

Independents need to be reminded of who is blocking sane policies for economic reconstruction and social justice in contemporary America. It certainly isn't the Democratic Party, and next week we need very loudly to say so.

Romney and Ryan: Marching Into the 18th Century

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We either move boldly into the future or march backwards toward the 18th century. If you are a senior, a woman, a member of the LGBT community, middle-class, Latino or belonging to another minority group, there is now a clearer reason to reject the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

Howard Fineman

Republicans Reap What They Sow On Abortion | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1984, activists with a new, obscure "personhood" movement went to the Republican convention in Dallas with bags of tiny pink plastic ...

Romney, Ryan and the Devil's Budget: Will America Keep Its Soul?

George Lakoff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

The Romney-Ryan Budget is a Devil's budget. It guts The Public, America's soul -- The American Way of Life.

Mark Blumenthal

Poll Sees No 'Game Change' After Paul Ryan Pick | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the first of the nominating conventions less than a week away, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll adds more evidence that...

Your Wallet or Your Womb

Lisa Wexler | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

We can no longer pretend that Mitt Romney will focus on money and nothing else. As an occasional Republican myself, I wish that were true. It's not. Romney's appointment of Ryan as his running mate confirms the anti-choice agenda in big, bold, bright red colors.

Mark Blumenthal

Paul Ryan Makes A Difference In One State | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as Mitt Romney's running mate were going to move the poll numbers anywhere, Ryan's home stat...

Romney-Ryan Engages Americans to Face Looming Fiscal Doom

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Even if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lose this year's battle to Barack Obama, they will win the war on the challenge of our generation.

Joshua Hersh

Paul Ryan Sponsored Trade Deal That Hamstrings U.S. | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A spate of anti-democratic actions in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain have turned an unflattering spotlight on a six-year-old U.S. fr...

5 Reasons Why the Ryan-Romney Economic Plan Would Be A Disaster for America

Robert Reich | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Mitt Romney hasn't provided details so we should be grateful he's selected as vice president a man with a detailed plan Romney says is "marvelous," "bold and exciting," "excellent," "much needed," and "consistent with" what he's put out. So let's look at the five basic features of this "marvelous" Ryan plan.

Sam Stein

David Axelrod: Todd Akin's Comments Are 'Inconvenient' For Romney-Ryan, 'Not Inconsistent' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is, not surprisingly, unwilling to accept Mitt Romney's condemnation of Rep. Todd Akin's controversial remarks and mo...

Paul Ryan? I Know This Guy!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Mitt picks. Rick reacts....

Laura Bassett

Romney Distances Self From GOP Candidate's Outrageous Comments | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

In response to Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) inflammatory comment on Sunday that "legitimate rape" victims rarely get pregnant and therefore do not need ab...