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Hillary Clinton Has Always Played by the Rules

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary Clinton has been a focus of the media for nearly five decades since that first speech in 1969. She has spoken out about her successes and failures; her life's goals and her vision for a better future for all to crowds large and small from Beijing to Appalachia.

Friday Talking Points -- Bullygate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news at the end of this week was New Jersey's Chris Christie trying to navigate a bridge over some very troubled waters. Is Christie now no longer a viable candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination?

'America's Moral Core Is Being Gutted!'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert returned from hiatus on Monday, and addressed what everyone's been talking about: David Brooks' hilariously misguided New York Times c...

Carl Sagan Also Smoked Pot Decades Ago. Here's What He Had To Say About It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

With all the buzz about David Brooks of the New York Times and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post reflecting on their marijuana use decades ago -- and...

Glenn Greenwald Tears Into WaPo Columnist

Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Glenn Greenwald went head-to-head with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus on Thursday during a debate about whether Edward Snowden should be granted cl...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

The Significance of John Boehner's Tears

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Over the past week, people have been debating John Boehner's emotions, not his motions. The expected next Speaker of the House has become known for his crying.

Obama's Deficit Frankenstein

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Deficit Commission issued its report, and the president has a problem. Like Frankenstein, he built a creature from discarded parts and it took on a life of its own. And like its fictional counterpart, it's threatening to destroy its creator.

Reaction to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is Another "Teaching Moment"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Are we incapable of recognizing the simple fact that it is much better for America to have a president who is admired and respected in the world than one who is despised and feared?

The Myth of Fox News' Ratings Spike

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The breathless claim that Fox News' ratings recently spiked thanks to the White House's public critique is bogus hype.

Fox News Is the Story

Eric E. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric E. Burns

The White House has exposed Fox News for what it is: not a news organization, but a partisan political entity that is waging a war against the Obama administration and its progressive agenda.

Marcus, Marshall and Three-Fer Luckovich Win Opinion Awards from The Week

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tomorrow night, The Week magazine, in association with the Aspen Institute, will host its fifth annual Opinion Awards in D.C. for an assemblage of typ...

Jason Linkins

Pundit Slapfight: Marcus And Krugman Get Into Social Security Spat

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, hooray! Real American Hero Ruth Marcus totally nails Paul Krugman on flip-flopping on Social Security! I guess we shouldn't let our unbridled ...