To lose now would be a huge setback for Obama's entire presidency, because it will signal to everyone that the kind of change he promised in his campaign has not come to Washington.
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Voters are not like policy wonks. Only when they get really riled up do they send their message -- loud and clear -- to public officials. Hence the growing public debate over reform.
With all of this hateful and violent rhetoric going on, I haven't seen one Republican leader asking for people to cool their rhetoric, or heard them condemn any of these tactics.
It seems that grassroots lobbying is getting a bad rap these days, but that shouldn't discourage animal advocates from being in touch with their members of Congress.
Liberals have devised ways to help the economically impoverished. Now we have to figure out what to do about the discursively impoverished.
The Republican playbook on disinformation, obstruction and disruption hasn't been working. In fact, the newest state by state polling data from Gallup, shows it's been backfiring.
This is nothing new. It started in my family. Like when my father told me he wanted to go to the fights "to see the Nigger get beat." And then my moth...
Roger Ailes, chairman of the new combined network known as SciFox, said that it would roll out a slate of new shows in the fall, including Bill O'Reilly's "Galactica Factor."
It's time to broaden our network of town hall meetings to turn national economic security problems into global sustainable solutions.
The financial crisis provides a good opportunity for Obama to reverse the bone headed decision to not have these debates. It would also allow him to insist on more debates between Palin and Biden.
With 155,000 U.S. troops in Iraq facing mortal danger daily and dealing with the toll of repeated tours, you'd think that the war might warrant at least one question at John McCain's Town Hall.
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