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Rob McKay

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Truly a Bridge to Nowhere

(244) Comments | Posted September 5, 2008 | 2:17 PM

While there was much to react to last night in Minnesota, I have to comment on a particular line of attack employed by Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin. The utter contempt and disdain they showed for Senator Obama's history as a community organizer is something that we all must stand...

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Small Is the New Big in Progressive Politics

(9) Comments | Posted May 21, 2008 | 3:27 AM

This piece was co-authored by Ori Brafman

While the battle for the Democratic nomination has been raging in the national media, another quieter debate has been taking place in the grassroots: and its success or failure has strong national implications for growing voter engagement over time.

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It's Beginning to Look A Lot (More) Like Global Warming

(62) Comments | Posted December 18, 2006 | 1:24 PM

It is 60 degrees on December 18th in New York City. I'm hardly relieved I didn't have to bundle up my daughter and trudge with her through ice and now to go see "The Nutcracker" today. The temperature is terrifying. I want to crack some sense into the nuts who...

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Tax Fraud Is Not a Crime (If You're Rich)

(39) Comments | Posted July 27, 2006 | 10:41 AM

It's a great time to be rich in America. But if you're the kind of person whose idea of a good time involves a certain level of risk--high stakes gambling, sky diving or tax fraud, for instance--the Bush Administration just took away one of your thrills.

Within the next...

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Death and Taxes

(10) Comments | Posted May 19, 2006 | 12:03 PM

Let's do the numbers.

Bush just gave away $70 billion in tax break extensions to the super-rich. Rumsfeld just asked Congress to approve an additional nearly $70 billion defense appropriation to pay for the war, long gone wrong, in Iraq.

Since 2001, Bush's war on taxes (that is, his offensive...

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Nancy Pelosi: Quarterbacking with a Mandate

(13) Comments | Posted November 16, 2005 | 3:35 PM

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi didn’t miss a beat. Yesterday—exactly a week after Democrats’ remarkable series of upset victories on Election Day—Pelosi ran the political football further down the field by unveiling her Party’s “Innovation Agenda.”

Framed as a “commitment to competitiveness to keep America number one,” Pelosi’s agenda...

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Let's Make Sure President Bush Doesn't Survive Katrina

(30) Comments | Posted September 12, 2005 | 5:08 PM

We've all loved New Orleans, and the Big Easy has loved us right back. We've partied there, gambled perhaps, gorged on the delicacies and had a good time to the point of embarrassing ourselves. Losing yourself in the revelry was par for the course in this uniquely American city, a...

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The Enemy of Our Enemy is Our Friend: Why Democrats Should Go Along with Gonzales on the Supreme Court

(11) Comments | Posted July 9, 2005 | 4:17 PM

In a matter of weeks, Bush is likely to nominate Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The appointment of this staunchly conservative jurist, who’s also a self-proclaimed evangelical Christian, could be the best news the Democrats have heard since November 1st. In...

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Revenge of the Hyper-Rich

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2005 | 5:37 PM

The cover of this past Sunday’s New York Times confirmed what we already know: The richest Americans are getting extravagantly richer and the poor are crawling far behind, choking on the exhaust of our luxury cars.

It’s also obvious that Bush’s tax policies are widening the gap between...

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