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110th Congress

Repeal, Redemption, and Ripple Effects

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Any talk of redeeming acts in public life tends to focus on individuals. Character and career are the arcs of this familiar story line, punched up by ...

Whiteous Indignation

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Be they the Sergeant Crowleys of America, the Aetnas or the Cignas, inequities will continue until The People make them end.

Obama Should Spill a Little Red Ink to Turn a Few More Red States Blue

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The enduring theme of Obama's campaign has been fundamental change. But, with victory in sight, the question becomes: how much change can he deliver without a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate? Read More The Battle Over CA Prop 5: Special Interests Overwhelming the Public Interest Prop 5 follows a successful model, will lessen prison over-crowding, will save a cash-strapped state billions, will reform a "counterproductive and ill-conceived" parole system, and will shift criminal justice dollars from incarceration to treatment -- an effective approach favored by a majority of the public. Yet our leaders are opposing it, without offering any alternatives. Why? Read More Watch: Arianna Spars with Ben Stein and Michael Medved on Larry King Live over "Spreading The Wealth" Attacks and Khalidi Smears

Friday Talking Points [50] -- Can I Call You Joe?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I refuse to get too wrapped up in the question of who "won" the debate. In general, unless one candidate obviously self-destructs, this question is answered subjectively and personally. That's not to say I didn't think Biden did better. I did.

By 2011...Funny If It Wasn't So Sad

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

The 110th Congress didn't bring the troops home. John McCain isn't interested in bringing the troops home. Barack Obama wants to redeploy the troops t...

First Democratic-Led Congress In 12 Years Ends Year On A Down Note

Washington Post | Jonathan Weisman and Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first Democratic-led Congress in a dozen years limped out of Washington last night with a lengthy list of accomplishments, from the first increase...