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Open Letter to Rand Paul: 'I Am a Writer'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Your attempt to parse the copyright laws to assert that speeches are in a different category than written pieces is just nonsense. Your defensive denials of wrong-doing are fooling no one.

This Shutdown Is About Extortion, Not Stalemates

Brian Normoyle | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The evidence suggests the GOP intentionally put these workers out of a job by using a historically routine budget resolution to undo the outcome of three lost elections.

Women's Equality Day: What the Heck Do I Tell My Daughter?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 10.26.2011 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Today is Women's Equality Day. At the center of my mind today is: What the heck do I tell my daughter? How do I tell my daughter about the fact that despite many gains made for women's (and mothers') equality, women still don't earn equal pay for equal work?

A Very Real Threat

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

This week, Moodys placed our country's AAA bond rating under review. We are now no longer weeks away from default, we are days.

The One Thing We Can't Learn From Other People's Mistakes

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Yashar Ali

I love the mistakes I've made in my life. What I love most are my biggest mistakes. But I am always mystified as to why we seem unable to learn from o...

The Dark Side of the Political Personality Redux: Weiner, Schwarzenegger, and Edwards

Joel Weinberger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

Both Schwarzenegger and Weiner are attracted to risk or they would not have chosen the professions they did. Nor would they have engaged in the behaviors that are the subject of this column.

36 Days Until March for Justice: Being Unreasonable for Justice and Overcoming Hurdles of Disbelief

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

I woke up this morning after a great night of sleep and I was so excited to see that a light snow is falling here in Potomac, Maryland, where my famil...

35 Days Until March for Justice: Urgency in Being Unreasonable for Justice

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

35 Days Until March for Justice: Urgency in Being Unreasonable for Justice Daily Blog on the Birth of the Justice Movement By Dr. Paul Zeitz Tuesd...

Out of the Rain, Into the Cathedral

Stephanie A. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie A. Jones

It was a wet cold November 22, 2009, with crystalizing winds spittling freezing breezes across the Hudson, numbing the hundreds of people gathered on ...

Video Disputes Billionaire Koch's Claim that he is not involved in Tea Party

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

2010-10-13-koch.jpgWatch AFP affiliates report to David Koch on their success on organizing one of the "largest tea parties in the country".

Snapshot of a Gitmo Terrorist

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By: Renee Schomp, Program Associate, Law and Security Program. When one thinks about the terror suspects at Guantanamo, one imagines hardened crimina...

Gaffemaster Steele's Greatest Gaffe (So Far)

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

William Kristol has finally said what we've all been thinking but were either too indulgent or PC to say: Michael Steele must go.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Historic Speech on Corporate Influence in Government (VIDEO)

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Whitehouse proposes the attorney general step in and clean house of all regulatory agencies to insure the integrity of the personnel to make sure they are not taken over by corporate interests.

Minor Infractions: Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Immigrants With Low-Level Possession Offenses

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

One week from today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder which can potentially impact countless legal immigrants and asylum seekers.

Inside the J Street Conference

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

The events harnessed an energy similar to Obama's presidential run last year. Like that campaign, J Street came as a breath of fresh air for many who felt they were part of a silenced majority.

I Stand with Van Jones

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Sadly, the Obama administration appears to be wavering in its support of Jones. This is not acceptable.

Save AstroTurf for Football Season: Water Grassroots on Health Care, Not Clunkers

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

If Obama wants his legacy to include health care as a right, his moment is now. He can either buckle down and focus on nothing else until it's done, or get derailed by the political play of the week.

AP: After Palin, Ayotte Resigns to Explore NH Senate; Sotomayor Is the Bar: Welcome to the 24/7 Election Cycle of the Woman

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

We live in the era of the seamless 24/7 campaign. You snooze, you lose. Could just be the change that allows a new slate of candidates, including women, to emerge in both parties.

If Ayotte Runs in NH, It's a Sign Democrats Have Electoral Problems Holding Senate/House Seats in 2010

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

New Hampshire tends to be about two years ahead of the national electoral party trend and 2010 could prove to tip the balance of power for New Hampshire Democrats.

Throw Out Atwater, Rove Playbook: GOP Can Only Re-Brand with New Voices

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

The ad asking whether it is 1996 or 2009 is a question Republicans should be asking themselves before they position leaders or say things that will only alienate the very voters they are losing.

Four Course Insanity

Anthony Citrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Citrano

At the Milken Institute Global Conference mayor Willie Brown, Congressman Harold Ford, entertainer Rush Limbaugh, and former RNC chair Ed Gillespie all graded Obama's first 100 days.

Sara Feigenholtz Fights for Emanuel's Seat

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcia G. Yerman

Using the Obama model of building a strong grassroots base, Feigenholtz has tapped into the social media playbook with a profile on Facebook and updates on Twitter.

Beware Speaker Pelosi: Boehner Knows How to Play Offense

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pays attention, all she needs to hear has already been laid out before her. The Republican leadership resents her.

Ken Blackwell, If Barack Obama is a Magic Negro, Then What Type of Negro Do They Think You Are?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

As an African American Republican, one of the irritations I have is with other Black Republicans who are apologists for racist actions and statements made by white Republican leaders.

Vilsack Best Possible Secretary of Agriculture

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Gov. Vilsack has integrity through and through. He is impeccable with his word, and is open about his thoughts. He also has an incredibly unusual quality for a politician (if he even is one): he listens.