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Obama After Massachusetts

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The defeat in Massachusetts forces the White House to confront the political problems they face, some of which were obscured in 2009 by the extremist sideshow known as the Republican Party.

Left Out in Europe

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Kuttner

The European left got clobbered in the recent elections for the European parliament. The vicious cycle continues -- the left offers little to voters, and the right keeps being elected.

Center-Right Hype vs. Center-Left Data

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

As the country went to the polls this past fall, the meme that America is a "center-right" country surged. I have some data to add to that debate, and it drives a final stake into the center-right talking-point.

Study: "Center-Right Nation" Narrative Spiked Immediately After Election Day

OurFuture.org | David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I wrote my first column about the "center-right nation" and subsequently launched the "Center-Right Nation Watch" series on this blog I predicted...

He's the President, Stupid

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Obama's peace train is on tracks that have led to the same place since Eisenhower first told America to beware the military-industrial complex.

Obama's New Realignment

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The Obama machine does not require the services of the Democratic Party to fundraise or organize. It has become its own gatekeeper, providing itself with more leeway as to how it governs.

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...