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Obama Can Rise Again

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Voters who disapprove of Congress should "throw out the bums" who create the conditions that voters despise, and should defeat do-nothing and obstruct-everything Republicans in Washington.

Syria: What Would Neville Do?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

What has this story to do with the Syrian situation? Once you get beyond the observation that Obama and Chamberlain were both political leaders, the similarities become obscure. America is clearly the strongest nation in the world. Unpreparedness is not an issue here.

Hillary '16, Obama '14

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is time to pass the torch from the extremism, division and obstruction of Republicans to the leadership of opportunity and aspiration that was ignited with the election of Obama -- and would be culminated by the election of President Hillary Clinton.

GOP Wants More Seats: Seven Democrats Marked As Vulnerable

National Journal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Vowing to expand their majority, House Republicans have identified seven Democrats they consider top targets for the midterm elections, according to a...

Memo to Congress: Kick the Bad Habits in 2013

Susan Battley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Susan Battley

The intense polarization and gridlock that characterizes Congress is the result of attitudes and behaviors that have become ingrained habits since 2008.

The One Percent Deserving Our Thanks

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We should use this Memorial Day as an opportunity to remember the sacrifices that American soldiers of all social and political stripes have made in defense of our country.

End of Year Reflections

Ed Koch | Posted 02.27.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Let us hope that in 2012, our economy continues to rebound and that we are not dragged down by the economic crisis in Europe.

American Corporations Owe Nothing to American Workers, and That's a Big Part of the Problem.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

In last Wednesday's CNBC-sponsored "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican Presidential Debate, an intriguing question was posed that goes to the heart of the issue "to what extent should America be willing to rely on the private sector for our economic recovery?"

An Unconscionable Silence

Rick Sloan | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

Where are labor's allies? Where are Israel's friends? Where, exactly, are the supporters of civil rights, immigrant rights and women's rights? Each ...

It Is Time to Heal America's Civilian-Military Divide

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A recent survey shows 90% of military families believe that civilian communities do not understand their needs nor support the values and dignity that come with a military career. Short of returning to a draft, what is to be done?

Who Gives A Rat's Rear End That Progressives on The Hill Won?: Part 2 in a 3-part series

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Who Gives A Rat's Rear End that Progressive Lawmakers WON? : Why the Congressional Progressive Caucus Matters More than a Rat's Hindquarters Part II ...

Thank You, Class of 2008

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

When Barack Obama won the presidency and Democrats took firm holds of both Houses for the first time in a decade, my obsessive interest in politics be...

Analysts Expect 'Massive Gridlock And Little Cooperation' After Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political gridlock is supposed to be good for business. If bickering lawmakers can't agree on anything, the thinking goes, they can...

Yes, We Still Post 'Outliers"

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Editor's note for those new to Pollster: 'Outliers' is a feature we ordinarily try to post on a near daily basis. Our aim is to point to analysis else...

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

No one yet knows how many people have died because they breathed in the dust of 9/11. And that uncertainty is clouding the outcome of thousands of lawsuits against the city of New York City.

Don't Dis the Dems

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Here we go again, we Democrats, gleefully assaulting each other at every opportunity and undermining every effort by our own administration to get anything done.

The 2010 Elections: What's at Stake?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The most likely result of the November 2nd election is absolute gridlock. Political constipation on a scale not seen for decades. Extreme partisanship that makes it impossible to pass any significant legislation.

Fight for What You Believe In

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Take heed Democrats in the House and Senate -- the American people love those who stand up for what they believe in, back up their words with actions, and fight for what they want.

It's Time To Clear the Air at Ground Zero

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

What has truly been lacking since 2001 is candor and a commitment to the truth fed by science and justice, not histrionics. It's time for the dust to finally be cleared from the air and to see the truth for what it is.

How Empowering Immigrant Workers Benefits Us All

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Last week, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and three co-sponsors introduced the Protect Our Workers from Exploitation and Retaliation Act (POWER Act), ...

Bring the Power Back to the People

Danny Bakewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Bakewell

Rather than the FCC acting unilaterally, Congressional action on broadband is the only true way to bring the power back to the people.

We Won a Robust Public Option . . . on College Loans

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jeff Cohen

We won! When President Obama signs the health care reconciliation bill on Tuesday, we can crow about a robust public option. I'm not hallucinating. We should savor this victory. Unfortunately, it's not a health care victory.

On Women's Rights, Democrats Should Stand Up, Not Back Down

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

I was among the millions of American women shocked to learn that a majority of pro-choice Democrats in the House had voted to take away my reproductive rights.

Why the Rush on the Puerto Rico Statehood Bill? Something Doesn't Add Up

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

A new bill is designed to craft an artificial majority for statehood where none exists now. Every time the people of Puerto Rico have been consulted on this issue through a plebiscite they've said no to Statehood.

Obama's Newest Strategy Will Fail: Here's How to Turn the Tide Against the GOP

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

There are so many ways that Obama and the Democrats can do things and get things done and fight back. But that means taking a different path and new leadership.