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DeMint Leaving Congress To Head Heritage Foundation

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) is leaving Congress to take over as president of the Heritage Foundation, the Wall Street Journal reports. DeMin...

The Republican "Bubble" Is Yet to Be Popped

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Before the liberals write the GOP's obituary it would be wise to acknowledge the role other "bubbles" play in inventing new and ingenious ways to get people to vote against their own self-interests. Rather than one all-encompassing "bubble" that hermetically seals the Republicans inside their media universe, there's no shortage of other equally important bubbles that serve corporate power. These bubbles often overlap in influence and personnel and still possess the awe-inspiring ability to persuade public opinion on the problems of greatest magnitude facing the United States today. Although it was amusing on election night to see Karl Rove on Fox News refuse to accept the reality of President Obama's Ohio victory, we shouldn't be too quick to draw totalizing conclusions from the Democratic victories.

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: Nonprofit Employee Attacked By Fix The Debt Panelist | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation, Edmund F. Haislmaier, attacked a nonprofit employee Tuesday morning in a hotel where ...

Reality Bites: Lessons Learned From Nov. 6

Karen Teegarden | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Karen Teegarden

Negotiating does not mean caving into the Republicans' demand that you meet more than halfway. This election gave the Democrats a mandate to demand that the Republicans meet you more than halfway. We elected you to fight for us and expect nothing less.

Election Over: Time for Progressive Dems to Face the Truth

Jeff Faux | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Faux

Whatever the demographic changes, if the Democratic Party produces another four years like the last four, it can kiss goodbye to the next election and probably several after that.

Exit Noise, Enter . . . ?

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

I assure you that this president will go on to become one of our greatest. After denial has fled our shared amnesia, history will once again see that it was this tall, thin young man who stood between us and disaster and had the courage to do what was necessary.

Gary MacDougal in the NY Times Last Week -- Patent Medicine in the 21st Century

Peter Edelman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Media
Peter Edelman

Gary MacDougal popped up on the op-ed page of the NYT last week with the line that we spend a trillion dollars on the poor and get nothing for it. In the past I haven't gone out of my way to reply to the argument, but I think regular people need to see an answer.

Name That Representative! Republican Study Committee Meets With ALEC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Gabe Elsner

If we can identify which members of Congress attended certain meetings, we can ask them about their interest in cutting wasteful fossil fuel subsidies first, given they are far larger than the cost of policies that support the growth of new clean energy sources.

Catherine New

Mitt Romney Used His Private Foundation To Bolster Conservative Cred | Catherine New | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's record of charitable giving reflects more than generosity. For a Republican presidential nominee who has struggled to be seen as right-w...

Romney's Video Remarks Have Deep GOP Roots

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s decision to reaffirm rather than renounce his controversial taped comments about dependency underscores the extent to which Republican...

ALEC Teaming Up With Republican Caucus

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

After generating months of controversy for its championing of right-wing policies in state houses, the American Legislative Exchange Council is turnin...

Tax Cut, Cold Cuts

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

So, how does the scheduled expiration of Republican tax cuts now become an Obama tax increase?

Healthcare: Fear vs. Facts

Scott Blakeman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

The battle over the Affordable Care Act is the best example of Republicans using fear to scare Americans away from the real facts, with breathlessly hyped misinformation, not labeled as such in conservative media.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Cares

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans have had two years now to come up with a plan of their own. They haven't. Mitt Romney had a plan, and it's now called Obamacare. Mitt doesn't like to be reminded of this, but he doesn't seem to have any new plan that I've heard of.

Heritage Gets It Wrong on 'Coverage up to 26'

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

After decades of letting a flawed market work alone, health care remained increasingly overpriced and unavailable for too many Americans, especially young adults.

The Mandate Is the Perfect Symbol of the Central Mistake of Obama Administration

Cenk Uygur | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

President Obama thought compromise, conciliation and agreement with Republicans was the correct path in his first term. He was dead wrong. The correct course is to be as progressive as possible and argue strongly for your own principles. The country is on your side.

Has Obama Snookered SCOTUS Into Declaring the Right Wing Agenda Unconstitutional?

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Could it be that the radical right has been "too-clever-by-half," and that President Obama has snookered the conservative Justices to destroy the very ideology they were sent to the Court to champion?

The Most Important Treaty You've Never Heard Of And How The NRA Wants It Dead

Eric Sapp | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

There are currently no international laws or treaties regulating the international sale of conventional weapons. This July, the nations of the world are gathering to negotiate the first ever Arms Trade Treaty. You'd think there would be universal support.

20 Conservative Pinterest Accounts You Should Follow

Ericka Andersen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Ericka Andersen

As the 2012 campaign season heats up, more folks will be jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon to see how it can benefit their slice of the social media pie. There are a few on the Right that caught the fad early and will provide a good foundation for the politically minded to build from.

With the Affordable Care Act Hanging by a Thread, It's Time for Single-Payer

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Progressives and all other rational human beings should ramp up their efforts to build the movement for single-payer and work to ignite the Occupy movement on this issue.

ALEC anti-union push includes key players from Michigan, Arizona think tanks

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Paul AbowdiWatch NewsThe American Legislative Exchange Council, which backs free-market legislation in the states, has been controversial in part...

Facebook's Saverin Has a New Conservative Fan Base

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jeanette Cajide

Mr. Saverin has been getting a lot of hate for this move to lower his tax bill, but he has also received a lot of praise, surprisingly from America's real patriots, the conservative base.

Are There Any Responsible Republicans Out There?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The defeat Tuesday of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary -- trounced by a Tea-Partier -- is one more nail in the coffin of the...

Flip-Flops on the Health Care Mandate Breed Cynicism About Washington

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Ever wonder why President Obama hasn't been standing strong and steady on the frontlines defending his controversial health care reform law?

Cry the Beloved Country: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Obamacare Alone

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.