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Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Democrats Should Heed Churchill's Maxim and 'Deserve Victory!'

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jim Gonzalez

In order to "deserve victory" Democrats must demonstrate they have the political will, and the discipline, to fix our nation's economic problems; and to create real job opportunities for millions of low and middle class young adults.

Reid's Nuclear Disarmament Meeting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.

Defense of Marriage Act Defeated, Thank God

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

The rights that permit the free expression of religion are the rights that likewise permit one to freely choose one's life partner. Rights and freedoms should not be held captive to the will of the religious majority.

Passionate Minority Dominates the Passive Majority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While the tale of the tape suggests that, in a democratic battle, the majority opinion will dominate against a passionate minority, the reality is far different.

The Misrepresented Majority

Terry Newell | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Does our election process no longer produce Congresspeople who understand and adequately represent majority views? If so, how did we get to that point? One part of the answer may lie in how congressional districts are created.

Infographic: Minorities Becoming Majority in U.S.

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Budget Talks: Who Speaks for the American People?

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

If a deficit commission with 100 members had the diversity of the American population "at the table" it would look like this.

American Majority Rejects Washington Austerity Consensus -- And Demands to Be Heard

Roger Hickey | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Roger Hickey

An unholy alliance of pundits, politicians and even reporters is insisting on the need to slash Federal spending over the next few months. But one voice is missing from this discussion: that of the American Majority.

A House Derided

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Republicans have officially gained majority in the House. And if you think the House of Representatives was bad this past four years, wait until you see what's coming.

The Weakest Majority in History?

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

As an unrepresented Independent voter, I feel betrayed by the Democratic Majority.

How Does Congressman Glenn Beck Sound?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In 1994, the GOP bestowed upon its cheerleader Rush Limbaugh the unique title of honorary member of Congress. So, if past is prologue, who will Republicans credit with such accolades this time around?

Fox News Wins the 2010 Election

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News did more than just about anyone to weaken President Obama, peel off Senate seats and wrestle control of the House from Democrats.

Republican Majority Would be all Trick and No Treat

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The Republican Party could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next Tuesday's midterm elections for the first time since losing pow...

Lessons From the Gang of 14: Filibuster Is Paralyzing Senate

Roll Call | Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sixty is the new 50 when it comes to American politics. No longer is it sufficient to have a legislative majority in the Senate -- because of near-con...

Democrats Now "All In" On Healthcare Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's look at the poker hand we've been dealt on health care reform. Democrats have now officially gone from "pot committed" to "all in." The stakes, to be blunt, have been raised until they are as high as they can go.

One Year After Election Day 2008: Still A Center-Left Nation

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The combined percentage of voters of who deem Obama's agenda "just about right" or "not liberal enough" is 58% -- roughly parallel to Obama's overall approval rating of 54%. That's the center-left governing majority.

2010 Election: Trouble Brewing For House Democrats

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Despite sweeping Democratic successes in the past two national elections, continuing job losses and President Barack Obama's slipping...

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

"An Ungovernable Majority"

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

"While the Democrats have been ascendant in recent years, they have entered into a Faustian bargain. They're gaining seats, but in doing so they've made compromises."

Decline of the "White non-Hispanic" No Big Deal

Roger Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Hernandez

Our national confusion about Hispanics begins with the system of classification taken for granted, which incorrectly classifies "Hispanics" into a race apart, exclusive with whites, blacks, Asians or Native Americans.

Bush Gives Dems STDs

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Nancy Pelosi, Stenny Hoyer and the blue dogs they lie down with have been rewarded with the same herpetic embrace that is turning John McCain into a Republican cootie incubator.