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Carville And Matalin Open Up To Vogue About New Memoir

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

James Carville and Mary Matalin are providing an inside look at a marriage with dueling political views in their new memoir Love and War: Twenty Years...

The Supreme Court Has Just Stolen Our Golden Anniversary

James Heffernan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy
James Heffernan

Now all our plans have been wrecked. How can we celebrate our Golden Anniversary when the Supreme Court of these United States has just made a grotesque mockery of marriage itself?

Crossfired

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I wish them all the best. God knows CNN needs a winner, and all of us need a newsier, better CNN. After all, I got fired for creating the show.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Are Gays and Women Winning the Culture War?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgArianna Huffington and Mary Matalin discuss the two greatest cultural shifts in our lifetimes -- women at work and gays in society. Are Sheryl Sandberg and Rob Portman inflection points? Goodbye to Buchanan and Scalia?

BOTH SIDES NOW: Did SOTU Reveal an Educator/Organizer Going Big to Reduce Inequality and Transform Politics?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer & Matalin discuss SOTU: Not bold (Nat'l Journal)? Liberal boilerplate (McConnell)? Or an historic bid to shrink inequality and leave a progressive legacy? Then: Given Rubio's flop sweat and cliches, is he old whine in a new bottle?

WATCH: CNN Contributors Speak Out About Leaving Network

Posted 01.31.2013 | Media

James Carville and Mary Matalin spoke out about their split with CNN on Thursday's "CBS This Morning." They are two of the network's most prominen...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Huffington and Matalin Clash Over the New Obama

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIn a week of big headlines and big anticipation of a second Inaugural -- only the 5th in 50 years -- Arianna and Mary are at odds over the President's new aggressive leadership style on guns and debt. Mary sees a swaggering demagogue while Arianna likes his trajectory.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Hagel and NRA on Defense -- Who Will Prevail?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin debate why Hagel is on defense over going to Defense. Since he's a wounded warrior who reflects the re-elected president's views -- with no John Tower problems -- he'll likely end up on top. NRA? Mary says ok to universal background checks but not "liberal shibboleths."

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will a Grand New Party evolve on Guns and Immigration?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate whether the GOP can shift on Immigration to avoid political suicide and on guns to reduce homocides. That's up to the Norquist of Guns -- Wayne LaPierre -- to allow NRA-owned electeds to stop the slaughter.

Krugman Fires Back At Conservative Attackers

Posted 12.11.2012 | Media

Paul Krugman fired back at Mary Matalin on Monday, after she accused him of being a "polemicist." The two got into a heated back-and-forth over th...

GOP Could Soon 'Cease To Exist,' Texas Lawmaker Says

The New Yorker | Ryan Lizza | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

The white share of the electorate, which was eighty-seven per cent in 1992, has steadily declined by about three points in every Presidential election...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Are Obama's 51-48 Percent and 55 Seat Senate Wins Tactical or Ideological?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIn our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"

BOTH SIDES: Campaigns Shout "You Lie!" About Ads-nauseam, Spitzer/Matalin on Reid & Ryan

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate five new presidential ads -- which are telling, tasteless, true? Then, is Harry Reid a lying McCarthyite or brilliant Machiavellian on Romney's hidden taxes...and is Ryan right or merely far-right?

BOTH SIDES: Huffington/Clarke Debate Obama's "Foreign" Policy & a Right to Bear AR-15s

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgBeyond Romney's hoof-in-mouth moment in London, Arianna and Torie Clarke clash over policies abroad , guns after Aurora, career vs. kids, and rape jokes.

BOTH SIDES: Accen-tu-ate the Negative: Mitt Hides Taxes? Yes. Barack Hates U.S. & Business? Nah.

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Is GOP adopting a soft birtherism when it repeats that the American president doesn't understand the country that elected him?

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Romney Produce Long-form Tax Returns From His Bain Years?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIf a candidate's slogan is "Believe in America," shouldn't he invest in America? And will GOP governors really turn down 100 percent funding to cover free riders at hospitals?

New Orleans Notables Urge Sale Of Times-Picayune

Posted 09.09.2012 | Media

A group of high-profile New Orleans figures have signed a letter on Monday urging the owners of the New Orleans Times-Picayune to sell the newspaper i...

BOTH SIDES: Senor Romney No Bueno? Why Is Issa Furious? A Solomanic SCOTUS?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin agree with Obama's new policy on young immigrants but then clash over why Romney doesn't. Is self-deportation politically self-immolating?

Both Sides Now: Spitzer-Matalin on Chase Chastened & Bain Targeted

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot & Mary debate how a bad bet in London -- shades of AIG! -- produced "told you sos" from those wanting a strong Volcker Rule. Is Regulation still evil? Then: the two debate opening partisan attacks on Bain and Debt.

WATCH: James Carville And Mary Matalin Shill For Maker's Mark

Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Much has been written about the opposites-attract romance of James Carville, a Democratic commentator and strategist, and Mary Matalin, his wife and R...

Both Sides Now: Reagan/Matalin on Their Biases, Ryan-Buffett, Polls, Tattoos

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Through the looking glass of their families and early years, Reagan/Matalin analyze Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind. Can Left & Right hear each other or be merely riders of reason on the elephant of intuition?

Cable News Networks Give Pundits New Perk

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media

For professional political talkers, a cable-news contract used to be the ultimate. The residuals were limousine rides, paychecks, e-mails from names n...

Both Sides: Is Scalia a Pol in Robes? What If Races Reversed in Shooting?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Kuby clash over health and race. If five Republican justices again rule along party lines, who are the judicial activists? What about Fox's complaint about a rush-to-judgment in Trayvon -- i.e., the Sherrod-Wright cable network? Then: Gaffe-Gate!

Both Sides: Watch the Track, Not the Horse Race: Gas, Health, Afghanistan

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Matalin skip who's up-down in the GOP contest to debate spurting gas prices, the constitutionality of "Obamacare" and our exit strategy from Afghanistan post- massacre. Then: do presidential speeches ever matter, Mr. Reagan?

Both Sides: Obama's GOP SmackDown and Mitt's Mutt

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate the serious and silly: Was Obama's "get-off-my-plane" presser against Iran 'bluster' effective? Does comedy of Maher/Stewart = Limbaugh's smears? And: is GOP race down to 'man-on-dog' vs. dog-on-car?