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Massachusetts Senate Race

Does Fox News Coverage Double as GOP Campaign Contribution?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

With its open and aggressive cheerleading for Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown last week, Fox News crossed yet another threshold in its unabashed transformation into a purely political entity.

An Open Letter to the President: It's Time for Change, Not Spending Freezes

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's time to be bold, Mr. President. Where is that audacity of hope? It's time to introduce a bold jobs-creation bill, and to replace your Wall Street-stained economic team members.

Haiti After The Quake, Obama After Massachusetts: Chance To Rebuild

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review Of Books "Haiti's Hidden Hope" Mark L. Schneider; Senior Vice President, Special Adviser on Latin America, International Crisi...

Fox Helps GOP Victory -- GOP Victory Helps Fox

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Fox was giving its audience what it wanted to see while MSNBC's audience turned their sets off and cried themselves to sleep. The reason? The Republican victory in the Massachusetts Senate race.

Populism and Regulatory Reform, Cont'd

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Somewhere among the finger-pointing, the paralysis and the stark-raving fear of electoral defeat in Massachusetts there may be some rethinking going on, but it has little to do with substance.

It's the Emotion, Stupid

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia P. Schneider

Amidst all the analyses of health care gone amuck, and banks making off like bandits, the simple fact that people do not make decisions based on policy seems to have been forgotten.

When Washington Rides to Your Rescue, Call for Help

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

The $4.3 million spent by the Democratic Party committees in the final week of the Mass. senate race is just an enormous amount of money -- the state has fewer than seven million residents.

Scott Brown's Defining Moment

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Pundits have been analyzing the political factors in last week's come-from-behind victory by Republican Scott Brown in the special election for Ted Ke...

What are Independents Thinking?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

The issue and candidate-driven focus of independent voters allows them to be pragmatic and flexible. But lacking a firm political ideology, it can also cause them to appear fickle, gullible, and impatient.

A Democratic Resurgence?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If Democrat do the right things politically and policy-wise, they can surprise people in the 2010 elections and do a lot better than the pundits and the panickers think.

Obama, Take A Line From LBJ And Teddy K

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Will Nelligan Nearly a week ago, my ed...

Mass. Hysteria

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

From the moment they took office, the White House message should've consisted of just one word: jobs. Every advisor on every Sunday morning show should've repeated it like a mantra: We're putting America back to work.

Why Republicans Want to F**k Ronald Reagan

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

There are numerous examples of how the right discards or remolds reality to achieve a political end. Obama and the Democrats need to remember who they're dealing with.

May All Your Wishes Come True

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama is what we've got, and no matter how "disappointed" we might be, that sentiment pales in comparison to the devastation we will witness if the opposing Party once again occupies the Oval Office.

G.O.P. Seeks To Widen Field Of Play In Fall Elections: New York Times

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Republicans are luring new candidates into Congressional races and analysts say the number of seats up for grabs in November appears to b...

On Being from Massachusetts

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia DeSanctis

Forget Texas. Massachusetts is the largest state in the nation. Sometimes, events can bring this into focus, most notably when the Red Sox, Celtics an...

1 Year + 1 Election = Lots of Opinions

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

"Some things make the markets go higher, some things make the markets go lower," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show last Monday. ...

Frank Rich: After The Massachusetts Massacre

nytimes.com | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

And yet Tuesday's special election was a dire omen for this White House. If the administration sticks to this trajectory, all bets are off for the pol...

A Piecemeal Approach to Health Reform Won't Work

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

We should take what we have from the two versions of the health care bill and find a workable compromise. It doesn't make any sense to drop what has been accomplished and start down a new path.

Policy wonks agree: Pass (and then fix!) the Senate health reform bill

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

This is a tough moment in the health care fight. It is not the toughest moment--or at least it does not have to be. Corresponding with policy wonks, a...

Enough Hand Wringing. Get the Job Done!

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

As Washington grapples with the outcome of the election in Massachusetts, it's important to remember one thing: Congress can still pass historic legislation that will make health care a right.

Democratic Panic and the Meaning of Massachusetts

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

To conclude from this particular election that Democrats need to beat a hasty retreat on health care reform is to take overinterpretation to absurd lengths.

Remember: A Scott Brown Victory Is a Victory For Every Scott Brown

Scott Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Brown

Much has been made of Senator-elect Scott Brown's surprise victory and its impact on national politics. Less has been said about the thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of ordinary, everyday Scott Browns.

Scott Brown Wants You To Date His Daughter: Here's How!

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Scott Brown's victory was a truly historic moment. For the first time in recent history, a senator-elect announced the dating status of his daughters:...

Left, Right & Center: The MA election, Obama v. Wall St., and what has the Supreme Court done?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

With the Supreme Court declaring that "free speech" equals "free spending for all," has the course of American Democracy been changed forever?