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Yes, Obamacare Critics, Health Insurance Does Make You Healthier

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Critics don't want to admit that they've run out of criticisms of Obamacare. The website is working, enrollments are surging, and millions of Americans are getting affordable, high-quality health insurance.

Election 2012: The Wisdom of the Crowd

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Leighton Vaughan Williams

While an expert may know more than anyone else in the room, he is unlikely to know more than the room as a whole, to be wiser or cleverer than the crowd.

10 Pundits Who Picked Romney -- and Knew Better

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

Karl Rove led a parade of "experts" masquerading as fair-minded analysts whose real agenda was to line their own pockets by feeding the public's craving for information that confirms their biases. Here, 10 of the worst offenders.

Moments: The Light Dawns on... Fox News

William Bradley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media
William Bradley

Lo and behold, the faith-based Mitt Romney surge in swing states oft prophesied in the Fox News Channel echo chamber simply wasn't materializing. But reality still eluded one of the biggest names on Fox. You may have heard about Karl Rove's antics last night.

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream (Austin, Texas: PearlGate Publishing 2008) 192 pp.

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Joseph A. Palermo

Wurzelbacher's deep understanding of the intellectual umbilical cords of modern conservatism is why Mike Gallagher and Sean Hannity have offered their high praise of his work.

The Change We Deserve

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

It didn't take long for the anti-worker far right to try to spin the results of the 2009 elections as a mandate for their pro-corporate agenda.

The Right-Wing Media's Election Analysis Just Ain't That Good

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Back in 2001, conservative media figures were adamant. Democratic Party victories at the ballot boxes during the off-year elections had little national significance.

Bachmann: "Gangster Government" Turning U.S. Into "Sinking Titanic"

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congresswoman Michelle Bachman took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday to call out the "gangster government." She also likened Am...

Michael Barone Moves To Washington Examiner

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Barone, longtime political number-cruncher (his Almanac of American Politics was first published in 1972) and increasingly conservative pundit...

Clinton's New Strategy: Focus on Uncommitted Delegates and Build Blue-Collar Momentum

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Her strategy is to amass as much momentum as possible by winning the remaining contests by as massive margins as she can muster and then convince uncommitted superdelegates to turn to her.

What Rove Reads In The Morning

FishbowlDC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ROVE: I get Mike Allen's overnight summary from Politico, I cruise RealClearPolitics.com, I get Taranto from the Wall Street Journal, I visit the Corn...