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Mid Term Elections

So What if the Republicans Win the Senate?

Gene Marks | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Democrats control the Senate and we get political infighting. The Republicans control the Senate and we'll likely get the same. Whatever happens, smart business owners will be paying close attention. Man, where's Ross Perot when you really need him?

Why the GOP Will Lose Its Bet Against Obamacare

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It's no wonder that Republicans have pinned all of their hopes for the mid-terms on the proposition that the botched Obamacare roll-out would sour the public on the signal accomplishment of President Obama's first term. But once again, the Republicans are on the wrong side of history.

The Christian Right's Plan for a Strategic Theocratic Mid-Term Takeover

Dan Arel | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

The Christian Right is becoming less popular minority group in the US, but they are not afraid to play dirty. While they must deal with smaller numbers, they know how to control their voters and do just that.

Diagnosis and Cure: Democrats Can Turn 'Obamacare' into Electoral Advantage

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

With Republicans banking their hopes on stoking dissatisfaction with Obamacare, a Democratic strategy to turn it into an asset could result in a stunning victory for Dems.

Democrats Make Big Mistake in Ducking President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The race is literally on, race that is as in election campaign race, by a growing pack of Democrats to duck President Obama.

7 Valentine's Day Cards From Congress to You

James Napoli | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

What with the levels of dissatisfaction in the nation, Congress needs to start taking desperate measures to, well, woo the public once again. And what better time of year to pour on the charm than Valentine's Day?

Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

With Chris Christie's ongoing Bridgegate "scandal," U.S. democracy might be joining the New Jersey governor's political future, going the way of the Dodo bird as well.

Obama Comes Out Fighting

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The president was positive, action-oriented, and concrete. In contrast, Republican Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers was negative, passive, and vague.

A Wake Up Call for Obama's 'Winter Time Soldiers'

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

In addition to the contentious roll out of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's recent speech on income inequality sends a clear message to his opponents: he is not and will not back down on advocating and fighting for his core beliefs.

Four Reasons Why Shutdown Battle Increases Odds of Passing Immigration Reform

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The possibility of losing control of the House is beginning to stare GOP strategists in the face. Do they really want to risk incensing a big block of Hispanic and other immigrant voters by blocking immigration reform, and energizing them to go out to vote in large numbers to punish Republicans?

Texas Government Working Hard to Prevent Women From Voting

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Folks, we are gearing up for midterm elections and that means that you should be aware of your rights. There are some real bad actors out there trying to implement laws to stop eligible people, including women, from voting.

Attack or No Attack on Syria -- Obama Wins

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

So the world looks to America to lead. Is seeking the approval of the American people through their elected leaders a 'failure' of leadership? Is a propensity to think before acting a sign of weakness?

Why the GOP Is Running Into a Political Box Canyon -- And Political Marginality

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

On issue after issue, the GOP has veered far from the mainstream of the American electorate. Worse, they are swimming upstream against a tide of changing demographics.

Budgets to the Right of Us, Budgets to the Left of Us: Budgets, Budgets Everywhere!

David Coates | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
David Coates

They share similar names. They all promise prosperity. Nobody, after all, is going to label their budget "the route to yet more unemployment." In truth, however, these are not just different budgets. They are entirely different route-maps to our collective future.

Drop the Ethics Case Against Waters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The non-case against Waters has meandered off and on for far too long for anyone to take the probe or, for that matter, the ethics committee that's supposedly probing her seriously.

Dems Fear Losing House Would 'Devastate California'

Los Angeles Magazine | Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For most of the 20th century, California had virtually no role in congressional leadership. The all-powerful committee chairs were from the South, the...

Obama Now in No Mans Land

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

If it were my job to advise President Obama on what to do over the next two years to ensure his reelection, I'd probably quit. The political situation...

The 10 Most Overrated Things About 2010

Mark Juddery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

This has been a vintage year for overrated things and people. Sure, every year is a vintage for that, but as some people have noted, it's especially f...

Time to Give Thanks for Profiles in Political Courage

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This Thanksgiving, I want to thank those Democrats from moderate districts who voted to do what they thought was right for the country, even though they knew there might be negative short-term political consequences.

The New Start Treaty: A Question of Conscience for the GOP

Barbara Leaming | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Leaming

The G.O.P. has pledged to make Obama a one-term President and it seems ready to do anything, no matter how damaging to the nation, to accomplish that end. Where will this kind of unabashedly cynical behavior take us in the course of the next two years?

Why the Anti-immigrant Dog Did Not Bark in Illinois

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In the current environment of racialized fear and polarization against immigrants across the U.S., the hard work of immigrant advocates in Illinois provides some crucial lessons.

America Wants Jobs, and "Jobs" Means "Science"

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

While the immediate impact of the mid-term elections was clearly political, the overriding message of the elections was not. It was about jobs. Americ...

When Voters Find Out They've Been Conned

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The same people who paid for the midterm election ads playing on middle class economic insecurity are the people who made the middle class insecure in the first place. This will become cruelly obvious with the new Congress.

One-Term Obama: Should He Bow Out?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We need a fix-it president, but far more we need a president who can erase an image of weakness. Images have a way of turning into reality, and right now, the two are beginning to merge quite dangerously.

Dear Tea Party: You Will Now Get Yours

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

Hot on the heels of our recent letter to whiny young Democrats, a loving shout-out to all those moderates and independents, confused conservatives and...