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November Election

Right-Wing Voter Guide Revolution: What Can Progressives Learn?

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Jones

According to these Christian voter guides (which exist in all 50 states), the vast majority of Democrats in Congress are "Anti-Jesus" and have a "faith friendly" rating of zero.

"Bankrupt & Clap-Ridden": The Ultimate 'Dear Abbey' Letter From Jack-Ass America

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Dear Abby: I am so confused and I don't know what to do.

That Nazi Analogy Thing

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

I'm not one to readily use the Adolf Hitler/Nazi analogy, but a front page article in today's New York Times about this exhibition at the German Histo...

When a Cigar Is Just a Cigar: Psychoanalyzing the GOP's Flourishing Climate Skepticism

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

A column in the National Journal points out the GOP is the only conservative party in the developed world in which denial of basic climate science is endemic.

For Students, the Choice Is Clear This November

Alejandra Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alejandra Salinas

Just as students fought for President Obama in 2008, the president and his Democrats have fought tirelessly on behalf of college students. That's why students continue to stand by their president today.

Immigration Insider | 3 Weeks Out: Vitter Race Baiting, Dobbs Pulls a Whitman, Latino Vote in Flux

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Angle and Vitter pull out all the stops with race-baiting immigration ads. Dobbs pulls a Whitman. Fiorina hits Boxer for voting against immigration reform that Fiorina opposes. Politicos wonder: Will Latino voters turn out?

Obama's Critics Are Dead Wrong

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Just because we didn't get everything we wanted in the first short and fraught 20 months or so Obama was in office, not all of us gave up. Some of us stayed the course. And we will be proven right.

Paul Ryan's Playlist

Caroline Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Matthews

As we formulate our opinion of the Congressman, what else do we want to know? We want to know what he is listening to on his iPod. Considering the Congressman's home state and political positions, I've taken a shot at recreating his go-to playlist.

Is the Tea Party a Threat to Disabled Americans?

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

If you or a loved one has a disability, you need to know how the Tea Party threatens you.

One Nation March: Important for Latinos

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

Not only have Latinos suffered the drastic increase in hate crimes and racism against our community, but we also have the highest risk of death and injury at work, and the highest percentage of wage theft.

White House Report Gives Stimulus Package High Marks

washingtonpost.com | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The massive economic stimulus package President Obama pushed through Congress last year is coming in on time and under budget - and with strikingly fe...

The Tea Party's Four Themes and Their Antidotes for the November Election

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

The widespread frustration and anger is understood and acknowledged. But the solution is found in the vision for pragmatic, balanced, sound policies, not turning over the keys to those who would reverse America's progress.

The Nov. 2 Election Will Determine Whether Marijuana Will Be Decriminalized in Vermont

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

In this year's gubernatorial race in Vermont, one candidate delayed passage of a medical marijuana bill in the state Senate in 2002, and another candi...

Bill To Tax Firms That Offshore Jobs Fails

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday blocked tax legislation that would have punished U.S. firms that export jobs. But the political symbolism of ...

Sam Stein

Axelrod: Abortion Will 'Certainly Be An Issue' In The Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod said on Monday that the debate over abortion -- specifically, the extreme views of some Republican candidates...

For Jobs and Peace, Re-Elect Feingold-McGovern and a Democratic Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If some Democrats want to punish Obama at the ballot box, sitting on their hands while Republicans take down Russ Feingold and Jim McGovern and the Democratic Congress is an irrational way to do it.

Will Democrats Lose Big in November? Only if They Choose to

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

The talking heads have declared it so. But you know, political pundits and have a lot in common with stock analysts: they're pretty good at explaining the future -- right after it happens.

Don't Cut Social Security, Double It

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Doubling Social Security's individual payout would cost about $650 billion annually for the 51 million Americans who receive benefits. Here are some commonsense ways to pay for it.

Après L'Election

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Because the outcome is likely to be close but not all that important for legislative issues, questions of spin, interpretation, expectations and positioning are what now make this election important.

Will Voters Listen? Obama vs. GOP on $180 Billion Tax, Infrastructure Plan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

In two major speeches this week, President Obama sharpened the contrast with the GOP's obstructionism over the economy with his proposals to spend $50...

How Democrats Can Harness the Public Anger (and Madness) for November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

It's always a mistake to let a ranter rant. Without pushback, the anger takes flight. The question now is: With the public now inflamed in anger, th...

Obama To Call For More Business Tax Breaks This Week

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's proposed tax breaks for business sound like ideas that have enjoyed broad Republican backing in the past. ...

Challenge to California's Green Laws

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

California is bracing for a battle over Proposition 23. Bankrolled mostly by two Texas oil companies, Valero and Tesoro, this controversial measure o...

The 12 Week Plan: A Road Map to Not Getting Our A**es Kicked on November 2

Billy Wimsatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Wimsatt

You think you're unhappy now under Obama, Pelosi and Reid? Wait until the guys who drove the car into the ditch for eight consecutive years get their hands back on the steering wheel.

GOP Cash Woes Threaten Fall Gains

politico.com | JONATHAN MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Republican National Committee is entering the fall election season with dire financial problems and, to an unprecedented degre...