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Terri Lynn Land Campaign Is a 'Silly Sideshow'

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Earlier this month my colleague Josh Pugh wrote a piece which talked about a questionable political ad aimed at Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters....

Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no shortage of personal stories like this out there. The Democrats should be actively seeking such stories and presenting them to the public. Vetting the stories will be important, to avoid the egg-on-face nature of many of the anti-Obamacare ads, but this shouldn't be all that hard to accomplish.

The Legacy Of Prohibition On Wine 80 Years Later

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Can't get wine shipped to your house? Blame it on Prohibition. Can't buy wine on Sunday? Another legacy of Prohibition.

Why Republicans Suddenly Care -- Deeply! -- About All Those Canceled Health Policies

Joe Conason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

The outpouring of noble sentiment would be laudable -- indeed, long overdue -- if only there was any reason to believe these protestations are sincere.

Is Obama Careless? What If the Health Reform Is Un-fixable?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Deferral can't be the all-purpose formula for fixing reform. It's better than doing nothing because it should result in a small number of companies continuing to offer policies, but more is needed.

Conservative Media's Obamacare Glitch

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Perhaps instead of finding every possible way to tear the system down conservatives can offer some solutions -- any solutions -- that could make the ACA a law that at least 51 percent of Americans could be proud of.

Republicans Say They're Not to Blame for Shutdown -- Except They Really Are

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Suggesting we are in a shutdown because the Democrats won't compromise ignores the rhetoric from Republicans over the past few years threatening to shut down the government.

Republicans Want Smaller Government? Opt-Out of Those Dirty Socialist Programs - What Is Stopping You?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.

There's A-gonna Be a Shootout (in the Obamacare Corral)!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Millions of Americans are going to be downright shocked when Obamacare is fully implemented and nothing changes for them. Millions of other Americans will also be pleasantly surprised that things have gotten better for their own health care choices.

What's At Stake if the Health Law Is Repealed

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Today, for nearly the 40th time since it's been the law of the land, House Republicans staged yet another repeal vote in their latest attempt to turn back the clock on progress and deny Americans health insurance coverage they can count on.

A Woman's Right to Lose?

James Moore | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
James Moore

When the ACA began to provide contraceptive services for women, the plan acquired the kind of traction not possible through political rhetoric. But some are determined to stop full implementation of "Obamacare." And their political intransigence is certain to create victims.

The Irrelevance of Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is only one thing important to know about Mitt Romney, and we already know it. He has no deep convictions. Without convictions, he is not going to step in front of the machine that brought him the White House, his cherished dream, and say "no."

Zach Carter

Swipe Fee Fallout Has Small Banks Relishing Rare Advantage Over Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Last year's wild legislative melee over debit card swipe fees featured a curious contradiction: Although big Wall Street banks stood to lose the most ...

After Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Meaning of Repeal to America

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

"Don't ask, don't tell" -- the policy and even the mere phrase -- says much about who we are as Americans. What we do in its wake will help shape what it means to be an American in the twenty-first century -- well beyond the rise and fall of this bizarre and convoluted law.

GOP Governor Looks To Stop Effort To Repeal Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting coll...

America Supports Gay Marriage!

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Today, we found out that Obama no longer thinks the federal government should ban gay marriage. This is not likely a change in the man's personal views -- but it does indicate a huge change in the U.S. cultural climate.

Why Government Dictating What People Put In Their Bodies Violates Personal Liberty

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

If people can't regulate their chemical intake for themselves, what hope is there for them in the modern universe?

The "Broccoli" Argument and Health Care Reform's Constitutionality

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

While we should all heed our mother's advice to eat our vegetables, what matters for the courts should be the text and history of the U.S. Constitution.

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Symbolism Versus Substance

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans know full well that their healthcare repeal vote today is nothing more than empty symbolism. They should enjoy their symbolic moment in the sunshine, as the substance that follows is not going to be anywhere near as much fun.

The Republican NoCare Agenda Just Had a Big Day -- Here's What Happens Next

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Is this vote purely symbolic, or the first step on a longer road? I strongly believe it's the latter. Everyone, especially the progressive political community, should view this as the opening in a battle of messages that won't end soon.

Weekly Pulse: White House Takes Offensive Against Health Care Repeal

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week, House Republicans will hold a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill is expecte...

Stopping the Republican Repeal in the House

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

I urge my colleagues to stand against this reckless repeal of critical health care reform and vote against the Patients' Rights Repeal Act.

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...