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Silly Season

Getting Silly

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's right around the corner, folks. That special time of year when politicians flee the Washington summer weather for their home districts for 5 weeks of paid time off, in which many politicians hold "town hall" meetings.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Summertime, And The Season Is Silly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Summertime is on the wing and in Washington, that means only one thing -- pretty soon, the relative humidity and wretched air quality index will combi...

Nostalgia for the Silly Season: Memories of a Radical Mother

Geri Spieler | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Geri Spieler

She always kept a stack of pre-stamped postcards at the ready to fire off her outrage to government. This action peaked during the presidential campaigns. My mother would be heard.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 13, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

This week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum decided that the time to quit his upset bid had finally come. He shuttered a campaign that had risen...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Fourteenth Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The silly season has come early to Washington, it seems. The root cause is a simple fact of American politics these days -- sometimes, there just can't be transparency.

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Friday Talking Points [92] -- The End Of Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sadly, Obama's speech to school children has become mired in manufactured controversy from the right, with typical sky-is-falling rhetoric about the evil, evil man who occupies the Oval Office.

The Silly Season In Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Silly season" refers to late summer, when governments go on massive taxpayer-funded vacations all over the world. This year's season could produce a bumper crop of silly.

Joe Klein's "Embarracuda" -- The Hopeless Descent of The McCain Campaign

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose Somebody had to say it in the MSM. And Joe Klein of TIME has done the honor. Read the whole Klein piece here.On PalinOver the wee...