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Obama's Free Community College Plan Will Mostly Help the Affluent

A program to mostly benefit families earning more than $160,000 a year is being sold as help for the poor.

More on the “Stop Hitting Yourself” Theory of Governance

Josh Blackman raises the new theory that Democrats should pay the price for Republican obstructionism to a new level: I trace much of the intractable gridlock in Washington, D.C. to this very moment in 2009 when the ACA was passed on a 60-line vote. In much the same way that Kim Kardashian “broke the internet,” […]

Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy

BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy at the formal dedication of an institute named for himShow More Summary

Obama's Coming Break with Israel

First, let me just say that I hope Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post is wrong and that President Obama has no intention of making a dramatic break with Israel in the coming months. But alas, the story he tells is very convincing. According to Diehl, the Obama administration is getting ready to back a U.N. Show More Summary

Big-Bank Bad Guys Bully Democracy - And Blow It

For so-called "masters of the universe," Wall Street executives sure seem touchy about criticism. It seems they don't like being painted as the bad guys. But if they don't like being criticized, why do so many of them keep behaving like...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion

Republicans struggle to find a convincing reason not to take action on climate change, so they tend to recycle excuses. In the 2014 election, one line in particular caught on—the two top Republ


Republicans are the party of hate. I know this because the media tells me so. You didn’t know? Did you miss a meeting or something? ReThuglicans are trying to destroy

If teachers are as hostile to the Tories as they were 16 months ago that could have a huge impact on May 7th

At almost exactly this point before GE2010 YouGov had CON ahead with teachers In December 2013 that had become a 41% LAB lead It was said in July that this was why Lynton insisted that Gove was sacked During one of the breaks at the big LSE GE forecasting conference on Friday I was asked […]

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was another winner. The assignment this past week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (RestlessLegs) -“At first, he objected to such a menial task. Then someone brought in a mirror.” 2) (BluesHarper) -““The first I heard about St. Show More Summary

Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is an acquired taste. It may surprise people outside of his Democratic caucus that many of his colleagues will miss him. But they will. Charismatic he is not. He sometimes stumbles in his choice of words, and utterly fails a series of other Beltway tests. For example, our [...]Show More Summary

When do we stop re-drawing the line?

One of the reasons I switched from being conservative pro-choice (genuine choice, not “choose to have an abortion”) to pro-life was because I recognized something, something I should have recognized a very, very long time ago: It becomes impossible to hold the line when the line is erased and re-drawn a multitude of times. Show More Summary

Being Clear on Religious Liberty

Indiana passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which is fundamentally the same as the federal RFRA and the RFRA’s in force in 19 other States – and liberals went ballistic. Given the rapidity with which the outrage spread, I… Continue reading ?

Rubio’s Puzzling Presidential Bid

Two-thirds of Floridian Republicans want him to run for re-election.

SNL's Violent Opening Skit: Impossible to Imagine If Parties Switched

One of the first rules of genuine comedy is that to be funny, a joke or skit needs to have some basis in truth. On that primary measurement, the cold open on "Saturday Night Live" last night failed miserably on so many fronts, it's hard to know where to begin. Show More Summary

Metrolink Victim Speaks Out – After Brutal Beating by #MikeBrown Supporters (VIDEO)

METROLINK RIDER ASSAULTED OVER MIKE BROWN– Last week a Metrolink rider in St. Louis was brutally beaten over Michael Brown. Via Dana Loesch Radio: A white male was filmed being viciously attacked on the St. Louis Metrolink reportedly over Michael … Continue reading ?

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Here are highlights from Richard Hofstadter’s classic 1964 essay from Harper’s. Which of today’s political figures fits? American politics has often been an arena for angry minds. In recent years we have seen angry minds at work mainly among extreme right-wingers, who have now demonstrated in the Goldwater conservative movement how much political leverage can be [...]Show More Summary

Open Thread - Beware Killer Rabbits!

The Killer Bunny clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail seems perfect for Holy [Hand Grenade] Week. Open thread below...

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