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Reclaiming the Turf

I'm growing increasingly weary of the kind of political analysis exemplified most recently by Dana Milbank. He takes a look at some recent polling that suggests more people are identifying...

Dana Milbank's Illogical Case Against Pro-Lifers

On Friday, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank published a piece entitled "Antiabortion Advocates Have a Logic Problem," becoming the latest in an exceptionally long line of commentators to criticize the pro-life movement for placing too much emphasis on anti-abortion legislation, and for not being more contraceptive-friendly.

Pro-Life Laws are Helping Drop Abortions to Record Lows, Not Contraception and Birth Control

On Friday, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank published a piece entitled “Antiabortion Advocates Have a Logic Problem,” becoming the latest in an exceptionally long line of commentators to criticize the pro-life movement for placing too much emphasis on anti-abortion legislation, and for not being more contraceptive-friendly. Show More Summary

Media Distort Conservative Women's Positions on Abortion, Religion

In a Friday column, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank again misquoted a conservative, where he attacked pro-lifers for not being "on the right side of logic" for opposing abortion, but not supporting "contraceptives [which] would seriously...Show More Summary

Dana Milbank on Judicial Activism

Dana Milbank wants the Supreme Court to go along with the Obama administration’s rewriting of the Obamacare law by redefining the term “judicial activism.” It is, admittedly, a term that has been used in different ways. Some people use...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: The GOP's failed minority outreach, the economy and more

We begin today's roundup with Dana Milbank at The Washington Post, who examines the GOP's minority outreach strategy: [RNC chairman] Priebus redoubled the party’s efforts to reach minorities after the 2012 election, in which President Obama took 93 percent of the black vote. Show More Summary

Dear GOP Candidates: It is bad optics when you’ve Duggar self into a hole.

“The overwhelming majority of Christian conservatives are upstanding Americans … Surely there is a way for Republican office-seekers to appeal to them without wooing the most extreme.” – Dana Milbank................................................................... Washington Post columnist

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Theology and Numerology Edition

Dana Milbank asks the really pertinent Duggar question: why was every GOP candidate fawning over these people to begin with? Rick Santorum no longer digs the Duggars.... Santorum’s response contrasts dramatically with that of another 2016 contender, Mike Huckabee, who enjoyed the Duggars’ support in his 2008 bid but didn’t run in 2012. Show More Summary

Reading between the lines in Rand Paul’s new book

Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is "clearly separating himself from the rest of the GOP," with a new book, titled "Taking a Stand," that was released this week.

Rand Paul’s White House Hope Fade

Dana Milbank says Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has a problem: “He isn’t running for the Democratic nomination. And though Paul may think his Republican Party’s brand sucks, the primary voters don’t necessarily share his view that the party is too [...]

“Hillary Clinton’s Hypocrisy”

Dana Milbank: Her advisers claim campaign-finance reforms will be at the top of her agenda, a sensible choice because of the deep resentment in the populace toward a political system rigged in favor of the wealthy. But she gives supporters … Continue reading ?

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Analyzing the 2016 Republican field

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

We begin today's roundup with The Washington Post's Dana Milbank who likens the GOP 2016 primary race to a clown car: In the oversold Republican primary situation, a candidate is likeliest to get attention when there’s a screw-up, such...Show More Summary

Milbank to Obama: The Jerk Store Called

Dana Milbank, Washington Post: Let's suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view. Would you tell her she's emotional, illogical, outdated and not very smart? Would you complain that he's being dishonest, fabricating...Show More Summary

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Jeb Bush, is that your final answer? Sure you wouldn't like to phone a friend, or maybe just get the audience's reaction first? Heh. OK, we fully admit that we didn't come up with that snarky line ourselves. Dana Milbank of the Washington...Show More Summary

How to lose a trade agenda (Guest Voice)

How to lose a trade agenda by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Let’s suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view. Would you tell her she’s emotional, illogical, outdated and not very smart? Would you complain that he’s being dishonest, fabricating falsehoods and denying reality [...]Show More Summary

Huckabee’s ill-fated quest

Huckabee’s ill-fated quest by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Before Mike Huckabee took the stage at the launch of his presidential campaign Tuesday, crooner Tony Orlando warmed up the crowd with his 1970s hit, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon.” It was a fitting prelude, because Huckabee’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination [...]Show More Summary

Ben Carson’s version of himself

Ben Carson’s version of himself by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — By Ben Carson, who formally announced his run for the presidency Monday, is a brilliant surgeon, gifted storyteller and charismatic speaker. But modesty is not among his talents. The retired Johns Hopkins professor’s launch video, nearly five minutes long, positions [...]Show More Summary

Media Attorney Floyd Abrams Takes on WaPo’s Dana Milbank over Campaign Finance Column

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

In a Friday letter to the Washington Post editors, First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams (father of our website's founder, Dan Abrams) took on the newspaper's columnist Dana Milbank over his claims about Citizen United's effects on democracy.

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