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Trump the Islamophobic Trendsetter?

Gage Skidmore/Flickr In a commentary today on the domestic political fallout from the terrorist attacks in Paris, Greg Sargent notes that in a field of candidates sounding more shrill...

Over-Exposed GOP House Members

Via Greg Sargent, we see that Roll Call is out with its initial "Ten Most Vulnerable House Members" list for 2016. Last cycle 6 of the 10 were Democrats. This...

Kelly Ayotte and the Rise of Openly Green Republicans

There’s a powerful moment occurring on climate change right now in the GOP. As Greg Sargent writes in our latest issue, the party's solid wall of science-denial has begun to crack. In September, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

How Long Can the GOP Deny Climate Change?

In his New Republic story on the GOP's climate denialism, Greg Sargent explored the reasoning behind Republicans' skepticism on climate change, and what it would take to actually change minds.&

Washington Post's Greg Sargent: GOP Is Shooting Itself In The Foot By Cancelling NBC-Telemundo Debate

The Washington Post's Greg Sargent wrote that "Republicans [are shooting] themselves in [the] foot with Latinos, again" after the Republican National Committee (RNC) suspended its debate partnership with its only scheduled Spanish-language network. Show More Summary

Is There Life After Benghazi?

Greg Sargent at the Washington Post asks, “Now that the House Benghazi committee held its grand showdown with Hillary Clinton, and the media consensus is that she held her own and little new ground was broken, the question is: What does the committee do now?” In my opinion, on the Democratic side, Rep. Elijah Cummings, [...]Show More Summary

So, What About the Media Villagers’ New Man-Crush, Rubio?

MARCO RUBIO: Looking good by contrast.™ — Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 29, 2015 Greg Sargent, in the Washington Post, on “Why Marco Rubio is so effective and dangerous“: Marco Rubio bashed the mainstream media with great gusto last night, eliciting roars of approval from GOP voters. Show More Summary

Gubernatorial Opportunities for the Donkey Party

As part of the continuing response to Matt Yglesias' alarm-bell column about Democratic downballot losses (my initial response was here), the Plum Line's Greg Sargent conducted an interview with Democratic...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Biden out, Hillary up

From PredictWise Greg Sargent: There will be more to say about what this means for the race later. For now, with only a little more than a year left in the Obama presidency, Biden’s exit is another reminder that the Obama era is coming...Show More Summary

Friends and Enemies

Both Greg Sargent and Ezra Klein drew attention today to an apparent effort by Joe Biden to contrast himself with Hillary Clinton in terms of how he feels about Republicans....

Bluffing With A Pair Of Jokers

Greg Sargent calls out the GOP’s “Bad cop, evil cop” routine on the debt ceiling and notes that the Republicans have failed totally in the past trying to get concessions from President Obama over it. This continues to get lost in discussions of this issue, but GOP leaders actually want to raise the debt limit, and [Read more...]

Greg Sargent gets it right: Clinton tried last night to return the definition of ‘progressive’ to the traditional ‘women’s-and-children’s’ issues that have been her calling card for decades. The pundits’ kudos notwithstanding, I doubt it will work, becau

Until last night, the Democratic presidential primary had largely been viewed through a simple frame: Bernie Sanders represents the full-throatedly populist and progressive wing of the party on economic issues, and Hillary Clinton occupies...Show More Summary

How Change Happens in Democracies

Greg Sargent makes an interesting case for the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Sanders’ message is clear: Skyrocketing inequality is an urgent threat to the country. It’s the result of deep...

Say It Is So Or Ain't So, Joe!

Greg Sargent has rather emphatically joined my campaign to convince the vice president to put an end to the weird and destructive speculation about his presidential plans--or the lack thereof--as...

How Many Republican Voters Agree With Ben Carson's Islamophobia?

Greg Sargent with the latest on Ben Carson's foray into outright Islamophobia. This really is crazy, especially when you consider how many American Christian cults teach their initiates that lying in the service of bringing a Christian...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Toughness and a long camapign

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Fact that Trump can't name foreign military leaders seems less important than fact that he told @chucktodd he gets military advice from TV — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) September 4, 2015 Greg Sargent: On Morning Joe today, Donald Trump...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Favorability Ratings Are Right In Their Normal Groove

Greg Sargent says that Hillary Clinton's tanking favorability ratings should take no one by surprise. It's what happens every time an election starts up and she's once again viewed as a partisan political figure. "Her drop was probably...Show More Summary

NYTs Asks 75 High Ranking Democratic Insiders About Hillary; They're Officially Getting Ready to Dump Grandmonster Hillary

Well I don't know about that but they are actually panicky. Even ultra-spinning in-the-bag hack Greg Sargent at the Washington Post's Plum Line (note that no conservatives get their own political column) admitted that this makes it official: The Democrats...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Trump effect and GOP losers

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Greg Sargent: But [Megyn] Kelly is absolutely right to note, in the context of the birthright citizenship debate, that Trump has answered questions “explicitly,” while Cruz won’t. This illustrates, once again, that Trump’s immigration...Show More Summary

GOP Operatives Warned Sidestepping Immigration Reform Could Explode In Primaries

Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent points out that saner voices within the Republican party pointed out that sidestepping immigration reform would lead us to a demagogue like The Donald: So here’s a friendly reminder: this whole Trump mess probably could have been avoided. Show More Summary

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