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  • Gun Control Now

    Gun Control Now | ARTICLE

    A gun massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school has left more than two dozen dead, most of them children. President Obama today offered us tears and a vague promise for "meaningful action." Yet he is the...

    December 14, 2012 5:00 PM ET
  • The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes

    The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes | ARTICLE

    Now that the dust has settled and the vote totals are nearly certified, it's clear that the 2012 presidential election was never a squeaker. It was a landslide. Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney by more than 4.6...

    December 7, 2012 1:45 PM ET
  • Obama's Pot Problem

    Obama's Pot Problem | ARTICLE

    When voters in Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana in November, they thought they were declaring a cease-fire in the War on Drugs. Thanks to ballot initiatives that passed by wide margins on Election Day, adults...

    December 7, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • How President Obama Won a Second Term

    How President Obama Won a Second Term | ARTICLE

    Two weeks after Barack Obama won a second term, political analysts are just beginning to assess the surprising scope of his victory. By routing Mitt Romney by 332 to 206 in the Electoral College, Obama joins FDR,...

    November 23, 2012 7:00 AM ET
  • Marijuana's Big Moment

    Marijuana's Big Moment | ARTICLE

    Initiatives to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and regulate the drug like alcohol passed easily in both Colorado and Washington last night. This is a watershed moment in the War on Drugs – the first time...

    November 7, 2012 8:26 AM ET
  • President Obama's Six Keys to Victory

    President Obama's Six Keys to Victory | ARTICLE

    President Barack Obama has won re-election – his lease on the White House renewed by a multicultural, center-left coalition that ought to give GOP consultants nightmares, producing an electoral college landslide that surprised everyone not named Nate...

    November 7, 2012 8:21 AM ET
  • Pot Possession: An Arrest Every 42 Seconds

    Pot Possession: An Arrest Every 42 Seconds | BLOG ENTRY

    New FBI data reveal the grotesque, monumental stupidity of the drug war.  There were 757,969 marijuana arrests in America last year — 87% for simple possession. That's one possession arrest every 42 seconds, according to the Marijuana Policy Project. Meanwhile,...

    October 30, 2012 2:45 PM ET
  • Helpless in a Hurricane: Mitt Romney's Five Dumbest Budget Cuts

    Helpless in a Hurricane: Mitt Romney's Five Dumbest Budget Cuts | ARTICLE

    As Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast this week, the so-called "Frankenstorm" exposed the dark underbelly of Mitt Romney's plans to delegate core federal responsibilities to the states and to blindly impose a 5 percent, across-the-board budget...

    October 30, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell: 11 Big Questions That Were MIA at the Presidential Debates

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell: 11 Big Questions That Were MIA at the Presidential Debates | ARTICLE

    The 2012 presidential debates were a national disgrace. Forget that two of moderators were doddering old white men who allowed themselves to be steamrolled by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. (You only have to be...

    October 24, 2012 4:35 PM ET
  • The Final Presidential Debate: Four Punches That Knocked Out Mitt Romney

    The Final Presidential Debate: Four Punches That Knocked Out Mitt Romney | BLOG ENTRY

    A hungry, confident Barack Obama finally found Mitt Romney's glass jaw, and he scored a knockout in the decisive third round of the 2012 presidential debates. The strategic mistake was the challenger's. Frequently agreeing with Obama, attempting...

    October 23, 2012 12:05 PM ET
  • Mitt Romney's Dirty Dozen

    Mitt Romney's Dirty Dozen | ARTICLE

    Not so long ago, Mitt Romney used to blast deadly coal-fired power plants and talk up emission caps to curb the "dramatic warming of our planet." But as the GOP nominee for president, Romney has...

    October 22, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • 18 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like George W. Bush

    18 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like George W. Bush | ARTICLE

    Mitt Romney clearly wants to run away from the Bush legacy of unnecessary war, budget-busting tax cuts for the rich and economic collapse. When a town-hall debate questioner finally forced the GOP nominee to directly compare himself...

    October 18, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Mitt Romney's Five Nuttiest Moments From the Second Presidential Debate

    Mitt Romney's Five Nuttiest Moments From the Second Presidential Debate | ARTICLE

    As he was getting trounced in the second presidential debate last night, taking a pounding from President Obama on everything from his "sketchy deal" tax plan to his disdain for the 47 percent, Republican challenger Mitt...

    October 17, 2012 9:42 AM ET
  • Paul Ryan's Bogus Soup Kitchen Photo Op

    Paul Ryan's Bogus Soup Kitchen Photo Op | ARTICLE

    Eager to prove he's not a heartless monster just because his budget will throw millions of poor people off of food stamps and Medicaid, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan paid a surprise visit last week to...

    October 16, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan: The 15 Best Tweets About the Vice Presidential Debate

    Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan: The 15 Best Tweets About the Vice Presidential Debate | ARTICLE

    Vice President Joe Biden steamrolled Rep. Paul Ryan in the first vice-presidential debate last night, winning 50 percent to 31 percent in a CBS poll of uncommitted voters. From the first mention of "malarkey" – Biden's...

    October 12, 2012 10:13 AM ET
  • Mitt Romney’s Tax Dodge

    Mitt Romney’s Tax Dodge | ARTICLE

    How does a private-equity kingpin worth at least $250 million pay a lower tax rate – just 14 percent – than many teachers and firemen? By exploiting tax loopholes that favor the rich and hiding his money...

    October 12, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • The First Debate: Mitt Romney's Five Biggest Lies

    The First Debate: Mitt Romney's Five Biggest Lies | ARTICLE

    Mitt Romney turned in a polished performance in last night's presidential debate – and revealed himself to be an accomplished and unapologetic liar. In an evening where he sought to slice and dice the president with statistics,...

    October 4, 2012 9:32 AM ET
  • Mitt Romney's Real Agenda

    Mitt Romney's Real Agenda | ARTICLE

    It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of...

    September 28, 2012 10:30 AM ET
  • Mitt Romney Is Lying. Again.

    Mitt Romney Is Lying. Again. | BLOG ENTRY

    Mitt Romney is lying again. On the eve of his speech at the Republican convention, Romney and his campaign have launched a new site touting Mitt's private-sector experience: SterlingBusinessCareer.com. Under a section called "Fixing Businesses," the campaign...

    August 30, 2012 4:44 PM ET
  • One Shockingly True Fact from Paul Ryan's RNC Speech

    One Shockingly True Fact from Paul Ryan's RNC Speech | BLOG ENTRY

    In a speech that will long be infamous for flouting the truth, Paul Ryan uncorked a disturbing honest-to-God fact at the Republican National Convention last night — one that underscores the severity...

    August 30, 2012 4:00 PM ET
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