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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Mar.12.2014
From Huffington Post. March 11, 2014 In an interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson during last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann said the downfall of the bill, which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay individuals on religious grounds,...
sean-beaudoin's picture
Oct.16.2012
(Originally posted at The Weeklings, October 10th, 2012.) Point/Counterpoint is a beloved feature that first appeared in the fall 1972 edition of the Weeklings. PC/P is the product of an intellectual tradition hearkening back to storied Oxford debate squads and the golden age of radio, in which...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Oct.12.2012
My lack of interest in sports competitions is so total that I’ve sometimes wondered if it is dangerous, un-American, or both. You know the World War II movies where the German spy is discovered among war prisoners in the Stalag because he can’t say who won the most recent World Series? All...
will-durst's picture
Aug.19.2012
With the election slipping away like a handful of mercury on a turbocharged merry-go-round, Mitt Romney managed to change the conversation from unreleased tax returns and foreign misadventures by plucking Paul Ryan out of the Wisconsin wilds to be his running mate. "Romney-Ryan." Short,...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Aug.13.2012
A Romney presidency, especially if coupled with Republican control of both houses of Congress, would create such economic catastrophe that people would no longer be able to feed their puppies.             Consequently, Mitt's secret offshore...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jul.21.2011
President Obama is making a huge mistake by trying to build consensus between the two parties. This is no time for negotiating nor is this any time to be talking about taking down the national debt. This talk of making a "deal" with his opposition as a sign of leadership is ridiculous...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jul.21.2011
President Obama is making a huge mistake by trying to build consensus between the two parties. This is no time for negotiating nor is this any time to be talking about taking down the national debt. This talk of making a "deal" with his opposition as a sign of leadership is ridiculous...
will-durst's picture
Jun.06.2011
Like corroded clockwork, the Republicans once again find themselves in the middle of a public relations disaster the size of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. Specifically, their plan to reform Medicare, which some folks say is akin to a tornado's plan to reform trailer courts. Of course I'm...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Apr.07.2011
Do you feel like tucking your head under your wing and letting the world go by? You are not alone. When political discourse—such as the current combat over the federal budget—is this frighteningly unhinged from on-the-ground reality, a raw will to power is in play. Never mind all the spin, the...
kate-clinton's picture
Apr.06.2011
Somewhere those end-time rapturists are kicking back with a big stogey, an Armagedda-tini and a big fat smile on their slab faces.  Bring it on.  The Obstinance-Only Teabagging GOP is determined to fulfill their promise to shut down the government. Then what? Wisconsin Sen. Paul D. Ryan, another...