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will-durst's picture
Apr.24.2010
Hard to feel much sympathy for the Republicans and the sloppy pool of tizzy they high- dived into. Perplexed as how to combat financial regulatory legislation, they are bouncing back and forth between a filibuster and a compromise like a ping- pong ball in a stainless steel shower stall. Their...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.27.2010
  The recent and protracted dust-up over health care has been both amusing and frightening. The Dems finally realized they could make hay of their time in power, and the Repubs acted downright confused, if not schizophrenic. Then there was the Tea Party crowd, who weren't quite sure what they...
will-durst's picture
Mar.26.2010
Otto Van Bismarck said, "Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made." Sausages? We would have loved to have seen some sausages. We would have killed for sausages. As any Wisconsin boy can tell you, sausages cooked indirectly over mesquite coals until crispy blistered...
stephen-evans's picture
Mar.25.2010
I was up around 2:00 AM last night, actually watching the Senate  "debate" over the health care reconciliation bill.   The Republican amendments got curioser and curioser, including the infamous Viagra amendment that Senator Coburn apparently forgot to submit on the reconciliation bill ...
clinton-fein's picture
Mar.23.2010
They fought until the bitter end. Opponents of health reform spent the first year of the Obama administration fighting tooth and nail to derail him and kill it, demonizing everyone and everything in their path. It inspired the birth of the Tea Party activists, a group of angry and confused...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Mar.12.2010
I've been watching the news lately, while being here in China. Yesterday, I heard that the President of United States Barrack Obama allowed his aunt from Kenya to stay illegally in the country. Then, I heard that that Barrack Obama is going to give amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants who are...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Mar.02.2010
One senator stands alone in stopping a measure that would cover those whose unemployment benefits have expired. That senator is a former major league baseball player, and Republican from Kentucky. His name is Jim Bunning--call him Ebenezer Bunning. One might call Sen. Bunning's actions those of a...
sam-barry's picture
Feb.15.2010
Now that it has been established by leaders and commentators across the political spectrum that the Obama administration is a failure, Americans everywhere must reassess their positions and plans for the three years that remain. This is good news for the Democrats: they no longer need to figure out...
fran-johns's picture
Feb.09.2010
The industrious Sarah Palin, having thankfully receded somewhat from front pages everywhere, has been all over cyberspace and the airwaves recently with her Tea Party appearances and her new Fox News job. There is cause for alarm. Palin is a grand master -- or perhaps mistress -- of the art of Us v...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.06.2009
After this week's big losses for Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey, one can't help but speculate about the impact the far right, bible belt conservatives will have on the landscape that is the Republican Party over the next eight years. Some see civil war already in the works with faux moderates...