Can The GOP Love Itself, Or Anybody Else?

“Honey, if you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?…..Can I get an amen?” — RuPaul One of the most interesting things about the focus on […]
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The Right Time vs. The Right Thing

“The Time is always right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “to do the right thing.” Unfortunately, that’s not always true in Washington. Courage and conviction is too often in […]
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Will The Supreme Court Repeal The Gay Tax?

I was chatting with my neighbor this weekend, as we watched our children playing together, she brought up the subject of the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments for and against […]
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Addiction, Recovery, and The Sequester

It was only a matter of time. As the debate over the sequester’s damaging, “just plain dumb,” across-the-board cuts ramped up, I just knew someone on the right would attempt […]
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The High Price of “Just Plain Dumb” Sequester Cuts

The Truth and Consequences of Sequestration, Pt. 2 Earlier I wrote that truth about the sequester is that White House prescribed it as antidote to the “fever” that had driven […]
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What Will The Sequester Do To Your State?

For folks in Washington, sequestration is kind of like gambling with someone else’s money. (Congressional salaries are exempt, after all.) Republicans are betting that either (a) the sequester will be […]
What Will The Sequester Do To Your State?
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The GOP Is Losing The Sequester Blame Game

The “sequester” is a terrible idea. It will do terrible things to the economy and the lives of millions of Americans. It was a terrible idea from the beginning, when […]
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The Three Faces of the GOP

Watching the various Republican responses — official and otherwise — to President Obama's state of the Union address was a bit like watching a right-wing remake of The Three Faces of Eve, the 1957 classic about a woman who suffered from "multiple personality disorder" that won Joanne Woo...
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The Kids Are Alright, But the GOP May Not Be

The GOP is perhaps just beginning to digest the message of the 2012 election; in which the demographics of their coalition can be summed up as old, white, wealthy, and […]
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From Seneca Falls, Selma, And Stonewall … Forward

Four years ago, my husband and I opted to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration from home. The very likely reality of spending most of the day outdoors, standing in the cold, […]
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God, Guns, Gays and Conservatism’s Slow Grift

Today, President Obama signed a broad array of executive orders to curb gun violence, in what was the boldest Presidential action against gun violence since the Clinton administration. In a […]
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"Death Panel" of GOP Governors Refuse Medicaid Expansion

A growing number Republican Governors are refusing to expand their state Medicaid programs. The Supreme Court weakened the Medicaid expansion written into the Affordable Care Act, when it ruled that […]
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The House GOP’s Disaster Relief Disaster

After a day or so of public shaming by fellow Republicans like New Jersery Gov. Chris Christie, and New York Rep. Peter King (R, N.Y. 3), House Republican leadership managed […]
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The "Fiscal Cliff" Deal in Black, Brown, And White

Now that the "fiscal cliff" deal has gone down, we have a couple of months to argue over the "winners" and "losers" before the country is dragged into the next of DC's.
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Progressive Leaders Stand Against Social Security Cuts

Yesterday, I posted that progressive leaders in Congress are saying “No Deal” to “fiscal cliff’ deals that cut Social Security benefits while cutting the wealthy yet another break on taxes. […]
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Meanwhile, Back In The Real Economy

Howard Kurtz writes that Americans are "tuning out" the "fiscal cliff" debates in Washington because "the players haven’t gotten serious," about making a deal.
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Reports of Grover Norquist’s Demise Exaggerated

For years progressives have simultaneously envied and despised Grover Norquist for his ability to organize conservatives and keep them organized, and more recently for the power his anti-tax pledge has […]
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Minorities to Republicans: We’re Just Not That Into You.

Hey GOP, here’s some friendly advice. You know that diverse coalition that carried President Obama to victory (not to mention sending a number of progressives to the Senate, and delivering […]
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