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‘President Evil’ captures hyperbole of GOP presidential politics

Presidential candidates of all stripes routinely promise more than they can deliver and cast their opponents’ policies in the worst possible light.  But the demonization of the opposing candidate seems largely a specialty market of the Republican Party. Jon Stewart … Continue reading

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The new, improved, tougher Barack Obama

There’s a really interesting post on Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog in the Washington Post today. As Congress moves toward extending the payroll tax cut for the rest of this year — a remarkable retreat or return to sanity by a Republican caucus … Continue reading

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Obama: Speaking softly but carrying a big stick

Suddenly Barack Obama seems to be doing everything right. Gone is the president seemingly so eager to compromise with the unyielding GOP that he often got rolled.  Last month, Obama backed the House leadership into a corner when  he wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The president finds his voice

Barack Obama gave a brilliant speech in Kansas yesterday, one steeped in history and explicitly clear in its message. Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few … Continue reading

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Where’s the captain of this foundering ship?

Americans struggling for answers find themselves caught between a president who can’t seem to keep his focus on the country’s overriding problem of joblessness and a political opposition captive to extremists. It’s a scary place to be in a violent … Continue reading

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Here we go again: GOP replays its ‘class warfare’ card

Stay true to the message, even if it in no way resembles reality. That’s been the Republican strategy since Karl Rove became what some called “Bush’s brain” more than a decade ago, and the party has played it with considerable … Continue reading

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Another week in politics: From simply stupid to sicko stuff

Barack Obama didn’t have to lose this fight; he didn’t have to start it. On its face, the president’s request to address the joint houses of Congress the first day after their summer recess looks reasonable.  But reasonable is not … Continue reading

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