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Get Back to Work, Congressnew

Last Thursday, Republican House Majority Leader Rep. John Boehner sent his party home and effectively adjourned the U.S. House of Representatives for the holidays. In his wake, he left the GOP—and much of the nation—disheveled and rudderless regarding the nation's so-called fiscal cliff.
Jackson Free Press  |  JFP Editorial Board  |  12-27-2012  |  Commentary

Liberals - Fooled Again

It didn't take long for Obama to sell out the liberal base of his party the first time. Well, here it is, December 2012: fooled again.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  12-24-2012  |  Elections

The Year in Closed Governmentnew

How a private email network exposed the secret dealings of top government officials.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Justin Horwath and Joey Peters  |  12-20-2012  |  Politics

Birther Gary Kreep's Family-Law Recordnew

Birther judge-elect opposed parental rights for communists and lesbians as a lawyer, and faced allegations of spousal abuse.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Dave Maass  |  12-20-2012  |  Politics

Can Richmond, Calif. Progressives Regroup?new

The Richmond Progressive Alliance is contemplating its future after getting thumped by Chevron in the election.
East Bay Express  |  John Geluardi  |  12-17-2012  |  Politics

Breaking: A Serious Discussion in

Discretionary spending includes infrastructure, energy investment, and education, as well as spending on defense and homeland security.
Jackson Free Press  |  Todd Stauffer  |  12-13-2012  |  Politics

A Tag-Away-and-blender-filled Christmasnew

A humorous look at the difficulties of buying gifts for men as we get older.
Lagniappe  |  Rob Holbert  |  12-13-2012  |  Commentary

Put the Marriage Amendment on Holdnew

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday may have given Indiana Republicans an early Christmas present when it decided to hear the constitutionality of California's Prop 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in the Golden State.
NUVO  |  Abdul-Hakim Shabazz  |  12-12-2012  |  Commentary

Pinot, Poverty and Politicsnew

Voters reelect a supervisor who promises to use his position at ABAG to limit housing requirements in Napa -- and the lawsuits fly
North Bay Bohemian  |  Rachel Dovey  |  12-12-2012  |  Politics

Newt’s still got it, but the Tea Party is so 2010new

Just before Tea Party heartthrob Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced that he would be leaving the U.S. Senate in January to head up the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, a new poll released Wednesday showed support was weak for the Tea Party in the outgoing senator’s home state.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  12-07-2012  |  Politics

The "New" Bobby Jindalnew

How the Louisiana governor's current reinvention tracks with his past.
Gambit  |  Stephanie Grace  |  12-05-2012  |  Politics

The Contraception Warsnew

Most of you have surely heard by now that former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is blaming his resounding loss on "gifts" that President Obama offered young voters, African Americans and Latinos.
Jackson Free Press  |  Donna Ladd  |  11-30-2012  |  Commentary

What we imagine an interview with Joan Crockatt would be likenew

Conservative Joan Crockatt just won a by-election to become the Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre. Joan doesn't talk to us, but if she did, we imagine it would go like this.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Drew Anderson  |  11-29-2012  |  Commentary

A 12-year mental health crisis comes to a headnew

North Carolina Gov.-elect Pat McCrory will need to straighten out the group homes mess. After that, much bigger questions loom.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  11-29-2012  |  Commentary

The New Mathnew

Want to privatize schools? You might want to buy up an election cycle or two first.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Chris Potter  |  11-28-2012  |  Elections

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