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Can Obama Fool Us Again?

Obama has announced that he is running for reelection. What on earth can he say to fool us into voting for him again? The mind boggles.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  04-06-2011  |  Commentary

Are Liberals Smarter? Ask Some Recent Studiesnew

A widely debated study published in the current issue of the scientific journal Social Psychology Quarterly tries to explain why most of us attach ourselves to broad political concepts like liberalism and conservatism and embrace different social and religious values.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  03-04-2010  |  Commentary

On Sheila Dixon: A Liberal's Lament for What Might Have Beennew

Perhaps my original expectations of Mayor Sheila Dixon had been so low that mere competence had moved me into her cheering section. But she'd gone beyond competence. At the very least, her administration was really good at managing public perceptions, which is a crucial skill in governing a morale-challenged city.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Tom Chalkley  |  01-19-2010  |  Commentary

The Joy of Receiving: A Year of Bailouts, Handouts and Hypocrisynew

For the first time since 1995, Democrats in Washington bow to no one — except the emperor of Japan. While they have not stimulated the job market, they thoroughly Christmas-goosed us conservatives.
Isthmus  |  David Blaska  |  12-28-2009  |  Commentary

Does Being an Artist Make You a Liberal?new

It's easy to see how the cost of education and a housing crisis affect the health of the citizenry. But reading a novel or watching a play? That's not so easy to see. Hence, we don't hear about it much. Even so, there is a long intellectual tradition of making the case for the arts in politics.
Charleston City Paper  |  John Stoehr  |  10-30-2008  |  Commentary

Thomas Frank on What's Wrong with Obamanew

Before he morphed into one of the few real leftists still taken seriously by the mainstream press, author Thomas Frank had an even lower profile.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  08-13-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

In D.C., Sen. Mark Pryor Aims Towards the Center -- Only the Left Seems to Mindnew

For someone so politically impregnable he faces no major party opposition for re-election, it's surprisingly easy to find negative comments on the internet about Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. They come largely from liberal Democrats, many critical of his votes in his first six-year term on national security, judicial appointments and a smattering of other matters.
Arkansas Times  |  Paul Barton  |  08-07-2008  |  Politics

Trolling Right-Wing Political Blogs Proves That November Can't Come Too Soonnew

Herewith, a rundown of 10 conservative web scribblers who, by virtue of their high readership or annoyance factor, are likely to invade your casual conversations until the gruesome finale of our Celebration of Democracy drives us all back to our blessed, customary ignorance.
Dallas Observer  |  Roy Edroso  |  04-28-2008  |  Politics

Moonbat Is On the Airnew

Michigan conservative radio host helps shed light on the rules of right-wing punditry.
SF Weekly  |  Harmon Leon  |  01-04-2006  |  Media

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