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Distance?

Jon Stewart makes a very good point about Democrats who thought it was smart to distance themselves from the president. Who in the world would ever think that was a good idea? And why did Obama play along with it? Distancing themselves from Obama seems to have made the Democratic loss far worse. If there […]

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Criticism?

© Tom Tomorrow I often wish that political parties didn’t exist or were illegal. Indeed, George Washington in his farewell address famously warned against political parties, saying that they would lead to “frightful despotism” because of their tendency to distract the government from their duties, create unfounded jealousies among groups and regions, raise false alarms […]

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Return of the Jedi

Obama in a speech this week, makes a really good case against “false equivalences” from the media. I couldn’t have said it better myself! You’ll hear if you watch the nightly news or you read the newspapers that, well, there’s gridlock, Congress is broken, approval ratings for Congress are terrible. And there’s a tendency to […]

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Love, Actually

A hilarious factoid in The Economist from a poll of married couples, asking whether both spouses always voted the same way. 73% of the married men said yes. “The wives’ response? Just 49% said yes.” Also interesting is that unmarried women, who accounted for nearly a quarter of all votes cast in the 2012 presidential […]

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Extremist Conspiracy

[by Andy Borowitz. Reprinted from The Borowitz Report.] Bachmann Claims White House Has Links to Extremist Group Called Democrats WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Representative Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) stirred controversy today by claiming that several key members of the Obama Administration had links to a shadowy extremist group called the Democratic Party. While Representative […]

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Bipartisanship

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Barack Obama is Luke Skywalker

Jon Stewart is awesomely funny:

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Winning, Losing, or Governing

William Saletan has a thoughtful article that takes the media to task for obsessing about politics as a sport, where the only thing that matters is whether you win or lose, and nobody cares how you actually play the game. After all, we keep saying that we want our politicians to be less partisan, and […]

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Personally, I’d like to abolish political parties

© Ben Garrison According to a survey by Rasmussen Reports, most voters expected Republicans to win control of the House of Representatives. But what is really ironic is that — even before the election — 59% think it is likely that most voters will be disappointed with the Republicans in Congress before the elections in […]

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Tea or Tree?

© Lisa Benson I’m not actually completely sure what this is trying to say, but it made me laugh!

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Split Decision?

© Mike Luckovich Now that’s an enthusiasm gap!

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Bum Ride

© Joel Pett I’m all for reform, but it seems like we are going backward rather than forward.

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WTF?

Are we really this stupid?

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To Do What?

© Joel Pett

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Ironically, Scott Brown’s election helped health care reform

David Axelrod, one of Obama’s closest advisors, claims that Scott Brown’s upset victory in Massachusetts, which cost the Democrats their supermajority in the Senate, actually helped get health care reform passed. After the election, Republicans gleefully declared reform dead, since the Democrats didn’t have the votes to stop a Republican filibuster. But instead, in the […]

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