Monthly Archives: September 2011

John Boehner: still not in control of his caucus

A GOP insider told me recently that shortly after the 2010 election, they told newly minted House Speaker John Boehner that he wouldn’t be able to control his freshmen, which this person says they knew because they’d helped elect them. … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: Obama’s new economic script

The president flips the script.

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Troy Davis’ death will haunt America

This is one of those columns I wish I didn’t have to write.

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How ever does he get by? Tea party congressman struggling to feed his kids on $400k a year

Today on MSNBC, the world witnessed the crushing humanity of a tea party congressman just scraping by … on the $400,000 left over after his fast food franchises’ $6 million is worn down by those greedy, greedy workers…

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Cornel West teams up with Ralph Nader in hopes of primarying Obama

From the Washington Post: Liberal activists and academics displeased with the Obama administration’s handling of several issues popular with progressives say they are seeking candidates willing to mount a primary challenge against President Obama next year.

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How to beat a billionaire (or, enter the ‘Buffett rule’)

If you’re fighting against a very rich man, in a very deep economic malaise, the best way to beat the rich man is simply to point him out.

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(Video) What will happen to Troy Davis?

From PoliticsNation yesterday: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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(Video) Riots in the streets? Joy debates Michael Steele, Dinesh D’Souza and Larry Kudlow

One of my favorite shows to appear on, The Kudlow Report, invited me on-set for their “free market Friday” panel, to discuss New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s comments about “riots in the streets” if young Americans don’t start seeing the … Continue reading

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Why does America still execute people?

The rousing applause Rick Perry received when he said he loses no sleep over having signed 235 death warrants as governor of Texas was chilling. But Americans are incredibly complacent — if not giddy in some quarters, apparently — about … Continue reading

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Perry suppoters LIKE that he hates science, and other strange stuff from the Bloomberg poll

The tea party is a strange, angry little rump of the Republican Party that nonetheless, holds the whip hand over the GOP at the moment, at least electorally. (Wall Street holds the whip in actuality.) So the latest Bloomberg poll … Continue reading

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