Monthly Archives: August 2012

This week’s Herald column: who controls the GOP?

I talked about this subject Wednesday on the “Martin Bashir Show” and on “The Last Word” last night. But it bears repeating: the Republican Party’s political operatives, and its media hacks (think Rush, Hannity, Coulter…) have been rolling the conservative … Continue reading

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Here we go again: Congressman David Rivera linked to corruptitude

What is it with this guy? He escapes prosecution for a long list of alleged campaign finance improprieties, and he’s been linked to a variety of scandals too numerous to mention succinctly (read all about them here). But now, Marco … Continue reading

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This is brilliant: the ‘Song of Mitt’s Self’ (video)

Mitt remixed, to try and explain what he believes… h/t the Huffington Post

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If you read nothing else today, read this: notes from GOPer who fled the ‘cult’

Stop me if you’ve read this before… I don’t know how I missed it when it was originally published, in September of last year (though maybe it was because it was scarcely mentioned in the media. I find almost no … Continue reading

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To understand Paul Ryan, you have to understand Ayn Rand (video)

Watch Rand on the old “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, explaining her secular gospel of selfishness: Part two after the jump…

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Chris Matthews explains Paul Ryan on ‘Morning Joe’

I don’t think it gets any plainer than the way Matthews explained Ryan’s philosophy this morning on “Morning Joe.” In short: Paul Ryan is an Ayn Randian who believes you incentivize rich people by giving them more money, and you … Continue reading

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A smart idea on assault weapons control

From Eliot Spitzer.

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Ticketus Upsidedownus (or, Erick Erickson’s still worried about Mitt)

Today on MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt, I said the Paul Ryan pick is helpful to Mitt Romney’s campaign in the short term, but a net negative in the long term (if you can call 80-plus days long term). Here’s … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: the politics of theft

Forgot to post this on Thursday.

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Is the Republican Liberty Caucus of Wisconsin scrubbing their Ryan hit page?

This is what you get right now, when you try to pull up the Libertarian-leaning Republican Liberty Caucus of Wisconsin’s website, which formerly had a post entitled “Does Paul Ryan’s Record Match His Rhetoric?” (

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