Monthly Archives: December 2012

This week’s Herald column: the Radical Party

This week’s column takes on a familiar foe … 

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Yes, NRA, guns ARE the problem

The slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary in a small, safe suburb in Connecticut, by a deranged 20-year-old toting nearly a half dozen of his mother’s cherished guns (one of which he used to kill her), has led us to once … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: the politics of work

Playing a bit of posting catch-up: here’s my column from Thursday on the GOP’s war on unions.

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It starts … John Boehner tries to assert himself, right wing freaks out

John Boehner finally did something ballsy today: he kicked four House Republicans off of key finance and budget committees, for bucking his leadership, including two who voted against the poor people smacking Ryan budget, not because it was too cruel, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Capehart stands by my Grover Norquist correction

On Tuesday’s “Now with Alex,” Alex Wagner tried mightily to get Grover Norquist to answer a simple question: whether closing tax loopholes is the same as raising someone’s taxes, since both result in that person paying more money to Uncle … Continue reading

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Why Republicans can’t make a deal on the ‘fiscal cliff’

I’m with Lindsey Graham, who said, “I think we’re going over the fiscal cliff” this past weekend. We are. And we are, because Congressional Republicans, and their ostensible leader, John Boehner, can’t make the deal they know they have to … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum finally reaches his logical conclusion

He is exactly where he should be …

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What should Mitt Romney do now?

Mitt Romney doesn’t know what to do with himself, now that he’s not going to be president.

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