Category Archives: Politics

You were wrong, Ron Christie

Anyone who witnessed the uncomfortable moment on the Melissa Harris Perry show this morning when Republican strategist Ron Christie went after Democratic strategist and former Congressional Black Caucus general counsel Angela Rye on the question of whether there were racial … Continue reading

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The alarm bells should be going off in GOPland right about now

A new set of data (yes, yes I know, they don’t “do” data…) offer bad, worse, and potentially catastrophic news for Republicans. Let’s start with the bad: The Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Americans disapprove of the way congress … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: Rafael runs the shutdown, Rush rules the party

In this week’s column, the media-political convergence between El Rushbo and Rafael the Canadian (AKA Ted Cruz) explains the shutdown, and the small band of House kamikazes who won’t let our government go.

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Obama calls congress’ bluff on Syria

President Obama says he will ask for congressional authorization to strike Syria.

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This week’s Herald column: sorry Marco, Ted Cruz is the right’s new Hispanic darling

A day late on this post, in which I lay out why Ted Cruz is the right’s new darling.

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This week’s Herald column: Demographics and the Florida GOP

  What keeps the campaign oppo folks who work for Rick Scott and the 2016 tinkerers around Marco Rubio up at night? It’s the demographics, stupid. (With a big hat tip to the boss, Steve Schale.)

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TRR’s Joy Reid on ‘Meet the Press’ – August 4, 2013

Check out part one of my appearance, with fellow guests, the truly great Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, and former Senator Rick Santorum: & Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy ; Part two after … Continue reading

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My own, private Florida boycott

This week’s Herald column, in which I explain why I’m skipping Florida as a destination for awhile.

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This week’s Herald column: the slavery-abortion analogy

OPINION — On Tuesday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee traveled to Texas, where the debate over an extremely restrictive — and more than likely unconstitutional — anti-abortion bill raged on this week. Huckabee came flanked by more than 3,000 anti-abortion protesters, and armed with a by now familiar message: Abortion is like slavery, and anti-abortion activists are the modern-day equivalent of abolitionists… Continue reading

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Chinese paper: Snowden took the Booz Allen job in order to leak

Greenwald pooh-poohed my, Andrew Sullivan’s and others’ queries (based on his tweets) as stupid conspiracy theories. Well, turns out they’re not…

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