Category Archives: 2012

Today’s Herald column: change won’t come easy for the GOP

This week in the Herald, I explore the reasons why the conventional wisdom on the “new GOP” is likely wrong — and the party won’t be changing, or dramatically expanding its demographics, anytime soon… 

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Some post-election must-reads:

The election is over, alas … but it’s never really over until all the post-mortems are in. Here are some good ones for you to enjoy. 

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How to avoid being taken to the cleaners by a Republican consultant

Hi there. If you’re a conservative billionaire or even just a right wing multimillionaire (don’t worry, you’ll get there…) who’s been parted from a handsome chunk of money this election cycle, by Ralph Reed or Karl Rove, or any of … Continue reading

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Who will win tonight? Nate Silver or the Probability Truthers? (Plus TRR’s prediction map)

Well it’s that time, folks! We’ll all know tomorrow whether Nate Silver and math are right about this election, or whether the probability truthers will get the last laugh. Below is the TRR guess for the final map. Please keep … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: an election between two Americas

The column that spawned a world of hate male from members of Old America.

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Mitt Romney campaigns in the ‘white space’

A genius column by Tom Scocca (who by the way, is white.) Just thought I’d mention that.

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Mitt Romney wants to sell you a handy-dandy Hoover (with bonus ‘Midnight Hardball’ video)

My latest column at theGrio, in which I discover who Mitt Romney really is: a door-to-door salesman. (Photo from Democratic Underground, where you can find lots more where that came from.) Also, check out this clip from Midnight Hardball on … Continue reading

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The cure for Romnesia

Funny!

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Rebel with a cause: Bruce Springsteen gets specific about his politics in Rolling Stone

We’ve long known that The Boss is a Democrat (as he puts it, his mother told him as a kid that they were Democrats “because Democrats are for the working people.”) In the latest Rolling Stone, he explains his political … Continue reading

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NYTMag asks: do good businessmen make good presidents?

Well the history of the U.S. suggests not (George W. Bush, Herbert Hoover…)

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