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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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This week’s Herald column: Sorry, Boehner, it’s not over

This week’s column details the reasons why, in my opinion, the GOP’s civil war is just beginning. 

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Why they’re like this

There are three reasons Republicans can’t do the obvious (open the government, raise the debt ceiling) …

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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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Ladies and gentlemen, the totally non-partisan, apolitical tea party …

Were they right to use an algorithm to target people with “tea party” in their name? No. But did they have a legitimate reason to wonder whether the sudden upsurge in “tea party” 501(c)4s seemed suspicious, so maybe they should make sure there was no fraud going on? Yes. Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: New America held hostage, by Old America

They aren’t going to secede …

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John Boehner, the GOP insurgents and the perils of striking the king

A much younger John Boehner stands beside then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom Boehner would later turn on in a failed attempted coup. There is a saying in military lore, that if you’re going to strike the king, you’d better … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: the Radical Party

This week’s column takes on a familiar foe … 

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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?” (http://wi.rlc.org/2010/08/paul-ryans-record/)

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