Tag Archives: U.S. History

Newt Gingrich vs … Ronald Reagan?

Newt Gingrich keeps saying he’s the real Reagan Republican. Reagan’s ghost would beg to differ…

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**UPDATED: Barack Obama and the myth of the progressive ‘majorities’

To progressives who complain about Barack Obama “squandering” the progressive majorities he supposedly had going for him when he was elected president, I refer you to the following chart (from Wikipedia):

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Right wing group withdraws slave language from marriage pledge Bachmann signed

Well that didn’t take long. A conservative group that put out a marriage pledge saying slave kids had it better than black kids today, because at least they had a mother and father … gulp … has withdrawn the language. … Continue reading

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Oops, she did it again. Palin mangles Cold War history

Come on, Sarah.

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P.M. clicks: Times Square Miranda, Weigel’s Frances Martel problem, and Joe Lieberman’s authoritarian fantasy

ICYMI, today is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, in which members of the National Guard gunned down college students protesting the Vietnam war. Could Dave Weigel, who is a very good reporter, recently hired by the WaPo … Continue reading

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On President’s Day, the POTUS sexy ranking (plus, the 5 scariest people who never became president)

Because really, what is more important than that? [Spoiler alert: you get points for having mutton chops, dating or being a Hollywood celeb, or wrestling an alligator, none for being jowly, fat or just plain mean...] Enjoy, courtesy of Nerve.com. … Continue reading

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