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California Vindicates Liberalism

California Vindicates Liberalism

Paul Krugman, New York TimesCalifornia has long suffered from political paralysis, with budget rules that allowed an increasingly extreme Republican minority to hamstring a Democratic ...

The Presidency Isn’t More Difficult Now

M. Dickinson, Presidential PowerThe Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote an interesting column two days ago under the headline “It’s Virtually Impossible to be a Successful ...

Maura Healey Returns to Talk Massachusetts Attorney General Primary Race and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

This week I revisited Maura Healey, who’s running for the office of attorney general in Massachusetts and was recently endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign ...

How VA Reform Fell Apart In Less Than 4 Days

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), during an interview Wednesday night, criticized President Barack Obama for naiveté in congressional relations. The White House, the senator ...

California’s Death-Penalty Regime Ruled Unconstitutional: It Should Have Been Buried More Than 50 Years Ago

On July 16, 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney invalidated California’s death penalty. After reviewing voluminous evidence he held that: Inordinate and unpredictable delay ...

Compassionate Conservatism Gets a Reboot

Compassionate Conservatism Gets a Reboot

Eleanor Clift, The Daily BeastAfter traveling around the country for the last year to better understand what works to combat poverty, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan ...

Ryan’s Plan Is Paternalistic, and Smart

Reihan Salam, SlatePaul Ryan has just released a new anti-poverty plan, and it’s a doozy. Though the plan is very much a work in progress—Ryan’s ...

The Vacant Presidency

Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostThe president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising ...

Iraq: Rise of the Gangster State — Why We Need a Better, Bolder Response to ISIS

Iraq: Rise of the Gangster State — Why We Need a Better, Bolder Response to ISIS

Iraq’s a mess. President Obama has sent 300 elite troops back to Iraq, dispatched John Kerry to patch up splits in the shaky coalition supporting ...

Marco Rubio: End Relief For Dreamers

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday called on the Obama administration to “wind down” a policy that has helped more than 550,000 undocumented ...

Mitch McConnell Urges Myanmar To Reform Constitution

Mitch McConnell Urges Myanmar To Reform Constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell issued a strong call Thursday for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Poll Finds Sam Brownback Trailing His Democratic Challenger

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is still trailing Democratic rival Paul Davis, a poll released Thursday finds. A KSN News poll found Davis, a member ...

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Libya: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Last Stand?

Libya: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Last Stand?

(Source: Facebook) Libya is a failing state. The central government has no control of even the capital Tripoli, which is now controlled by competing militias. ...