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Neal Gabler

Neal Gabler And How Not To Make It

To somebody like me whose professional career roughly parallels Gabler’s, the man’s personal choices are mind-boggling. As he correctly points out, “writer…is a financially perilous profession.” To keep your head above water, it’s important to keep your wits about you.

April 27, 2016

GOP Thinks The 47 Percent Aren’t Trying Hard Enough

Remember the 47 percent? Republicans do — and they’re still disparaging them.

January 24, 2015

Paul Ryan Breaks The Silence Surrounding Poverty In America

Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people to animals one feeds from the back door and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning calling them stray raccoons? And let’s […]

July 30, 2014

WATCH: Another Republican Attacks The ’47 Percent’

When former U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez won the GOP nomination for governor of Colorado, many Republicans breathed a sigh of relief. Beauprez edged extreme anti-immigration candidate Tom Tancredo in the primary, and was viewed as much less likely to be hurt by a controversial gaffe in the general election. So much for that. On Wednesday, […]

July 3, 2014

Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Conservatives Believe Poor ‘Have It Easy’

When Mitt Romney infamously mused on the 47 percent of Americans who leech off the government, he may have been speaking for about 80 percent of his party. On Thursday, the Pew Research Center released a wide-ranging survey on political attitudes in an increasingly polarized United States. The survey, which sampled a massive 10,013 adults […]

June 27, 2014