Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack

Jeb Bush Needs Some Razzle-Dazzle

Sometimes there’s a fine line between mild-mannered and wimpy. No one’s expecting Jeb to morph into an electrifying personality at age 62 — but they do expect evidence of a pulse. So here’s plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.

August 25, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Rick Perry Tries To Break Out By Attacking Pretty Much Everybody

No money, no press, no poll numbers — it’s hard out there for Rick Perry.

August 24, 2015
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Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015
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Republicans Or Social Security? On 80th Anniversary, Still An Easy Choice

Greed is always in fashion on Wall Street. But working Americans see no reason to hand Social Security over to the banks, as the Republican candidates propose, when its administrative costs amount to well under one percent of its revenues.

August 14, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Special GOP Demented Debates Edition

Bluster, braggadocio, blowhards, oh my! The twin GOP debates that aired on Fox News Thursday were a buffet of bravado, casual misogyny, ignorance, xenophobia, and leaps of illogic.

August 8, 2015
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Minor League GOP Candidates Take The Same Line At Warmup Debate: ‘Go Backwards’

If any GOP contender in the so-called “minor-league” had suffered a loss in confidence from their low poll numbers, none of them showed it.

August 6, 2015
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Ted Cruz And The Politics Of Faith And Fear

There’s also a dynamic in which each candidate is compelled to out-Herod Herod. To be outflanked on the right is to lose ground.

July 28, 2015
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5 Reasons The GOP Can’t Let Marriage Equality (And Love) Win

The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.

June 29, 2015
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Right Wingers Rage Against Marriage Equality

Right-wingers are variously calling for defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling — and warning that America could face the wrath of God.

June 26, 2015
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‘Religious Liberty’ Is The Next Frontier In Gay Rights Battle

In the next round of the marriage equality battle — expect to see same-sex rights pitted against the rights of those with religious objections.

June 26, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Larry Wilmore Crashes Bill O’Reilly’s Party

Larry inserted himself into the Fox News host’s show, in order to give some aerial support to the one liberal guest against Bill’s flip responses. “‘So what’?! Slavery gets a ‘So what’?!”

June 25, 2015
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5 Things To Remember About Bobby Jindal

While it can be hard to distinguish between the different players in this congested contest, Jindal stands out from the pack for the following five reasons.

June 24, 2015
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Bobby Jindal Announces Run For President With Bizarre Video

Bobby Jindal (R-LA) released a strange home movie to signal his entry in the presidential race.

June 24, 2015
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Poll: Ben Carson In First Place For Republicans — Just Barely

The pollster’s analysis says: “You would be hard pressed to look at these results and identify an emerging top tier in the Republican field, let alone a so-called frontrunner.”

June 15, 2015
Economic Growth Summit in Florida

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Make Their Cases

The first big 2016 Republican presidential event in Florida saw seven potential candidates call for tax reform and less government.

June 2, 2015
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The Power Of Fear

Why does the GOP keep up the scare tactics? Because they always work. They have exploited the base’s fear of a black president for six years and each midterm election has rewarded their extremism.

May 22, 2015
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Giving The “Gays, Guns, And God” Bloc Reason To Stay Home In 2016

White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.

April 25, 2015
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The Best 2016 GOP Candidate Is Marco Rubio: 5 Reasons That’s Horrible

Despite his once-sane views on immigration, his pleasant demeanor, and his optimism, Marco Rubio’s policies are atrocious. Possibly even more atrocious than those of his Republican competitors.

April 13, 2015
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To Balance Budgets, Governors Seek Higher Education Cuts

Republican governors across the country are using education cuts to fill their budget shortfalls.

March 30, 2015
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What Would The 2016 Republican Hopefuls Do With An Iran Deal?

All of the prospective Republican candidates for 2016 agree they would undermine President Obama’s nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S.

March 27, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Reefer Madness

Another edition of “This Week In Crazy,” our weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.

March 27, 2015
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Baton Rouge Emergency Room Closing Shows Cost Of Obamacare Fight

By rejecting Obamacare, Bobby Jindal opts out of Medicaid assistance for Baton Rougean, forcing neighborhood hospitals to close.

March 25, 2015
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Media’s Email Hysteria: Why Are Republicans Exempt?

If Clinton’s use of a private email account is so shocking to the Beltway media, why did they barely notice (and care even less) when millions of emails disappeared from the Bush White House?

March 13, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

6 Jokes We Should Retire Before The 2016 GOP Primaries Get Going

A guide on how to laugh at the insane upcoming presidential campaign.

February 9, 2015
Rick Perry

Perry: Change Must Come From Outside DC

Yes, Rick Perry is still running for president.

February 6, 2015
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