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Having seen his lead in national polls evaporate and desperate to reset the trajectory of the race before it’s too late, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign rolled out a fresh barrage of opposition research and negative talking points Monday morning, including a new website slamming Newt Gingrich: www.unreliableleader.com

The attacks were familiar, including the two favorites: a hit on Newt for doing a global warming PSA with Nancy Pelosi, and a reminder to conservative activists that he trashed Paul Ryan’s Medicare privatization scheme as “right-wing social engineering.”

Whether Romney will begin and maintain a barrage of negative television ads as he did against Mike Huckabee in the closing days of his desperate 2008 campaign remains unclear, though we have to assume the former Massachusetts governor and corporate executive has sufficient money on hand — and nothing to lose.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."