The Tough Road to a Trade Deal Between the US and Europe


When the EU-US summit kicks off in Brussels this week, the prospects of a new trade deal will be jostling for attention with events in Ukraine.

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Gaffes Don’t Matter


The political media loves to cover politicians making gaffes, but at the end of the day they don’t really matter at all.

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Nate Silver’s Epic Fail

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Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight site has gotten some pretty bad reviews in its first two weeks.

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Four Other Presidents Who Weren’t Able To ‘Combat Russian Aggression’


The Kremlin’s hardline foreign policy is not a problem unique to Barack Obama.

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Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?


Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and yes, Ayn Rand would rather blame poverty within our communities and low achievement in our schools on the “cultures” of those suffering from the social inequities.

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The Swift and Quiet Death of ‘Loyal Opposition’

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Here’s to wishing the Democratic opposition to Iraq took a page from Lindsey Graham’s playbook.

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The Incredible Sinking Barack Obama


President Obama’s approval ratings have been remarkably stable over the past four years.

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Why Are Millennials More Liberal And Less Trusting?


Millennial attitudes toward trust reflect the right wing’s teaching every-man-for-himself ideology

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The Strange Death of David Camp’s Tax Reform

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The end of a GOP tax reform bill shows the weakness of Republican reformers.

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America’s Sexual Dysfunction Problem

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Tweet Our culture has a serious, childish issue with sex. – On Sunday night, I was treated to the news via Facebook that a drunken couple at my alma mater, the University of Delaware, had sex behind a dumpster at Grotto’s Pizza (a legendary Delaware pizza establishment), in the same parking lot that I parked […]

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Paul Ryan’s Broken Culture

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Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s attempts to blame poverty on culture show how out of touch he is with reality.

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Michele Bachmann Thinks The Gay Community Is A Bunch of “Bullies”


In Michele Bachmann’s America, the LGBTQ community is a mafia.

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How Voters Think, Obamacare Edition


One Michigan women shows how irrational voters can be.

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Can Federal Prison Reform Actually Happen?


Most of the major players seem to be on board. Will prison reform succeed where other big ideas have failed?

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For Clues About 2016, Ignore The Polls And Follow CPAC

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Polling about the 2016 presidential race doesn’t mean much right now, but that doesn’t mean the invisible primary isn’t going on as we speak.

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How To Undermine Your Party’s Most Convincing Argument In Two Easy Steps


Congressman Alan Grayson and how to blow a hole through the party line.

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