Eric Cantor’s Fall & Bogus Republican Bedtime Stories

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The main stream conversation about Cantor’s fall is missing the point: Charles D. Ellison explains how.

Are The Democrats Unified After All?

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Compared to their past, the Democrats of today are remarkably united.

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Partisan Side

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One of the biggest myths in American politics is that the other side is always doing much better than you are.

Liberals Should Want Someone To Run Against Hillary

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If liberals want their policy preferences respected they should work to get more people in the presidential race.

The Coming Democratic Battle Over Education Reform

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Forget financial regulations or the NSA, the biggest division in the Democratic Party in the future will probably be over education reform.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Fannie Lou Hamer

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Fannie Lou Hamer might be most famous for saying “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”, but she should be remembered as the woman that saved the Democrat Party.

What Is Hillary Running On Anyway?

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It remains to be seen what issues Hillary Clinton’s campaign will stress on the road to 2016.

Hillary’s Big Win

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Don’t look now but the Hillary 2016 campaign is picking up major steam.

Tuesday’s Election Tells us Nothing About 2014

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Ignore all those pundits telling you that the 2013 elections tell you something about 2014 or beyond.

In Politics, Voting is Just the Start

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Terry McAuliffe’s likely win in Virginia’s race for governor shows how if you want to influence politics, voting is just the start.

Yes Liberals, Cory Booker is Your Friend

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Liberals should welcome the new senator from New Jersey.

Hillary’s Ghosts of Campaigns Past

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Less than a year after Hillary Clinton left her position as Secretary of State, many of the trends that derailed her campaign for the White House in 2008 are reemerging.

Jesse Jackson Jr. is no Political Hero

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The disgraced former member of Congress deserves acknowledgement for being willing to admit his guilt, but that’s about it.

Has the Republican Party Lost its Mind?

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Some Republicans are arguing they can win by writing off minority voters. But this would be bad for the GOP and terrible for the country.

Be Less Loyal

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Putting aside issues of team and party affiliation, Jim Jividen believes intellectual consistency is the highest possible value.

Robert F. Kennedy and Me

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On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.