Why Political Reporters Can Seem So Shallow

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Political reporters can come across as shallow because they spend too much time covering process over substance.

Do More Americans Want a More Active U.S. in World Affairs?

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With ISIS becoming a growing threat and potential global destabilizing force, should The U.S. take a leadership role, as part of a large international effort, to defeat it?

The Republican Road Not Traveled

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Has the Republican Party’s strategy of obstruction during the Obama years really been that shrewd?

Gaffes Don’t Matter

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

Hey Jon Stewart, You Gotta Stop Making Fun of Mitch McConnell’s Face

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Despite her overwhelming love for The Daily Show, Joanna Schroeder thinks Jon Stewart’s turtle jokes about Senator McConnell are a hypocritical step too far.

Paul Ryan’s Big Lebowski Moment

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Republican threats to hold the debt ceiling hostage again are pretty silly.

Going Home to Newtown

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This post first ran on Dec. 20, 2012, one week after the tragedy of Newtown, as Sean Beaudoin returned to his hometown and grappled with what had happened.

The Coming Republican Blame Game

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Republicans need to look beyond their usual suspects to see how they lost the shutdown fight so badly.

The Coming Debt Ceiling Showdown

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Obama has no choice but to refuse to negotiate over raising the debt ceiling.

How GOP Extremism Shut Down the Government

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The government shutdown shows the consequences of the GOP’s changing political tactics in recent years.

Obama’s Great Week

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President Obama just won two major victories this week; unfortunately for him nobody’s talking about them.

The 10 at 10

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Mitch McConnell tries to solve the debt crisis, scientists might have discovered the God particle, and a tournament selects the best pop song of the last 30 years.