GOP and Dem Leaders Hold Hands, Sing “We Shall Overcome”

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A moment meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been called awkward, hilarious and beautiful. Here’s the video. Where do you stand?

Eric Cantor’s Tea Party Blues

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in a primary last night tells us a lot of about the state of the GOP.

Understanding Bergdahlgate

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The Republican fury over the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has more to do with the current state of the GOP than anything Obama did.

No The Democrats Are Not Doomed In November

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Despite all the hype otherwise, the 2014 elections are hardly set in stone.

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Good Guy You Learned in the Sandbox

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James Stafford learned the secret to being a good citizen as a little boy. You probably did, too.

Our Old Congress

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Congress is older than ever these days and that could pose problems for our democracy.

I Care About Your Stick Figure Family

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We are not that different or separate, but by negatively focusing on our differences, we will feel we are.

An Open Letter To The DCCC

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The depressing emails have got to stop.

A Few Reasons Why Republicans Have to Stop Saying President Obama is the Worst President in History

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Republicans often claim that President Obama is the worst president in history but how does he really compare to the worst of the worst?

The Republican Party and their ‘Communication Problems’

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Neil O’Farrell points out that losing an election is not about a failure of communication.

The End Of The Grand Bargain

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The era of trying to strike a bipartisan grand bargain over entitlements, taxes, and the deficit appears to be over.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Call It Bickering

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The word “bickering” is one of the most overused terms in the lexicon of the political media.

Voting for Men

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Paul Pierle is waiting for a return to a more progressive path, for politics and for men.

The Republican Sea Change On Evolution

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The decline in the number of self-identified Republicans who believe in evolution only reflects the change in those who identify as Republican.

The End Of Obamacare Repeal

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Very quietly, Republican politicians are giving up on their dream of repealing the President’s health care law.

Dear Santa: Why Are People Hurting My Mommy?

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Warren Blumenfeld implants his current political awareness into his mind when he was a little boy writing a letter to Santa.