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PostPartisan: October, 2011

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/31/2011

The flawed comparison of Cain to Clarence Thomas

The only thing the stories have in common is race.

By Ruth Marcus  |  05:08 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries cheapen marriage

The Kardashian-Humphries divorce makes a mockery of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:56 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Cain’s campaign made a bad situation worse

His aides have made a bad situation worse.

By Ruth Marcus  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011

What’s Karl Rove really up to?

Would he like Republican in the White House? Absolutely. But control of Congress is where it’s at.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/30/2011

Michele Bachmann’s callous and discreditable campaign

She does discredit to causes she seeks to serve.

By Michael Gerson  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011

‘All Children Matter’: report on LGBT families spotlights inequity

A report highlights the unfairness faced by gay parents and their children.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Yellow flowers’ edition

Who will make your television bleed and beg for mercy?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/27/2011

A Nobel Peace Prize winner questions Obama

Tawakkol Karman says she is not sure the United States supports democracy in her country.

By Jackson Diehl  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/27/2011

What made Steve Jobs?

Walter Isaacson’s new biography on the relative roles of nature and nurture.

By Ruth Marcus  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Perry, Trump, Obama and grades

Rick Perry jettisons one racist argument against Obama and adopts another.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Dial 9 for congressional approval

“We’re down to paid staffers and blood relatives.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Karl Rove and others circle wagons to (try to) save the GOP

The result of the GOP flirtation with the fringe is the once-unfathomable phrase “front-runner Herman Cain.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Rick Perry’s flat tax forgets the deficit

Media coverage missed the massive deficit increase his flat tax would cause.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:13 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 10/25/2011

A smoking-bad ad for Herman Cain

It could go down as the “Showgirls” of political ads.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:15 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Herman Cain should take his own advice on gays

He has a heart of stone on the issue.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Rick Perry’s ‘distractive’ birther talk

Come on, you knew it was coming. ‘Twas but a matter of time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Herman Cain doesn’t know what he’s talking about

Now at the top of the polls, Cain still doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Are the Republican candidates not taking Herman Cain seriously?

In Iowa, he’s a serious force.

By Michael Gerson  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Obama is right to stick to withdrawal in Iraq

The best U.S. role now is building institutions.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 10/21/2011

No regrets over pushing the U.S. into war with Iraq

Ahmed Chalabi reflects on pushing the U.S. into war with Iraq.

By David Ignatius  |  02:58 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Friday's p-Op quiz: ‘Used goods' edition

Why hasn’t Herman Cain’s lack of foreign policy knowledge hurt him?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘choice’ stance on gays doesn’t ‘wash’

Being black and being gay are God-given traits. Those who are both, like me, had no choice in the matter.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Jon Huntsman’s foreign policy opportunity

The foreign-policy debate could be his chance to re-enter the GOP race.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Herman Cain’s race problem

He’s all too eager to invoke race — against black Democrats.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Bahrain to U.S.: Stand up to Iran

Bahrain’s foreign minister warns the U.S.

By David Ignatius  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/19/2011

At the GOP debate, Freudian friction

At the Vegas debate, the candidates turned on each other for the smallest things.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 10/19/2011

More fuzzy math from Cain

His business tax is a value-added tax anyway you look at it.

By Ruth Marcus  |  09:42 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 10/18/2011

GOP debate — or screaming match? A digest of another Romney win.

Mitt Romney versus the world, or at least Rick Perry.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  11:40 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 10/18/2011

The Republican Bickersons

Attack, defend, attack and attack some more.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:16 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 10/18/2011

GOP debate: Cain and Romney win

Everyone stepped up their game, but Cain and Romney won.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:30 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Herman Cain’s unfunny border fence ‘joke’

His ‘mea culpa’ reeks of condescension.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Herman Cain’s national sales tax conundrum

With Cain’s help, my goal is to be less ‘stupid.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Three questions about millionaires’ taxes

Three questions about what the richest of the rich pay.

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Finally, a GOP foreign policy debate

CNN, the Heritage Foundation and AEI team up to hold a debate on the woefully neglected topic.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  11:04 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Romney and the joys of punditry

The risks of picking the GOP winner already.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/17/2011

What’s wrong with Washington? Two perspectives [Correction]

Mickey Edwards and David Walker diagnose the problem.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

1 percent poster child: Romney photo Bain of his existence

The 99 percent are enraged by the 1 percent — and this photo is emblematic of why.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘stupid’ defense of his ‘9-9-9’ tax plan

He must think we’re ‘stupid’ to believe his explanations of ‘9-9-9.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Occupy Wall Street vs. Tea Party

Conservatives defend their own kooks and attack the left’s.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Black Walnut’ edition

Which poll now has Herman Cain as the frontrunner of the Republican field?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Intelligence links Iran to Saudi diplomat’s murder

U.S. and Saudi officials believe Iranian operatives were behind the May 16 death of a Saudi diplomat.

By David Ignatius  |  07:04 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011

BlackBerry outage

This just seems in character for these clunky devices.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Frank Kameny: American hero

He showed gay men and lesbians — all Americans — what courage looked like.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 10/12/2011

The GOP debate as Animal Planet

Mitt Romney seems to be the top dog, but is he?

By Richard Cohen  |  09:39 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Republican debate: Still spinning on ideology

You have to hope they aren’t being fully truthful about their intentions.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:34 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Mitt Romney returns to frontrunner status

The former Massachusetts governor is more in command of the race now than ever.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:35 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 10/11/2011

What Iran’s alleged terror plot tells us

An assassination in Washington would be an unusually bold move for Tehran.

By David Ignatius  |  06:25 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Christie endorses Romney — and tells the GOP to get real

What his endorsement of Romney says about the GOP field — and his future.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Five easy queries

Real-world issues for the GOP hopefuls

By Charles Lane  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘plantation’ mentality

Breaking the “no slave imagery” rule.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:25 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/11/2011

GOP debaters: Tell us what we really need to know

Tell us something we don’t already know.

By Colbert I. King  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Ahead of GOP debate, candidates already face questions

This is a make-or-break night for some.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/10/2011

The legacy of Steve Jobs

By history’s measure, Jobs’s achievements are tiny.

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Rick Perry needs ‘The Help’ [Updated]

If he can’t address the concern raised by the hunting camp, he shouldn’t be president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Eric Cantor’s breathtaking hypocrisy on Occupy Wall Street

Like the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street also represents an “awakening in America.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Nobel Peace Prize winners stand together

We expect the winners will remind the world of the one living recipient we can’t hear from: Liu Xiaobo.

By Fred Hiatt  |  01:29 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Out’ edition

Let’s just call this the “Out” week.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Rick Perry and race: Haley Barbour’s example

If he can’t come to terms with the race issue, he should follow Haley Barbour’s example.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Rick Perry and race: The trouble with that hunting camp

The trouble with that camp name.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Farewell, Sarah

From headlines to footnote in about three years.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:57 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Sarah Palin’s not running for president: Told ya!

She’s not a candidate. But at $100,000 a speech, she’ll have plenty to say.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:06 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Obama, Hitler and Hank Williams Jr.

He compared Obama to Hitler? Oh, harrumph.

By Kathleen Parker  |  06:44 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Why Occupy Wall Street and Democrats aren’t natural allies

No, not without Democrats renouncing the influence Wall Street holds on them.

By James Downie  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/05/2011

The common link between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party

An alliance between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party would be hard to ignore.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Democrats hang on in West Virginia

With Tomblin’s win, the party dodges another bad-news story.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:52 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Chris Christie refuses to be the next Rick Perry

He was right to ignore the flatterers urging him to run.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Justices, restrain yourselves

Why the Supreme Court should dodge health care

By Charles Lane  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011

What Occupy Wall Street could learn from the Tea Party

What it could learn from the Tea Party.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Farewell, Statistical Abstract

The publication’s fate says a lot about government’s ills.

By Robert J.Samuelson  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Chris Christie makes the right call

Running would have undercut his greatest political assets.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/03/2011

If Chris Christie were a woman . . .

The extra weight would have precluded any kind of political career.

By Ruth Marcus  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Face-to-face with Trump 2: ‘Obama is going to be tough to beat’

‘I don’t think [the Republicans] realize how popular Obama is.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/03/2011

GOP candidates silent on Perry hunting camp story

Herman Cain has spoken out, but what say the rest of the Republican field?

By Colbert I. King  |  11:57 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Face-to-face with Trump: Talking Romney, Cain, Christie and the GOP

Most people go to a show when they vacation in New York. I did the same...

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Romney and Perry: ‘You want to be commander in chief?’

Romney and Perry: ‘You want to be commander in chief?’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/02/2011

The Supreme Court’s key cases

A roundup of big cases before the high court.

By Eva Rodriguez  |  06:34 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Bad Romney is back!

The candidate goes back to his divisive ways in immigration and education.

By Michael Gerson  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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