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Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Why the dysfunctional Republican Party matters

Jennifer Rubin misses the point.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:13 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/30/2012

What would Romney have done about Osama bin Laden?

Anyone who thinks Romney would not have made the same or a similar call as Obama is fooling himself.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Obama right to crow about killing Osama bin Laden

If the president crowing were Bush would we be having this conversation?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Are the Catholic sisters being bullied?

More insights on the Vatican’s dealings with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Yet another finding that torture didn't work

Senate Democrats are set to conclude that Bush-era policies didn’t produce results that supporters claimed.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Blah, blah, blah’ edition

Did Vice President Biden really say, “I promise you the president has a big stick”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/26/2012

John Edwards, Bill Clinton, and the concept of representation

Why there’s so much hatred for John Edwards from Bill Clinton defenders.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Marco Rubio’s foreign policy message for the GOP

It was courageous, skillful and morally serious.

By Michael Gerson  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Joel Ward gets body checked by the N-word

Only idiots — and cowards — hide behind protected Twitter feeds and fake handles to spill bile anonymously.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Glenn Hubbard’s other misleading argument

Romney adviser Glenn Hubbard repeats a misleading argument about Social Security and Medicare.

By James Downie  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Wall Street Journal, Glenn Hubbard, Health care, CBO

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Ugly attacks in the name of Trayvon Martin

His family urged that his name not be tarnished with violence. What is happening around the country goes against their expressed wishes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Gingrich calls ‘May Day’ on his campaign

At $44,000 a day in Secret Service protection, his campaign’s end can’t come soon enough.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/25/2012

The return of the better Newt?

I would hope his campaign’s end will revive the Gingrich capable of being genuinely interesting.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Gingrich dropping out? Good riddance.

His entire mode of action was to destroy whatever was in his path in order to “save” it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama’s North Carolina trip not as ‘foolhardy’ as Parker thinks

It wasn’t as ‘foolhardy’ as Kathleen Parker thought it was.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Gingrich is gone. But is he really?

But surely we haven’t seen the last of him.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/24/2012

How Tea Party effects linger (2012 Senate elections edition)

Will those voters keep costing Republicans in 2012, at least in the Senate?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Richard Grenell chose power over principle on marriage equality

Now we know why he is so eager to “out hypocrites.” He knows of what he speaks.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Gingrich’s Secret Service protection makes no ‘sense’

Protection for Gingrich makes no ‘sense.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Be ready for goofy polls

There will be plenty of oddball numbers in 2012; don’t be fooled by them.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Observation: Ron Barber and Lord Burghley

The candidate seeking to replace Gabrielle Giffords makes me think of the movie “Elizabeth.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/22/2012

Obama: Don’t punt on the federal contractor executive order

A parallel process of signing the order banning bias based on sexual orientation and securing passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is the way to go.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/20/2012

George Zimmerman’s ‘sorry’ day in court

The story of what happened that night on Feb. 26 is as opaque as ever.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Catholic Bishops’ double message

Conservative Catholic leaders will ultimately regret targeting the nuns.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Dionne Jr., Catholic Church, Paul Ryan, budget

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Crossroads GPS and the complexities of disclosure

More disclosure wouldn’t necessarily change anyone’s mind.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:18 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Secret Service’ edition

Who called the NRA “America’s oldest and most august civil rights organziation” in a piece headlined “Negroes with guns”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Matt Damon's waterworks

When Matt Damon talks toilets, people listen.

By Ruth Marcus  |  05:29 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Neither party is ready for filibuster reform

And for those who are wary of the tyranny of a majority party, that is a good thing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Mahmoud Abbas’s unhappy anniversary

Mahmoud Abbas’s year of failures

By Jackson Diehl  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Gas prices: A partisan story

Your view on neutral facts is influenced by your political persuasion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/18/2012

The Colombian prostitutes’ real mission

Just what were those prostitutes really up to?

By Richard Cohen  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Where’s Romney’s outrage over Ted Nugent?

If Hilary Rosen can be thrown under the bus, the same should happen to Nugent for his blunt and violent comments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Don’t rely on the electoral college

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Mitt ‘unzips’ in a quiet room called Palm Beach

We shouldn’t have been surprised that Romney felt comfortable to talk so openly in such an exclusive enclave.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Republicans running out of gas on fuel prices?

According to Friday’s Wall Street Journal, Republicans are searching for a solution to an improving problem.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:35 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Bush, Cheney and the ‘unmitigated disaster’ to statesmanship

George W. Bush is a statesman in a party that no longer seems to like or value them.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Understanding the Romney policy leak

Cutting government polls well, but can it work?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/13/2012

For floors, not ceilings, in campaign finance

Floors, not ceilings, on donations for congressional races.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Tell us more about Romney’s ‘private’ views

He’s not so anti-immigration? What else don’t we know.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Arrested’ edition

Who wrote, “Soledad O’Brien...acts like she just stepped off the Amistad”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Please kill off this budget myth

The U.S. government, of course, is absolutely operating under a budget.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Republicans’ desperation exposed in Ann Romney ‘controversy’

Neither candidate should be held responsible for the comments of a single pundit.

By James Downie  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Selective outrage: Hilary Rosen vs. Allen West

Instead of collective condemnation of Rep. Allen West, I awoke to a deluge of criticism against Hilary Rosen.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/12/2012

The advantage of earlier elections in Afghanistan

The sooner they’re held, the better.

By David Ignatius  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Ann Romney’s not your typical working woman

Let’s face it: Her experience is far from that of many women today.

By Ruth Marcus  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Pursuing justice: George Zimmerman arrested, charged with second-degree murder

I wondered if someone could take the life of another — an unarmed child — and not be judged in a court of law. Tonight, my shaken faith in the justice system was restored.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:15 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Unexpected allies against same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina

Proponents of traditional marriage advance the cause of gay rights while fighting amendment to state’s constitution.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Why is Obama more popular now?

It is his partisan rhetoric? The economy? None of the above?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Can Romney pivot? How?

Does winning the GOP primary doom him in the general election?

By Harold Meyerson  |  08:42 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Rick Santorum bows out

Romney’s lack of the authenticity Santorum displays is what’s making him a hard-sell.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:46 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Future Paul Ryan revelations

The top five disclosures to look forward to . . .

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Good news, bad news polls for Obama and Romney

Folks think Romney is better on economy and deficit than Obama, but they like Obama better.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 04/09/2012

The squeeze on Iran

With oil sanctions, the bite may actually be worse than the bark.

By David Ignatius  |  07:31 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, sanctions, nuclear program, Rafsanjani

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/09/2012

The principled conservative case for an unprincipled Supreme Court decision

A conservative lawyer suggests how the Supreme Court could throw out the health-care law in a exceptional way.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Trayvon Martin brings out the worst in people

The killing has brought back some instances of breathtaking billboard animus.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Why no grand jury in killing of Trayvon Martin is a ‘positive’ sign

The family’s lawyer calls it a ‘positive’ development in a case that hasn’t seen many.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Why hasn’t George Zimmerman been arrested for killing Trayvon Martin?

While more than a few have tried and convicted Zimmerman, most want his guilt or innocence judged in a court of law.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Romney is a generic Republican candidate. That's all.

He’s taken on a host of unpopular issue positions just to get the nomination.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Unzip Mitt’ edition

Did Mitt Romney call President Obama “marvelous”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Gays come out for justice for Trayvon Martin

An open letter from gay groups is an important step in a necessary alliance that needs more tending.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Don't make a Mark Portugal mistake in Veepstakes

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Burger King chickens out on Mary J. Blige

There are two things African Americans don’t want to see another African American do in public.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:58 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Disorder in the court

A Texas judge throws a tantrum over Obama’s remarks.

By Ruth Marcus  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/04/2012

How Romney wrapped it up by getting clobbered in South Carolina

Getting clobbered in South Carolina helped him in the long run.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Mitt Romney wins the Wisconsin primary — and reaches for his Etch-a-Sketch

Even after victory, the race’s toll is obvious.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:06 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Obama transMitts clear message to Republicans

No accident that Obama saved his reddest of red-meat speeches for journalists.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Obama, Cameron and their evolution on marriage equality

The president remains to the right of the conservative British prime minister.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Obama brings facts to attack Romney and Ryan

In a strong attack on Romney and Ryan, the president made sure to support his arguments.

By James Downie  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/03/2012

President Obama mocks Mitt Romney’s mannerisms

In an otherwise serious speech, the president makes fun of Romney’s mannerisms.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/03/2012

The squeeze on Iraq’s Kurds

Their movement is caught in the middle of the crises in Iraq and Syria.

By Jackson Diehl  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Sarah Palin co-hosts the ‘Today’ show

It’s a tough transition to go from guest or contributor to anchor. And being a great guest does not a fabulous anchor make automatically.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Will Santorum drop out?

Presuming he loses today, his rationale for staying in the race has shrunk.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Obama’s unsettling attack on the Supreme Court

His preemptive strike on the Supreme Court was unsettling.

By Ruth Marcus  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Would 2009 Pew poll on attitudes toward race hold up today?

Would 2009 attitudes of blacks and whites on race hold up today?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Beware the single poll (gender gap edition)

Be wary of new poll showing large gender gap in presidential race.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/02/2012

In Trayvon Martin rant, Pat Buchanan misses the truth

He shoots wide of the mark at what the hysteria over Martin’s death is all about.

By Colbert I. King  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Newt ‘No Surrender’ Gingrich

There will be Newt sightings forever.

By Richard Cohen  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Zimmerman video is the new Zapruder film

This analogy comes to mind as people play and replay the police video in a search for answers.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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