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PostPartisan: December, 2012

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 12/31/2012

PostScript: Perfect ending along cliff's edge with Plum Line

Readers await fiscal cliff news in Sargent's Plum Line

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:14 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, greg sargent, obama, plum line, PostScript

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Who has the leverage?

Who has leverage in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations? Both sides do.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/31/2012

From Trayvon to Newtown

2012was a year book-ended by tragedies that shocked the nation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, nra, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 12/28/2012

The real surveillance story

A coalition between the White House and an almost-unified Republican Party is hard to beat.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:53 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 12/28/2012

PostScript: Post-Starbucks options

Readers respond to the Post editorial asking for a deal

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:04 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Obama's platinum pate

The salt-and-pepperfication of the chief executive happens slowly over time before our very eyes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:19 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Year-end p-Op quiz: 'The final exam'

If you ace this final, you're a stone cold nerd.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 12/27/2012

PostScript: Dionne and Republican self-rejection

Readers respond to E.J. Dionne Jr.'s column on self-rejecting Republicans.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:39 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Debt-ceiling deja vu

As we hurtle toward another dance with the debt ceiling, it is imperative that we keep two things in mind.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff, Tim Geithner

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012

The NRA's party stories

What seems like a story about the gun lobby is really about how our political parties work now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Mitch McConnell, nra, Senate, sonia sotomayor, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/26/2012

PostScript: Allen and America's guns

Readers respond to Henry Allen's argument that guns are symbols for America

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, PostScript

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 12/26/2012

FreedomWorks Follies

Did you think they were thugs, or clowns? Turns out: both!

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:21 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Dick Armey's loathsome gun show

A chill went through me when I read the opening vignette in Amy Gardner's story about the struggles within the tea party group FreedomWorks.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, Guns, Newtown

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/25/2012

The tea party: 'Deficits? Never heard of them.'

Why don't supposed deficit hawks want to go over the fiscal cliff?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/24/2012

PostScript: E.J. Dionne and a governing cliff

Readers respond festively to E.J. Dionne's column on Congress' stalemate

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, fiscal cliff, PostScript, Republicans

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Some Christmas inspirations

Words from a few men of God on the meaning of the Christmas story.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:21 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas, Luke, Martin Luther King Jr., Matthew, Pope John XXIII, Rev. Daniel J. Harrington

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

'No desire' for the latest Romney excuse

Turns out Mitt Romney really didn't want to run for president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Hey, liberals: Ignore the NRA for now

The best strategy for addressing gun violence is to develop real proposals that can be enacted; winning an argument with a group that isn't arguing in good faith is a waste of time.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:41 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nra

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/21/2012

PostScript: Krauthammer, commenters and somebody's rights

Readers respond to Krauthammer's column on civil liberties and mass shootings

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, PostScript

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/21/2012

The NRA's insane idea about more guns in schools

The organization has forfeited the right to be taken seriously on matters of public policy.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Newtown, nra

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012

The NRA's insulting response to Newtown

Wayne LaPierre's lives in an alternate universe.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns, nra, Post Partisan, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The NRA's bold blame game

The organization's bottom line isn't surprising. But its lack of humility is bold.

By Marisa Bellack  |  11:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, newtown shooting, nra

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Friday's p-Op quiz: 'Newtown' edition

Nothing else mattered this week.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Two words missing from Benghazi report

In the 39 pages of the unclassified report on the Benghazi, Libya, attack of Sept. 11, 2012, Susan Rice never appears.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:27 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, hillary clinton, John McCain, Susan Rice

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Gun-buyback stimulus gains ground

Reps. Gerry Connolly and Ted Deutch want to attach a $200 million gun-buyback program to any "fiscal cliff" deal.

By Matt Miller  |  06:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fiscal cliff, Gun buyback, Guns

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 12/20/2012

PostScript: Zakaria and the call for fewer guns

Readers respond to the columnist's call for stricter gun laws.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:11 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, PostScript

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Romney's transition money was well-spent

It's easy to sneer at, but early funding for a good presidential transition is a great idea.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:41 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Protecting rapists, murderers by killing VAWA

If you are a non-Native American man who beats up, sexually assaults or even kills a Native American woman on tribal land, you'll get away with it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, Republicans, VAWA, Women

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/20/2012

The Senate’s board of censors blasts 'Zero Dark Thirty’

Banishing public debate about torture? That sounds like censorship.

By David Ignatius  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  censorship, senate letter, zero dark thirty

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012

PostScript: Ruth Marcus and fighting the NRA

Readers respond to her column encouraging the formation of a "sanity PAC."

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, Guns, PostScript

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Obama: From talk to action on gun violence

The hard part is turning all this anger and urgency into legislation that becomes law. And doing it quickly.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Job creation's glum arithmetic

The return of "discouraged workers" looking for jobs makes it harder to lower the unemployment rate

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobs, unemployment

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Robert Bork and the modern Senate

The conservative judge was defeated by a majority. Back in 1987, that's what it took in the Senate.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clarence Thomas, filibuster, Senate

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Texting while gay is a crime -- in Cameroon

As gay men and lesbians here fret over whether the Supreme Court will grant same-sex couples right to marry, Roger Jean-Claude Mb d frets for his life.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/18/2012

PostScript: An assault weapons ban

Readers respond to calls for an assault weapons ban

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Tim Scott is not GOP window-dressing

Why Gov. Nikki Haley's emphasis on Scott having earned his elevation to the Senate stood out for me.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nikki Haley, Republicans, Senate, South Carolina

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Against Laura Roslin and Glen Walken

The current presidential succession scheme is a mess. Let's fix it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Obama should threaten more recess appointments

He should name as many as necessary unless the Senate restores the normal simple majority requirement for confirming nominees.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:49 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/17/2012

PostScript: Why demonize welfare when you can demonize

Readers' reactions to The Post's editorial against mandating drug tests for people on welfare.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown and the fog of incomplete information

Much was wrong in the first reports of what happened in Connecticut, as in Libya.

By Colbert I. King  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Connecticut shooting, Newtown, Susan Rice

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/17/2012

RG III is 'black enough'

If one of the burdens of being a black male is carrying the heavy weight of other people's suspicions, then another is enduring the critique that you're not black enough.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Race, RG III

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/17/2012

'Surely, we can do better than this'

There is a right to bear arms, but no right is absolute. When an elementary school is no longer sacrosanct, the laws must change.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control, Michael Bloomberg

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 12/14/2012

This time has to be different

After the Newtown shooting, the cowardice, the fear, the evasion and the political convenience must end.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:28 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/14/2012

PostScript: Reaction to the shootings in Connecticut

Readers respond to news from Connecticut

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newtown, PostScript

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012

After Newtown, wait first, then turn to politics.

Reacting to horrific events such as the Newtown shooting by turning to politics is in the finest patriotic tradition of this nation

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Horror at Sandy Hook Elementary

We've been here before. But what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., this morning was frighteningly different.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:52 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Guns, school shooting

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Friday's p-Op quiz: 'Right to work' edition

What kind of "factor" was cited as the reason given for some conservative House members losing their committee assignments?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/13/2012

An unfortunate end to Susan Rice's non-nomination

The lengthy public twisting-in-the-wind process reflected badly on nearly everyone involved.

By Ruth Marcus  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cabinet, Foreign Policy, Susan Rice

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 12/13/2012

The best deal on filibuster reform

Democrats shouldn't fear a good compromise on filibuster reform -- but they should be prepared to act if no deal can be reached

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:42 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, senate

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012

The ignoble hounding of Susan Rice

Three senators belittled her experience, questioned her competence and wondered about her temperament for a job that she was only rumored to be considered for.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, Secretary of State

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/13/2012

PostScript: Dionne and choices for Republicans

Readers respond to his column on where the Republican Party may turn next

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Dionne Jr., PostScript, Republicans

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Using the rules to change the rules

Leading law professors confirm that majority-imposed Senate reform is perfectly fine

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Nothing 'reluctant' about First Father Obama

Kathleen Parker takes Obama to task for not us[ing] his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being. She couldn't be more wrong.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:30 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

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

PostScript: Meyerson and union labels

Commenters rise up in response to the column on Michigan's "right to work" laws.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:03 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript, right to work, unions

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The Stat Abstract lives!

The valuable Statistical Abstract of economic data has resurfaced with a new publisher

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government publications, Statistical Abstract

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Questions I'd like to hear Jack Evans ask

D.C. Council member Jack Evans should come in for close public scrutiny at the Finance and Revenue oversight hearings.

By Colbert I. King  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack evans, jim graham

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The GOP's problem and promise in four charts

As dire as things look now for the Republican Party, they can get better if it is willing to make the necessary adjustments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, 2016 election, African American, Barack Obama, Election 2012, LGBT, Republicans

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 12/11/2012

If you can't say anything concise

Rather than the full drum-major quote or the abbreviated version, the carving will be removed entirely from the Martin Luther King Jr. monument.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  07:37 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/11/2012

PostScript: Robinson says get serious, GOP, or else what?

Readers respond to Eugene Robinson's column urging Republican moderation.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Election 2012, Republicans

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Using long-term budgeting sensibly

Long-term Social Security balance should be a rough guideline, not a goal.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:39 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Security

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/11/2012

'Too big to fail' becomes 'too big to indict'

At first glance, the British bank HSBC's agreement to pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe seems like very good news, but the background to the settlement is more worrying.

By James Downie  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  banks, Drug war, Justice Department, Wall Street

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The year in political fashion

Washington's best-dressed political blogger presents the highs and the lows of sartorial choices in 2012.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:21 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best of 2012, political fashion

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Supreme caution on Court and gay marriage

The more I read about what the court may or may not do, the more I'm growing comfortable with the idea that the court might punt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 12/10/2012

PostScript: Samuelson and losing a generation

Readers respond to Robert Samuelson's column on faltering economic prospects for young adults.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:17 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, PostScript

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Mr. President, forget a budget deal "legacy"

The president has a lot of reasonable motives for a bargain, but one really scary one.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, budget, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012

From ambivalence to 'yes' on marriage equality

Will the Supreme Court's judgment match the changing attitudes of the nation?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The Supreme Court takes up DOMA

We could be in the final days of the discrimination wrought by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Where the press failed in 2012

Journalists haven't come to terms yet with what's wrong with the Republican Party -- and how to report it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:37 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, Republican Party

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 12/07/2012

PostScript: Krauthammer, mandates & readers

Readers respond to Krauthammer's column on playing politics

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:09 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The unlikely faces of same-sex marriage

The faces of the couples coming forward to marry should challenge and expand everyone's notion of what love is.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Human rights, LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Friday's p-Op quiz: 'DeMint' edition

Which departing member of Congress placed himself in grand company by comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 12/06/2012

PostScript: Will and a new world of comments

A new feature rocks the PostScript bunker today, the likes of which we have not seen before: The new era of the Ignore User feature has finally dawned.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:21 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jeh Johnson: A hero of DADT repeal resigns

Jeh Johnson co-wrote the report that paved the way to the repeal of "don't ask don't tell." That gay men and lesbians can serve openly in the military ought to be Johnson's greatest legacy at defense.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:52 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Jeh Johnson, LGBT, Pentagon

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 12/06/2012

One month later, we're still counting votes. Why?

The mechanics of voting in the United States are a disaster waiting to happen, and everybody knows it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:38 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  voting

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jim DeMint is done

He sure made his mark in just eight years in the U.S. Senate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Republicans, senate, Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Senate Republicans' profiles in moral cowardice

When 38 Republican senators voted against a U.N. treaty on the rights of the disabled, it wasn't just the way they voted that was repugnant; it was also how they voted.

By James Downie  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Dole, Human rights, Republicans, Rick Santorum, senate

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/06/2012

EXCLUSIVE: Wealthy LGBT voices heard on 'fiscal cliff'

An unprecedented letter dropped on the congressional leadership in both parties from wealthy gay and lesbian Americans calling on them to work with President Obama to avoid the fiscal cliff...."

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Ignore those polls! (2016 edition)

Voters aren't engaged in 2016 yet -- but party actors will be, and reporters should follow their candidate and policy preferences.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, polling

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 12/05/2012

PostScript: Parker and finding a good secretary

Readers respond to Kathleen Parker's column on the story underneath the story of the Senate and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:27 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/05/2012

The McConnell Provision is a good idea

During the debt-ceiling scariness last year, Mitch McConnell devised a way for the debt ceiling to be raised by the president and signed off on by Congress. It was ingenious.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, economy, Mitch McConnell, Tim Geithner

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Ramesh Ponnuru and the filibuster

He argues that Democrats should be careful about what they ask for when it comes to Senate reform.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Grover Norquist stands corrected' again

Counter to what he said on MSNBC today, nothing was 'corrected' about his startling admission in July 2011 that letting the Bush tax cuts expire would not violate his no-tax-increase pledge.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff, Grover Norquist, Republicans, taxes

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/04/2012

PostScript: Thiessen and Obama's risky dive

Readers respond to his column about political fallout, should Congress and the White House fail to reach a fiscal deal.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, fiscal cliff, PostScript

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

Help wanted: New York subway horror

There are times in a reporter's life when the detachment must give way to humanity.

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

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/04/2012

GOP: Revenues, but not yet

There is no reason to take House Republicans seriously on their pledge to raise revenue.

By E.J. Dionne  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff, John Boehner, tax reform, taxes

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 12/03/2012

George Zimmerman's bloody nose

Zimmerman's clearly battered and bloodied nose in vivid color is bracing. But it doesn't solve the mystery of Trayvon's hands.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:37 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/03/2012

PostScript: George Will and teachable moments

Readers respond to his column about colleges and the First Amendment

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Ann Romney's missed date with destiny'

Phil Rucker's Sunday article in The Post about the post-election life of Mitt Romney was rich in behind-the-scenes color. But the detail in the story that caught my attention was the tidbit about how Romney's wife Ann is reportedly dealing with the loss.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Who is running in 2016 and how can you tell?

Is Hillary Clinton really entering the race?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, hillary clinton

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Take debt-ceiling authority away from Congress

It’s way too willing to play Russian Roulette.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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