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PostPartisan: March, 2013

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/29/2013

PostScript: Gerson and "nones" in the U.S.

Readers respond to Gerson's column on religious polarization

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013

The Insiders: Obama's plan for business

Between the burden of ObamaCare, higher taxes, and stifling regulations, President Obama and the Democrats are destroying our chances for a real economic recovery.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, energy, obamacare, regulations, taxes, The Insiders

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/29/2013

6 pics in p-Op culture

Rep. Don Young, bears, Jesus, Sarah Palin, "Star Trek," feet, figs, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the pope and Chick-fil-A all made their way into the national discourse this week.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Yes, Mitch McConnell is destroying the Senate

By abusing Senate rules and destroying norms, Mitch McConnell is ruining what's good about the Senate

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibusters, Mitch McConnell, nominee obstruction, Senate obstruction

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Is the U.S. prepared for cyberterrorism?

I worry that we are today where we were on physical terrorism in the late '90s: a lot of discussion but no fully coordinated response.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cybersecurity, The Insiders

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/29/2013

George Will's Opening Day Quiz

As the 2013 baseball season starts, take a swing at these questions.

By George F. Will  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baseball

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/28/2013

PostScript: Will and a supine Congress

Readers respond to Will's need for Congress to check Obama on military intervention.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Good news for McConnell, good news for us?

Without fear of a right-wing challenge, McConnell can do what he does best: cut deals that resemble the long-lost art of governing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013

The House Republicans, in one amazing quote

One member's lame excuses are a great example of a broken chamber — and a broken party.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of Representatives, Mike Kelly, Republican Party

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 03/27/2013

PostScript: Milbank and gay marriage wins

Readers respond to Milbank's column predicting gay marriage has won already.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:49 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Is tax reform the new "repeal and replace"?

Tax reform gives the House GOP an illusion of an agenda, but don't expect to see an actually bill.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:34 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 budget, tax reform

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013

The Insiders: Obama and the Democrats can't hide from the deficit

President Obama and the Democrats are creating a cosmetic veneer to cover the cancer of our deficits and debt by denying that we have a spending problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, deficits, economy, The Insiders

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Zimmerman's 'utterly' lame defense

If "character is utterly relevant in self-defense cases," as Robert Zimmerman Jr. says, then his brother is behind the eight-ball.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/27/2013

A Supreme conference on same-sex marriage

What the justices might say to each other behind closed doors.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/27/2013

About that 'absurd' Zimmerman tweet

An offensive tweet by George Zimmerman's older brother elicits a rebuke from Zimmerman's lawyer.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/27/2013

The White House's dangerous stance on 'too big to fail'

Washington remains content to let Wall Street banks stay “out of control.”

By James Downie  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013

PostScript: Gerson and "none" believers

Readers respond to Gerson's column on lack of faith in institutions

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/26/2013

More money for downballot elections, please

One effort to divert those huge new flows of money to where it can do more good. Maybe it will start a trend.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, democratic party, howard dean

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: The government isn't a tool to manage lifestyles

Republicans need to reconcile our conservative, small-government, less-government philosophy with opposition to gay marriage.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Managing Prop 8 argument expectations

We can't tell how the justices will rule based on the oral arguments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prop 8, Proposition 8, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Antonin Scalia, another Republican albatross

Add another choker to the list of those damaging the party's prospects.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonin Scalia, Justice Scalia, Republican Party, Republicans, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Same-sex marriage -- it's personal

A debate on Meet the Press this past weekend made me realize my own story matters.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay rights, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013

President Obama, where are the judges?

He has promised to fight harder against GOP obstruction on judges, but will he?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, judicial nominations

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013

The Insiders: Ineffective approaches to 2014

Mayor Bloomberg and Karl Rove may have approached their new respective political initiatives in a way that diminishes their effectiveness.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, gun control, Karl Rove, mayor bloomberg, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/25/2013

PostScript: Releasing the torture report

Readers respond to Reuel Marc Gerecht's argument that an investigation of CIA interrogations should be declassified.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Breathtaking bigotry in West Virginia

19th century thinking is alive and well in the 21st.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Racism

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 03/25/2013

DOMA, Prop 8 and Supreme Court caution

The undeniable forward momentum on marriage equality could lead the Supreme Court to decide to take a back seat to a political process moving in the right direction.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/22/2013

PostScript: Robinson disappointed in Reid

Readers respond to Robinson's wish Reid had let the Senate vote on the assault weapons ban.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/22/2013

The birther lie: Whites hated it, too

A fallen-away Republican writes that the party's reaction to the birther lie was the last straw for him.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2013

7 pics in p-Op culture

Photos and comments from the world of politics and culture. And if the two worlds collide all the better.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Why the budget deficit obsession?

The odd history of how both parties came to use strong anti-deficit rhetoric.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/22/2013

The Insiders: Portman and Paul did the GOP a lot of good this week

Sens. Portman and Paul helped the Republican Party this week by voicing their respective positions on gay marriage and immigration reform.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bobby jindal, gay marriage, immigration reform, Rand Paul, Republicans, rob portman, The Insiders

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Friday's p-Op quiz: Autopsy

Who asked, "Why should Food Stamps pay for junk food?"

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/21/2013

PostScript: Ignatius's look back

Readers respond to Ignatius's look back in regret

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/21/2013

What Iraq and health-care reform tell us about democracy

Simple-majority democracy isn't always the most democratic form of democracy. The story of the Iraq War and the Affordable Care Act reminds us why.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013

The Insiders: The Democrats' denial of our debt woes is harmful

The new liberal approach is to reject that the federal debt represents any sort of problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, debt, economy, jeff sessions, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/21/2013

The Insiders: A debate on incarceration

Today's debate

By Carter Eskew  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  African American, Dr. Ben Carson, Great Society, Michelle Obama, Richmond City Jail

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Latino dilemma for the GOP

Results of a survey put the peril and opportunity for the GOP in stark relief with new data.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, Republicans

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Shining a light on two major GOP problems

Until the Republican Party deals with the two problems does so with brutal honesty, its revival effort is doomed to failure.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/20/2013

PostScript: Milbank and Rand's standing

Readers respond to Milbank's partial lean with Rand Paul.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Republicans should marginalize the fringe

The easiest first step in rehabilitating the party's image.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michele bachmann, Republican Party

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Assault weapons ban gets the Hook

Despite the slaughter of 20 innocents, a proposed ban on assault weapons was stripped out of a gun violence bill in the Senate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 03/19/2013

PostScript: Lane and banning SNAP junk

Readers respond to the column's argument that federal dollars shouldn't pay for soda.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:57 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/19/2013

'Ugly' GOP leaves votes on the table

It's one thing to diagnose the problem. It's another to do something about it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/19/2013

The Insiders: Rand Paul's useful speech on immigration

The senator's position on immigration reform gives cover to the Republicans in Congress and in states who are constructively working on reform.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, immigration, Rand Paul, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Remember, Republicans have been bribed to back budget

"No budget, no pay" has given politicians a personal financial stake in the vote on the budget resolution. In most situations, we call that sort of thing corruption.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013

The Insiders: A message to the Republican party

The Republican Party needs to stop indulging in necrophilia

By Carter Eskew  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doby, Ed Rogers, election, Faustian, Harry Potter, Mitt Romney, primaries, Republican Party, Rick Santorum, rnc, Ron Paul, Tea Party

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Obama's wise choice for the White House's faith office

Melissa Rogers is an excellent pick, and one about which I claim absolutely no neutrality.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Religion

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013

From Harvey Milk to 58 percent

Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk urged gays to come out of the closet, we are seeing the incredible impact of those words.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/18/2013

PostScript: Samuelson and the booming

Readers respond to Samuelson's argument for Social Security cuts now.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/18/2013

How to change a party

Party change is hard, and even when it's needed -- as it is for Republicans now -- it's not likely to come from party committees.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/18/2013

The Insiders: After the RNC report, it's time to move on

It's time for Republicans to be bold, raw and real.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reince priebus, Republicans, rnc, The Insiders

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Grover Norquist's latest cause, digital privacy, is a good one

He doesn't want the government reading your e-mail without a warrant.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Hillary Clinton officially says yes to gay marriage

Even if she doesn't run for president in 2016, her support for marriage equality is valuable and needed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/18/2013

The Insiders: What I find wrong about George Will's argument

Social scientists, according to Will, are notoriously liberal.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gay marriage, george will, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Rob Portman's familiar gay journey

Coming out of the closet is an intensely personal journey. It knows no timetable. The same is true for our family members and friends.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:01 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 03/15/2013

PostScript: Robinson and the Pope's past

Readers respond to Robinson's questions about the Pope's past

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:29 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eugene robinson, pope, PostScript

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Ted Cruz: Smarter than a sixth-grader

Cruz has been in the Senate barely three months, but he has proved to be a first-class pain the butt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Senate, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/15/2013

The real world of Medicare and deficit reduction

The story that you've been hearing about Democrats reluctant to touch entitlements is pure fantasy. And the reality-based story is working better than expected.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, entitlements, Medicare

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013

The Insiders: Thank you Rob Portman

I'm a proud Cheney-Portman Republican today.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gay marriage, rob portman, The Insiders

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Rob Portman takes the lead on gay marriage

A father's love for his gay son led this prominent Republican to change his mind and support same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Friday's p-Op quiz: Pope pomp

"People have called me brusque, aggressive, abrasive...[T]hey don't say that to my face, because they know I'd kick their butts." Who poked fun at their rough-and-tumble image?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 03/14/2013

PostScript: Speaker Boehner and leadership

Readers respond to Speaker John Boehner's op-ed asking for more leadership from President Obama.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Rubio and Rangel share vision of middle class

Their near-identical reverence for the middle class ought to be a good foundation on which to build consensus.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:27 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CPAC, middle-class

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013

The Insiders: CPAC needs to stay on message with the economy

The annual conference is still relevant, but it needs to focus on the problems we face and the solutions conservatives can offer.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, CPAC, gun control, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Punch line of the day

Paul Ryan is not only still pretending that "repeal and replace" is a thing but also that Republicans deserve credit for the (fictional) "replace" portion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Paul Ryan

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Will Pope Francis hear Charlie Rangel's plea?

"And the moral question of the poor, the sick, the aged, the uneducated is left to whom?" Rangel asked. "I don't know."

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan, Pope Francis

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Paul Ryan's cruelly radical vision

Moderates must rebuff his cruel budget full of holes and magic asterisks.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:16 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 03/13/2013

PostScript: Marcus and gullible us

Readers respond to Marcus's column about our willingness to believe the ridiculous

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:46 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Paul Ryan's budget has a big-picture problem

This is his big, philosophical stand. And it's seriously misleading.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, Medicare, Paul Ryan

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Harry Reid's only move is to threaten immediate Senate reform

The problem is nullification of federal agencies by filibuster. The only leverage Democrats really have is to threaten to change Senate rules to end it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Boy Scouts follows defense playbook on gays

A survey of Boy Scouts is reminiscent of that done by the Pentagon in the run-up to the end of 'don't ask, don't tell.'

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, Gay rights, LGBT

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/13/2013

The Insiders: Gun politics won't produce new laws

Most of the new proposed gun laws only harass citizens who want to protect their families, their homes, and themselves.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gun control, Guns, nra, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/12/2013

PostScript: Cohen on FDR and the Holocaust

Readers respond to Cohen's conclusion that FDR could have stopped the Holocaust earlier.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Less is more? Less specificity, that is, for Ryan.

Last year's Ryan budget was too vague. This one? Even vaguer.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 03/12/2013

The Paul Ryan budget isn't serious

The plan put forth by the House Budget Committee chairman ought to be burned.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:48 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/12/2013

The things a president must do in search of compromise

A simple solution to Republicans' fear

By Carter Eskew  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boehner, Clinton, Crist, Lincoln, McConnell, obama, Republicans, Thirteenth Amendment

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The budgets are coming!

The budget process has any critical steps, but the budget resolution is largely a sideshow.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:18 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/11/2013

PostScript: Sargent and ignoring the 2012 election

Readers respond to Greg Sargent's Plum Line post wondering why we're ignoring election 2012.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:21 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Christine Quinn: The art of roar

A 14-year-old article about Christine Quinn vividly displays what real political threats and how they are carried out look like.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Quinn, New York City

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: A big week for the budget

This week will reveal a lot about the stark differences between Republicans and Democrats as we learn more about Rep. Ryan and Sen. Murray's budget proposals.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, entitlements, patty murray, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Christine Quinn goes all 'in' for N.Y.C. mayor

In her announcement video where she felt free to include a photo of her parents on their wedding day, Quinn neglected to include her own.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: Still unanswered questions, 10 years after the Iraq invasion

A decade has passed, but unanswered questions remain.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Eichenwald, George Bush, Iraq, Middle East, Saddam

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: Paul Ryan is young enough to make the same mistake twice

His budget plan has failed before.

By Hilary Rosen  |  09:12 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/09/2013

The Insiders: Paul Ryan is the man to watch

As goes Paul Ryan, so goes the GOP-controlled House

By Ed Rogers  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013

PostScript: Clinton and repealing DOMA

Readers respond to Clinton's call to repeal DOMA

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Beware polling blips

Barack Obama's approval ratings might be falling, but we don't have enough information yet to know.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Friday's p-Op quiz: Snowboozled

Who said, "Oh, I get along with him fine. We have a very pleasant relationship"?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/08/2013

'Sorry' Bill Clinton didn't say more about DOMA

As welcome as Clinton's words against DOMA are, there are two that are conspicuously absent:

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Don't overlook Rand Paul for 2016

He is tapping into a growing strain in American politics: libertarianism.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, Rand Paul, The Insiders

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 03/07/2013

PostScript: Dionne and serious hope

Readers respond to Dionne's column on signs of budget compromise.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:23 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Phony cuts are still the most logical budget compromise

Phony spending cuts are the easiest way for everyone -- except for the very small number of real budget hawks -- to take care of their real priorities.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Deficit, sequester

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/06/2013

PostScript: Marcus's high-five for Sandberg

Readers respond to Marcus's column on Sheryl Sandberg

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Durbin to GOP: You're on a very short leash

The Maltese Falcon theory of why even Democrats who are reluctant to eliminate the filibuster might be ready to do it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:23 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caitlin halligan, dick durbin

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/06/2013

TSA rule change: Knives down, shoes must go

Richard Reid's failed shoe bomb continues to haunt air travel.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TSA

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Paul Ryan to change Medicare for boomers over 55? Good.

Don't lecture us on fairness -- he should propose changing Medicare for those over 55.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Medicare, Paul Ryan

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013

A strong black voice for gay marriage

An important amicus brief for marriage equality was filed by a preeminent black civil rights organization.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

The Insiders: President Obama could learn from Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

President Obama could learn a lesson from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on how to make decisions that will enact real change, even if making those decisions means facing criticism.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, marissa mayer, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 03/05/2013

PostScript: Robinson and the sequester

Readers respond to the column's frustration with automatic budget cuts and what it says about our politics.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:12 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/05/2013

The Halligan nomination and Senate reform

The cloture vote on Caitlin Halligan is a good test of where votes lie in the new Senate -- and meanwhile, we're starting to see whether Senate reform is working or not.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/05/2013

The Insiders: Obama confuses governing with campaigning

Like it or not, the president owns the sequester now, and all Republicans have to do is let him stew.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Adventures in GOP reassessment

Newt Gingrich notes that Republicans are trapped in an information loop, and he seems okay with that.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/04/2013

PostScript: Will and changing the Voting Rights Act

Readers respond to his column about a case before the Supreme Court.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Bakersfield 911 call: Inaction = death

The lack of urgency, the seeming indifference of the personnel to the 87-year-old woman who collapsed in the dining room on Feb. 26 is stunning.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:40 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/04/2013

The Insiders: Obama is betwixt and between

Obama is betwixt and between.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, president, Republicans, Washington

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Ann Romney needs to move on

There is a grand tradition of the previous occupant of the Oval Office going into a kind of hiding. A pity that this custom doesn't extend to failed presidential candidates.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:42 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, Mitt Romney

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/04/2013

The Insiders: Obama will campaign, not govern

President Obama is going to punt for the next two years in the hopes of winning the House and going unchallenged for his final years in the White House.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/01/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and non-disaster

Readers respond to Krauthammer's sequester acceptance

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Obama continues to make gay history

Obama burnished his image as "the first gay president" with his amicus brief calling for the invalidation of Proposition 8.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/01/2013

In GOP budget, expect gimmicks

Paul Ryan has a way of making incompatible promises "work" with magic asterisks.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The Insiders: By the name of Democracy

With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe and "Annabel Lee."

By Carter Eskew  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annabel Lee, Democracy, Edgar Allan Poe, sequester, tyranny

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The Insiders: The sequester is here

The sequester is here, and it is bringing to light how difficult it would be for Washington to seriously try to slow spending and reduce our national debt. Where is the leadership from The White House?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Sequester's here

You're on your own -- the sequester's here.

By Matt Miller  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Friday's p-Op quiz: Sequester fester

Who called Michelle Obama "the Madonna of first ladies"?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013

No surprise in Obama's gay marriage brief

Anyone surprised by the administration's action hasn't been paying attention to the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

 

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