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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Insiders: We can't control events in the Middle East

President Obama knows we have few good options, but that we have many bad ones in Syria.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Insiders: Obama's blasé news conference

Obama filled a tired question and answer session with his usual slogans and platitudes.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, sequester, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Rescissions and the public opinion problems of health-care reform

The most important thing to remember about public opinion and the Affordable Care Act is that there is no "Obamacare" that people will feel that they are experiencing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/30/2013

PostScript: Gerson and a way forward for the GOP

Readers respond to Gerson's column on the GOP beyond negating Obama.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/29/2013

How to be Ted Cruz

If there are no policy differences to prove how conservative an "insurgent" is, just use procedural differences (and don't worry too much about accuracy).

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/29/2013

PostScript: Dionne and whydunnit

Readers respond to E.J. Dionne Jr.'s questioning of austerity.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/29/2013

President Obama's colorful performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama's colorful speech at the White House correspondents' dinner

By Carter Eskew  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adelson, Bush, Correspondents dinner, Kennedy, Noonan, obama, White House

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The Insiders: Many dark clouds on the president's horizon

The economy, Obamacare and Syria are heavy anchors on the Obama presidency, but those are just some of the problems that Obama faces.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Why Obama remains cautious about Syria

The White House still hopes to convince Russia to join in an internationally supported move for a political transition.

By David Ignatius  |  06:26 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Restore recess appointments

The Supreme Court should accept the recess appointment case and overturn the radical decision

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  judicial nominations, Senate

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/26/2013

PostScript: Downgrading Bush

Readers respond to Robinson'd even-dimmer-now view of the Bush presidency.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/26/2013

I'm 'comfortable' with President Bush

As President Obama said, Bush "knows who he is" and is a man "comfortable in his own skin."

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/26/2013

7 pics of p-Op culture

Barbara Bush, Elvis, "Legally Blonde," gay marriage and a cardboard cutout of Nancy Pelosi all made their way into the national discourse this week. But how?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/25/2013

PostScript: Rogers and Bush's haters

Readers respond to Rogers's mystification at Bush anger.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, PostScript, presidential library

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Carbon tax on the table in the Senate

How the departing Sen. Max Baucus can secure a really admirable tax-reform legacy.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carbon tax, Environment, Senate

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/25/2013

History will not be kind to George W. Bush

His legacy is a collapsing economy and a failed war in Iraq, and that's not likely to change.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Censured Charles Rangel can't help himself

Rangel is well within his right to sue to have his censure overturned. But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Rangel

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/25/2013

The Insiders: Why do they hate Bush?

President George W. Bush was an extraordinarily good and decent man, and the American people will ultimately judge him fairly.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, presidential library, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Another sad tale from the Republican House

They apparently recall fondly all those repetitive, pointless votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/24/2013

From ridiculous to absurd with Mark Sanford [Updated]

Even the most rock-ribbed Republican must be looking at Sanford's antics today and thinking, "What in the...?!"

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanford, Republicans

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/24/2013

The Senate protects terrorists

Terrorists have the Senate to thank for keeping the "Al Qaeda get yer guns" loophole open.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Assad defies the U.S. and Russia

The growing evidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons provides an opportunity for the two countries that have the most influence over the situation to jointly force the Syrian president to hand over power.

By David Ignatius  |  06:44 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Russia, Syria

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Please no more LBJ comparisons

This old cliche of punditry about the presidency isn't helping.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/23/2013

The Insiders: Democratic Senate retirements are a big deal

How will they act now that their time in Washington is winding down?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, senator max baucus, The Insiders

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/23/2013

No Democratic bonanza guaranteed by immigration reform

"Immigration reform could be bonanza for Democrats" says the story in Politico. And I'm not buying it, not for a second.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hispanics, immigration, Republicans

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Howard Dean was right about Max Baucus

"I will predict this is the end of his career," Dean said last Thursday.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/22/2013

On immigration, Boehner will do what mainstream conservatives want

They may kick and scream if Boehner allows it to pass, but they won't really mean it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013

The Insiders: Obama had to charge the Boston Marathon suspect

President Obama had no choice but to charge the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody as an American citizen rather than as an enemy combatant.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, boston marathon bombing, Congress, terrorism, The Insiders

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013

PostScript: Red, Hiatt and blue

Readers respond to Hiatt's column on the red/blue state divide

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Mark Sanford is truly ridiculous

Just when you thought Mark Sanford has outdone himself, he raises the bar.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanford

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

The Insiders: How many weapons did they have? And more.

How many weapons did they have? And more.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Chechen, Dallas, George W. Bush, Lizza, obama, Oval Office

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Heitkamp's trouble with Democrats

It was plainly apparent that Heitkamp was going to do the wrong thing on guns when she did the right thing on gays.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Guns and gays, LGBT

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Syrian opposition gets support from U.S., allies

United States and its allies offer new aid package to the Free Syrian Army for non-lethal but essential equipment.

By David Ignatius  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/21/2013

The Insiders: Questions for our political leaders after Boston

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, we need our political leaders to be calm and poised as we search for answers.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston marathon bombing, terrorism, The Insiders

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/19/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and updates from the past

Readers respond to Krauthammer on the suspects' motives or lack thereof.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/19/2013

The patriotism of a political response

Hesitate to be polite and prudent -- but Americans should react to events by urging and taking political action

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Not impressed by Boy Scouts' plan on gays

One proposed baby step forward with another step not taken could result in no real change at all.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, LGBT

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Our problems don't begin and end with government

Progress is possible in America without legislation.

By Lawrence Summers  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, government, political gridlock

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/19/2013

1 pic of p-Op culture

It was the photo of one of the Boston Marathon bombing victims that defined the week and the time we live in.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/18/2013

How much grief can we and Obama take?

How many times have we watched a man who keeps his emotions in check be unable to hold back his anger and sadness over the loss of life and injury with each incident?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/18/2013

On budget procedure, the new GOP position is the right one

Yes, it's hypocrisy for Republicans to suddenly ignore budget procedural rules they've spent years insisting were all-important. But they're correct now: the real key is substantive, not procedural.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/18/2013

PostScript: Milbank and democracy's sad trombone

Readers respond to Milbank's charges of cowardice on gun control.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/18/2013

The Insiders: The best and worst of America

The defeat of a modest gun bill and the service in Boston to mourn the dead.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, U.S. Senate

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013

The Insiders: The president's Sandy Hook exploitation fails

President Obama used the Sandy Hook families as props and lobbyists to try and fight a Washington legislative battle that was not their fight.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, gun control, sandy hook, The Insiders

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Obama and Giffords shame the Senate

Blunt, unsparing and truthful words about the cowardice of the world's greatest deliberative body.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Senate

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/17/2013

The gun bill and the future of filibuster reform

Why we shouldn't expect reform now -- and why it could make reform more likely in the future.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Calm replaces the controversy of Margaret Thatcher

A measured tone at the former prime minister's funeral.

By Anne Applebaum  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Margaret Thatcher

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Mark Sanford has issues

The former South Carolina governor can't get out of his own way.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Sanford

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/16/2013

How do we keep from torturing again?

The United States tortured in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. How do we prevent it from happening again?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national security

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Austerity's foundations continue to crumble

A study often cited by deficit hawks is facing serious questions.

By James Downie  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  austerity, budget, debt, economy

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/16/2013

PostScript: Responding to the Boston editorial

Readers respond to The Post's editorial on the Boston bombings.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Two unanswered questions in Boston

We still don't know who did this and why.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston bombings

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Kermit Gosnell: A conspiracy of silence

No matter how the jury rules, he’s earned a special place in hell.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Our mental map of terror

We are tougher today and know more of what to expect

By Carter Eskew  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9/11, Boston, God, Washington

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Patriots' Day defiled

There is something particularly disturbing that they happened on Patriots' Day.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  06:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston bombings

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Horror at the Boston Marathon

Pandemonium broke out at the Boston Marathon as two big explosions ripped near the finish line.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breaking News

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/15/2013

PostScript: Dionne and appealing to reason

Readers respond to E.J. Dionne Jr. on the appeal of reason in gun legislation.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The Insiders: Rubio Rising

In his seven TV appearances yesterday, Marco Rubio proved that he is one of the most valuable players in the debate over immigration reform.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, immigration, Marco Rubio, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Justin Bieber treated Anne Frank like a kid. Where's the harm in that?

People forget that Anne was a teenager, one whose room was plastered with photos of celebrities. The pop star understood her better than we think.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:53 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anne Frank, Justin Bieber

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Target practice with Trayvon Martin

We have known for a long time that Trayvon Martin brings out the worst in people. But Ron King defied decency.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/13/2013

Patrick Mara on 'splitting the vote' in D.C. election

The Republican's campaign elaborates on a remark he made at a candidate forum.

By Colbert I. King  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Patrick Mara

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/12/2013

The key group for guns and immigration in the House

What matters is whether mainstream conservatives want a bill or not. It's that simple.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/12/2013

PostScript: Gene Weingarten, death and Roger Ebert

Commenters weigh in Gene Weingarten and when it is okay to tell stories that make fun of the recently dead.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Stockman + guns and abortion = lunacy

I've grown accustomed to the lunacy that emanates from the far right on Capitol Hill. But a tweet promoting a new bumper sticker was a jaw-dropper.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, Congress, Guns, Republicans

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/12/2013

The Insiders: Climate change and Mitch McConnell

I can't decide what to write about today: Ed Rogers and climate change, or why Mitch McConnell must be the model for Kevin Spacey's character in "House of Cards." Maybe both.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashley Judd, Ed Rogers, House of Cards, Kevin Spacey, Mitch McConnell

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/12/2013

6 pics in p-Op culture

Beyonce, immigration, Cookie Monster, guns, Vladimir Putin, Cuba, Rand Paul, Jay-Z and the Naked Cowboy. They all made their way into the national discourse this week. But how?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013

The Senate's bill is just the beginning on gun control

The bill is just good — not great.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gun control

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/11/2013

PostScript: Milbank and Rand Paul at Howard University

Readers respond to the column on the senator's trip to a historically black university.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Hastert Rule/Boehner Rule

How John Boehner keeps his conference happy

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The Insiders: Democrats' lost momentum on climate change

Recent polls indicate that climate change is probably leaving the stage as a political issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, energy prices, The Insiders

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The Insiders: Is Anthony Weiner Don Draper?

The disgraced congressman gives us a candid look at the need for attention and affirmation that fuels some of the most ambitious and neurotic politicians.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alan Sepinwall, Anthony Weiner, Don Draper, Facebook, Leon Seltzer, Mad Men, The Insiders

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Anthony Weiner picked the wrong week

Margaret Thatcher, who died earlier this week, had convictions; the former New York congressman has needs.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:56 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2013

With budget, Obama readies to hammer GOP again

Obama's budget gives me a very strong sense of deja vu -- like I've seen this movie before. Oh yeah, the American Jobs Act of 2011!

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/10/2013

PostScript: Milbank on angering liberals (for profit)

Readers respond to Milbank's column on the upside of angry liberals.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013

The Insiders: Democrats should fear Obama's budget

For Democrats running for office in 2014, President Obama's budget can't be very encouraging. It's just more of the same taxing and spending.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Could Obama double back on CPI?

If it turns out that critics were correct that all Obama's budget does is produce Republican attacks, then why should the White House stick with Social Security cuts?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Social Security

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/10/2013

The Insiders: Shadows are not conducive to democracies

Perhaps the American people have given their blessing to giving this president and his predecessor extraordinary powers.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush, Doris Kearns Goodwin, drones, habeas corpus, Kushner, Lincoln, obama, slavery

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Santorum's 'suicidal' mission for the GOP

The ultra-conservative former senator said the party should not yield on a "foundational principle" like same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Could tax reform really happen?

There's more positive news for tax reform than expected, so far. But no bill yet.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tax reform

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013

PostScript: Thiessen and infanticide

Readers respond to Thiessen's column on survivors of attempted abortion

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Ashley Judd was easy pickin' for McConnell

The McConnell campaign had enough oppo gold to sink an Ashely Judd candidacy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama may be irrelevant to the budget

Tomorrow, President Obama will formally reveal his budget plan. But since it is over 2 months late, and the House and Senate leaders have already produced and adopted budget resolutions, it may be irrelevant.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Boehner has another chance on the budget

Will the GOP take advantage of a new proposal from the president to lead the party toward deficit reduction?

By Hilary Rosen  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, The Insiders

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Landrieu fails to lead on gay marriage

The senior senator from Louisiana made no sense when she told CNN that she was for marriage equality and against it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Hillary Clinton charting a new course

Emerging from her State Department cocoon is a woman confident in her abilities and secure in her brand.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hillary clinton, The Insiders

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Will climate change decimate the wine industry?

In 2050, Bordeaux may no longer come from Bordeaux.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  10:50 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/08/2013

PostScript: Dionne and bummer democracy

Readers respond to E.J. Dionne Jr.'s column on our non-representative democracy.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Harry Reid's nuclear threat

Liberals may think they've seen this before, but actually Harry Reid's latest reform threat is the strongest yet -- even if it is something that he and the Democrats don't really want to carry out.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress reform, Harry Reid, Senate

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Rand Paul bringing his message to Howard University

With Howard University speech, Rand Paul beats Preibus to the punch.

By Colbert I. King  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rand Paul

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Another climate change warning, written in the shells of crabs

The argument for complacency looks very weak.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Every gay kid could use some Magic

Coming out is tough for anyone. I can only imagine what it was like for the son of one of the nation's most revered black basketball players.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/08/2013

The Insiders: Where is Hillary Clinton weak in 2016? It's not Bill

It's way too early to be talking about the 2016 presidential campaign. But we're going to be hearing a lot more about Hillary Clinton in the months ahead.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Campaign 2016, election 2016, hillary clinton, The Insiders

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 04/07/2013

David Kuo, the genuine compassionate conservative

Many call themselves compassionate conservatives, but the late David Kuo was the real thing.

By Dana Milbank  |  08:54 AM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/05/2013

PostScript: Robinson and political jokes

Readers respond to Robinson's exasperation at two GOP candidates.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Why Obama's compliment was just plain wrong

The President botched his one, and an apology is in order

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013

A gay-marriage parade in the Senate

Six senators voiced this week public support for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 04/05/2013

8 pics in p-Op culture

"Nutgers," Hillary Clinton, Argentina, Ronald Reagan, donuts, basketball, the Easter Bunny, Jedi mind melds, Patti Davis and Kid President all made their way into the national discourse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:51 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 04/04/2013

The climate reality is worth defending

The climate reality is worth defending

By Carter Eskew  |  06:02 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al gore, Climate Change, climate reality, Ed Rogers, George Mason, global warming, Republican, Yale

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Obama was right about Kamala Harris

His comments weren't cat-calling of a woman he doesn't know.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, kamala harris

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 04/04/2013

The Boehner Rule, the do-nothing House, and the want-nothing GOP

The House is happy to reduce its own influence, because House Republicans don't seem to care about policy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:03 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of Representatives, House Republicans, John Boehner

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

PostScript: George Will and learning offense

Readers respond to George F. Will's column on propaganda as education

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

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/04/2013

The Insiders: Let them eat 5 percent

President Obama might be returning 5 percent of his salary, but he should have his pay docked for not submitting a budget on time.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Obama's insulting salary stunt

The $20,000 Obama is kicking back to the Treasury is a pittance that he won't even miss.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, sequester

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/03/2013

PostScript: Wehner on re-criminalizing drugs

Readers respond to Wehner's column on enforcing drug laws.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Can the GOP survive embracing unpopular issues? Sure.

Most voters use party, not issues, to choose candidates.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

The Insiders: Bill O'Reilly is right about religion and gay marriage

Lawmakers should clarify: What is their public policy vs. religious reason for opposing gay marriage?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013

On guns, Obama is doing all he can. Are you?

There is still widespread support for sensible measures to curb gun violence. All that's needed now is the political activism to match it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Connecticut shooting, gun control, Guns

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/03/2013

What took so long to fire Mike Rice?

Rutgers University officials have known about videotaped abuse of players since late November.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013

The Insiders: Experience is a powerful teacher for the GOP

Experience is a powerful teacher

By Carter Eskew  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gallup, gay marriage, Kirk, Portman, Republican Party

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Why not arm the kids?

If one gun in the hands of, say, the principal is good, think of what hundreds of guns in the hands of students would do.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, nra

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/02/2013

The Insiders: Voters are cool and the planet is too

Global warming is fading as a political issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, energy, Environment, global warming, The Insiders

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

PostScript: Milbank and more offensiveness

Readers respond to the column's optimistic view on Don Young and his "wetback" comment.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Mark Kirk joins gay marriage parade

Kirk joined Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in the most exclusive of clubs.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/02/2013

The moment of truth on D.C. Circuit nominations

Are Republicans determined to stop every one of Obama's picks for the critical appeals court? We're going to find out soon.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, judicial nominations, Republicans, Senate

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Guns and immigration: Tale of two movements

The troubling difference in the momentum to get something done on gun violence and immigration is summed up in two headlines.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, immigration, Newtown

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/01/2013

PostScript: Childresses, white men and vileness

Readers respond to Childress and Childress singling out white men and boys as mass shooters.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Obama needs backup on guns

Imagine how much could get done if Obama's consistent calls for help from the American people on guns were backed up by a consistent flood of calls to Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/01/2013

The next SCOTUS battle

The last two battles suggest a very close call over breaking a Supreme Court filibuster during the current Congress.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/01/2013

The Insiders: A voice from the GOP's past is useful again

David Stockman has resurfaced to remind us of the harsh consequences of our deficits and debt.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david stockman, economy, Republicans

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Preserving the past in Berlin

The history of that city and how it deals with its past -- from Nazism to Communist occupation -- is nothing short of stunning.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/01/2013

The GOP's apology tour

The apologies by Don Young and Ben Carson after their offenses only make matters worse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

 

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