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PostPartisan: June, 2013

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Anti-abortion shenanigans in the Buckeye State

State Republicans avoid public hearings while limiting access.

By James McAuley  |  07:49 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/28/2013

1. Undermine health care reform 2. Complain it doesn't work.

Could the rejectionist caucus beat Obamacare? Maybe.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The Insiders: The GOP and Hispanic voters -- bad gets worse

Republicans in the House may be better off by not doing anything on immigration reform.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:29 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 06/28/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and inevitable gay marriage

Readers respond to Charles Krauthammer on the Supreme Court's decisions.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:51 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013

15 pics of p-Op culture: Gay pride

The Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality set off joyous celebrations across the country.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Why 70 (or at least 68) matters

It's a bill that House Republicans will allow to pass -- if there was any comprehensive bill they were willing to pass.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:44 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/27/2013

PostScript: Takei and fading ick

Readers respond to Takei's oped on the temporary ick factor of gay marriage.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Obama comes out for gays in Africa

Obama was direct and clear in espousing American values to the people of Africa. That he is African American only adds to their weight and power.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Doing the right thing -- for business

Pardon my cynicism, but I suspect that if Paula Deen’s ratings had held or were rising, the Food Network would not have dumped her.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:20 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  paula deen

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/26/2013

A split decision for civil rights

The court gutted the still-necessary Voting Rights Act and struck the Defense of Marriage Act.

By Carter Eskew  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 06/26/2013

PostScript: Sargent and DOMA down

Readers respond to Greg Sargent and the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:47 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Boehner continues to pretend there's a Plan B

It still seems unlikely that any immigration bill can pass with only Republican votes

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:31 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Why I hope Scalia is right on same-sex marriage

Is Antonin Scalia correct about the inevitability of the court finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage?

By Ruth Marcus  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

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

The Insiders: The remarkable Roberts Court

The Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act this week acknowledged the obvious about personal freedom. Chief Justice Robert's court is remarkable and uniquely balanced, and I hope President Obama does not get another Supreme Court pick.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, DOMA, gay marriage, john roberts, Prop 8, Supreme Court, The Insiders, voting rights act

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/26/2013

An ephemeral victory in Texas

A filibuster in Texas succeeded, but the Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act will make such stands less likely.

By James McAuley  |  12:52 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/26/2013

The work is not yet done

Even if we're far from the point where same-sex marriage is recognized as a fundamental right throughout the land, that's clearly where we're headed.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/26/2013

From the Stonewall Riots to the right to gay marriage

Today should be known henceforth as LGBT Liberation Day.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Photos of Zimmerman add to murky picture

Pictures of the neighborhood watch volunteer, particularly his hands, proved most intriguing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:09 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Here come the joke presidential candidates

John Bolton? He's not going to be a serious contender for the nomination, and there's no reason to pretend he is.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:07 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/25/2013

PostScript: Milbank and middle school Justice

Readers respond to Milbank's column on Justice Alito's broad reactions to his colleagues.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:03 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/25/2013

The Insiders: What Edward Snowden teaches us about Obama's climate change policy

If Obama can't convince Russia, China, and Ecuador to extradite Edward Snowden, how can he convince them to join him in a global climate crusade?

By Ed Rogers  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, edward snowden, Environment, leaks, nsa, The Insiders

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Supreme Court can't stop demographics

But striking down the Voting Rights Act won’t halt the ascendancy of underrepresented minorities.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 06/25/2013

The Insiders: The costs of carbon are real and growing

Proponents of carbon reductions have lacked an effective response. It's time to take the cost argument head on.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:57 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Climate Change, Earth, Florida, mayor bloomberg, obama, RollingStone

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Zimmerman trips over Trayvon's arms and hands

The Zimmerman case is a giant puzzle. We know what the picture looks like, but we don't know how the pieces fit together.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:25 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Supreme Court to decide fate of recess appointment power

It's not every day the court shifts the constitutional balance of power -- but it may do it in its next term.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 06/24/2013

PostScript: Dionne and killing the farm bill

Readers respond to Dionne's sigh of relief over the farm bill

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:02 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Knocking the Zimmerman defense over a joke

The prosecution opening was a punch-in-the gut. The defense opening was devoid of emotion. But it's knock-knock joke was inappropriate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:27 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The Insiders: Factors that could change our political orbit in the coming years

From Edward Snowden to Hillary Clinton, political actors stand ready to shake up our assumptions.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Cold War, Democrats, Republicans, The Insiders, United States

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The Insiders: The president plans to raise your power bill

President Obama's planned announcement on climate change tomorrow is an announcement that he'll be increasing everyone's power bill. His actions will be punitive and harmful to our weak economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Congress, Environment, epa, The Insiders

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The George Zimmerman trial begins

What will be presented -- and not presented -- in a Florida courtroom will determine Zimmerman's fate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:55 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Awaiting SCOTUS: From no recognition to marriage equality

The numerical state of equality for same-sex couples won't change. But the status of various forms of legal recognition for those couples would change dramatically.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 06/21/2013

PostScript: Will and metacommenters

Readers respond to his column on Obama, and each other.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:19 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george will, PostScript

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/21/2013

No one is ever "really running" Washington. Never.

The system isn't built for a "leader." It's designed to encourage independent actors to fight over policy, without anyone being in charge.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Tanzania settles human trafficking case of former diplomat to U.S.

Tanzania settles human trafficking case of former diplomat to the U.S.

By Dana Milbank  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human trafficking

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/20/2013

PostScript: Milbank on the tea party's turn

Readers respond to Milbank on the tea party's turn against Rubio.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The Insiders: Wrong speech, wrong time, wrong place

President Obama's speech at the Bradenburg Gate proved he has nothing to say. His underwhelming performance could hurt American power overseas.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, Democrats, Foreign Policy, germany, Kennedy, The Insiders

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013

What the Farm Bill says about immigration in the House

Sure, the House will be able to pass an immigration bill to get to conference. Sure.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Using the IRS 'scandal' to (try to) kill Obamacare

A conspiracy theory about the real intentions of Darrell Issa's IRS investigations gets validation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013

SCOTUS should follow Murkowski's conservative lead on gay marriage

Her powerful statement was a clear expression of her conservative ideals, and it should be mirrored by the Supreme Court.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 06/19/2013

How to explain Obama's approval ratings? Events, not polarization

It's unlikely that Barack Obama's approval ratings are really stuck at mid-range.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:20 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/19/2013

PostScript: Matt Miller and temporary Republicans

Comments on Miller's plan for Dems to save the GOP by becoming the GOP

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 09:11 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Burgess flogs flawed anti-abortion argument

What happens when the congressman waxing idiotic on abortion is a former OB-GYN?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:11 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Is the NSA's collection of phone records necessary?

The massive secret effort to log all of our phone calls is useful. But is that enough?

By Eugene Robinson  |  04:09 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 06/18/2013

'Regular order' on immigration suffers another blow

Without Louie Gohmert and the radicals, how do Republicans get to a majority?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:42 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/18/2013

PostScript: Michael Gerson and modernizing the GOP

Readers respond to Michael Gerson's column on a more inclusive, but conservative, GOP.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/18/2013

A congressional woman's voice on abortion

A female lawmaker sent me a powerful e-mail last week that ought to sink into some of the thick skulls on Capitol Hill -- but probably won't.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The Insiders: The president's travel is worth every dime

President Obama is facing undue criticism for the cost of his upcoming trip to Africa. The amount of goodwill an American president can generate through overseas travel is incalculable.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  africa, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, The Insiders, travel

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/17/2013

PostScript: Dionne and the wealth-commenter gap

Readers filtered through the paywall comment on Dionne's wealth-inequality column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Hillary! Hillary? Hillary!?!

Yup, we're in for two more years of mind-reading Hillary Clinton. Can the press at least be open about how it's all guesswork?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 06/17/2013

No 'ETA' for the end of Herman Cain's nonsense

Herman Cain can't seem to talk without numbers and abbreviations dribbling from his lips.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:57 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Waiting for the court on DOMA and Prop 8

A report from the centrist think tank Third Way on the "State of Relationship Recognition in 2013" puts everything into perspective.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Beware self-serving "Why Romney Lost" stories

They're probably selling something

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Yes, liberty always mattered

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil liberties, september 11th

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/14/2013

PostScript: Robinson and Scalia agree!

Readers respond to Robinson and Scalia in harmony.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Chris Christie slow-jamming his way to 2016

There are three things Christie might be hoping will happen between now and when he has to make a decision about 2016.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:23 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/14/2013

The Insiders: In politics, a bumper sticker beats an essay

The Gang of Eight immigration bill is still likely to pass the Senate, but Republicans in the Senate are trying to get to 60 votes.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, haley barbour, immigration reform, jeb bush, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/14/2013

A 'black agenda' is an American agenda

If President Obama sent Congress a definable "black agenda," I asked the senators, "how dead-on-arrival would such a piece of legislation be?"

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The Insiders: Looking beyond the politics of today

Examining the rising income disparity and the decline of the middle class.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George Packer, Jaron Lanier, Mrs. Clinton, New York Times, Syria

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/14/2013

5 pics of p-Op culture

Ochocinco, Snowden, Murdoch, Tebow, Franks, Lozada, divorce, butt-slap and The Putins. They all made their way into the national discourse. But how?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/13/2013

PostScript: Milbank and men, men, men!

Readers respond to Dana Milbank on abortion as a men's issue.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 06/13/2013

More data on GOP judicial obstruction

As we move to the showdown over the D.C. Circuit Court nominees, just how bad is Republican obstruction, anyway?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:35 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/13/2013

The gift that keeps on giving

Some Republicans still are fighting a war against women.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, AMA, House Judiciary Committee, rape, Todd Akin, Trent Franks, war on women

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Snowden failed to follow Ellsberg's example

Enough with the breathless comparisons. Edward Snowden is no Daniel Ellsberg.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:52 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national security

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/12/2013

PostScript: Parker and collective personal choice

Readers respond to Parker's column on sin tax and conscience.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Chuck Schumer gets it backwards on 70 votes in the Senate

Getting more Republican support in the Senate for the immigration bill won't put more pressure on the House, but it will be an indication that mainstream conservatives want the bill to pass.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:22 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/12/2013

On climate, a short-term bridge, not a long-term plan

There is a limit to how much "no net economic cost" policies can achieve.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Environment

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Judicial overreach on Ochocinco butt-slap

While I'm uncomfortable saying a judge should have a sense of humor in a case involving domestic violence, in this case I must make an exception.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/11/2013

PostScript: Milbank and too many secrets

Readers respond to Milbank's column on nobody checking up on the NSA.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

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

Edward Snowden isn't exactly a hero

Wished I could work up passion for this self-professed champion of government transparency. Alas, I can't.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national security

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 06/11/2013

The Insiders: The GOP should continue to oppose marijuana legalization

Republicans should not think they can appeal to a segment of voters by embracing destructive misbehavior as desirable public policy.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:26 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, drug legislation, marijuana use, Republicans, The Insiders

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

PostScript: Thiessen and nothing to see here

Readers respond to Thiessen's column on important secrecy.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/10/2013

George Zimmerman finally goes to trial

Finding jurors who haven't made up their minds about the Trayvon Martin case will be especially difficult. But a jury of Zimmerman's peers must be found.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Of course there's a filibuster against the immigration bill

Too many reporters still get basic Senate procedure wrong.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, immigration

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Santa Monica is no Newtown

Unlike Aurora and Newtown — or the mass shootings in Tucson, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood or Oak Creek — there has been a near-national silence on the carnage in Santa Monica.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Insiders: Republicans need clear response to NSA programs

I have yet to read a clear, comprehensive review of exactly what the government is doing to collect data for national security purposes, and I still don't know exactly what it is that we Republicans are objecting to.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, data collection, national security, nsa, privacy, terrorism, The Insiders

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Legalizing gay marriage is 'inevitable'

The sense of inevitability permeates every strata of American society.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Please, Republicans, save the filibuster

If they want the filibuster to survive, Republicans will have to reserve it for only those nominations they care about the most

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/07/2013

6 pics of p-Op culture

Russia, working moms, revenge, time travel, Susan Rice, Mike Douglas and shirtless horseback riding. They all made their way into the national discourse. But how?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 06/06/2013

The invisible wasted Republican opportunities

We all know about the terrible Republican candidates for Senator, but the states where no strong candidate runs is just as big a factor

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:31 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Jersey, Republican Party, Senate

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

Why Washington should be engaging with China

By Carter Eskew  |  04:40 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitalism, China, Chinese, David Brooks, Dow, United States

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 06/06/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is the only item on the president's agenda

By Ed Rogers  |  02:18 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Anthony Weiner has nothing to lose

Will New Yorkers do for Weiner what they did for Bloomberg?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:29 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, New York City, Politics

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/05/2013

No evidence on the table of wide IRS conspiracy

Republicans are increasingly strong in their insinuations, but the evidence points in a different direction.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Of course there won't be a bipartisan House immigration bill

House Republicans hate compromise, remember?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:31 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/05/2013

The Insiders: Susan Rice's payday

The Susan Rice appointment shows that Obama is more interested in showcasing his grievances than he is in providing good governance.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, national security, Republicans, scandal, Susan Rice, The Insiders

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/05/2013

PostScript: Milbank and Grand Old Party like it's 1999

Readers respond to Milbank on deja vu in Congress.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013

'Shameful' conduct from Issa on the IRS

As with most things involving the House Oversight committee chairman, you have to separate fact from fiction.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 06/05/2013

The heckler -- and FLOTUS -- were right

The first lady should not have been heckled. But the heckler had a substantive point to make on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:16 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

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

Christie does right thing for state -- and self

His call for a special election made the most of an uncomfortable situation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans, Senate

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/04/2013

PostScript: Milbank and accusing first

Readers respond to Milbank on IRS scandal accusations.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The D.C. Circuit nomination wars have begun

President Obama is finally trying to fill key vacant seats on the federal bench.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The nasty fight over Obama's D.C. Circuit nominees

GOP attacks miss the point. But so do Democrats'.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, judicial nominations, Senate

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The Insiders: Judicial nomination remarks show Obama is more isolated than ever

Instead of presenting a strong case for his nominees, the president resorted to attacking Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, dc circuit court, judicial nominations, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Fear and loathing in the House GOP

The Post's Paul Kane gives you a flavor of the fresh hell the Republican leadership faces with its cantankerous caucus.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:29 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Insiders: As trust in government erodes, Obama's plans evaporate

The current scandals, combined with President Obama's lethargy and lack of planning, have driven trust in government to a recent new low.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, Republicans, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Conservative reformers and fixing the broken Republican Party

A healthy conservative reform movement is necessary to reviving the GOP, even if they won't be able to do much on their own.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party

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

PostScript: Marsh on baseball, God, blessings and America

Readers respond to a commentary on a favorite song at the ol' ball park.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Targeting Eric Holder

If Holder leaves it won't be because the president pushed him out. It'll be because he has had enough of the [barnyard epithet goes here] of Washington.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Republicans

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

The Insiders: Remembering my friend, Frank Lautenberg

By Carter Eskew  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frank Lautenberg, The Insiders

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

A less-fragile economy

The long, long winter of America's economic discontent is finally thawing, just in time to help restore Obama's footing.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush, Clinton, economy, irs, obama, Reagan

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/03/2013

'HNIC,' the Daily Caller and cultural illiterates

Although the line is thin, there is a difference between racism and cultural illiteracy. And without question, the Daily Caller tweet was guilty of the latter.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, Republican Party, Republicans, Twitter

 

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