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PostPartisan: July, 2013

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Senate deal holds!

Executive branch nominations are being confirmed -- but questions still remain about the deal going forward.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:12 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, Senate

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 07/31/2013

The Insiders: Sandra Fluke keeps sending me emails

Sandra Fluke is trying to convince me to give money to Democratic candidates. I assume that since she is making pitches for money, she can lead the lifestyle she wants without taxpayer handouts.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, EMILY's List, fundraising, sandra fluke, The Insiders

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

The Hill needs glasses

Perhaps the Hill's 'most beautiful' list should have stopped at 10.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/31/2013

PostScript: Milbank and Congress doing even less

Readers respond to Milbank re: stopping the government

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Anthony Weiner flirts with 'Danger'

New Yorkers don't like quitters. But they really don't like folks who don't know when to quit.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, New York City

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013

The Insiders: We pay a price for the president's irrelevance

Obama's new grand bargain isn't going to go anywhere. His punitive tax increases won't grow the economy or boost GDP, and they are DOA in Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Rebuilding a thriving economy

Is Amazon the right company to highlight when talking about restoring the middle class?

By Carter Eskew  |  04:16 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amazon, Bill Gates, capitalism, Carnegie, Ford, Google, Jeff Bezos, President Obama, Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Vanderbuilt

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013

The Insiders: Does the White House think no one will notice the Obamacare hypocrisy?

The administration's hypocrisy on Obamacare and the economy is going to fuel the resentment of voters, which will lead to trouble for Democrats in November 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, irs, obamacare, The Insiders, unions

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/30/2013

PostScript: Wemple asks for Fox apology

Readers respond to Wemple's argument that Aslan deserves an apology.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/30/2013

In defense of context-included policy coverage

We need more reporting on policy -- but it's okay for political context to help determine which proposals get attention.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/30/2013

What the Post left out about Lindy Boggs

Missing from the paper's obituary: Lindy Boggs was a tireless champion for the rights of unborn children.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 AM ET, 07/30/2013

The GOP misunderstands the 'war on women'

Trying to turn the 'war' on Democrats after recent scandals is an insult to Americans' intelligence and to millions of US women.

By Katrina vanden Heuvel  |  01:42 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, sexual harassment, war on women, Women's rights

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Ignore the Obamacare spin war!

Implementation matters. The hype, on both sides, doesn't.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:39 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 07/29/2013

PostScript: Dionne and the voting battles

Readers respond to Dionne's column on voter restriction laws.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:01 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/29/2013

The Insiders: The consequences of affordable green-energy options

Is the electricity industry next in line to be disrupted?

By Carter Eskew  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green energy, The Insiders

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Texas Republicans get it wrong on Holder and the Voting Rights Act

Actually, the Supreme Court did allow the attorney general to mess with Texas.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court, voting rights act

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 07/26/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and Detroitopsy

Readers respond to Dr. Krauthammer's forensic diagnosis of Detroit's finances

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:05 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013

The Insiders: On climate, too, the GOP is out of touch

A new poll highlights the party's disconnect with younger voters on the issue of climate change.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  global warming, The Insiders

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Steve King and why Republicans should allow immigration reform to pass

It's a lose-lose for Republicans that has only one viable solution

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:12 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 07/24/2013

The Insiders: Anthony Weiner and his evil twin

With Weiner and his ilk, the conflict is more like looking into two mirrors of narcissism.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:31 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, The Insiders

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Understanding the importance of a reputation for bipartisanship

Politicians get reputations as partisans mostly because of context.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/24/2013

PostScript: Milbank and pivoting back to the start

Readers respond to Milbank on Obama's microwaved jobs speeches

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/23/2013

GOP Rep. Steve King: Most DREAMers are 'hauling marijuana'

Another racially tinged attack from the Republican congressman.

By James Downie  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DREAM Act, immigration, Steve King

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/23/2013

PostScript: Gerson and Obama's speech

Readers respond to Gerson's praise and criticism.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Not another budget apocalypse

A guide for understanding stories about the next budget showdown

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are losing the economic argument

The GOP message of tax cuts and deregulation doesn't have currency anymore.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:29 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al gore, Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, George Bush, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, President Obama, The Insiders

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/23/2013

What about Prince Richard?

The royal couple need look no further for a a noble baby name.

By Richard Cohen  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Heir

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: The president returns to returning to the economy

President Obama will spend this week making economic speeches in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, election 2014, keystone pipeline, The Insiders

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/22/2013

PostScript: Thiessen and selling out too soon

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Yes, Barack Obama's popularity still matters

It matters for the 2014 and 2016 elections -- and for policy outcomes throughout his second term.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: Remembering Lary Lewman, the master voice

Voice-over man for Democratic ads had a lot of wisdom to impart.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Squier, Jimmy Carter, Lary Lewman, The Insiders

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/22/2013

An evening with Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan

One suffered an injustice and decided to take on the federal government. The other decided to help her right that wrong -- and they won.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 07/19/2013

The new face of Russia's opposition

An interview with 22-year-old activist and successful local candidate Vera Kichanova.

By Susannah Jacob  |  11:37 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexei Navalny, Russia

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Obama makes the 'unsayable' accessible

In talking about Trayvon Martin, the president embodied the kind of grace that is well-restrained passion.

By David Ignatius  |  08:37 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Why "Obamacare" will be nothing like Medicare

If it works, it becomes invisible -- and it won't matter in electoral politics

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2013

President Obama speaks up for Trayvon Martin

To have a president who looks like me and has lived the same experience I have and to say so before the nation was as overwhelming as it was historic.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/19/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is falling apart

The White House may have trouble convincing its allies to stick with its health-care talking points.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, elections 2014, obamacare, The Insiders, unions

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Texas's TRAP for women

The various legislatures are not concerned about the health of women.

By James McAuley  |  06:21 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, Texas

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Time to fix the rest of it: Executive branch nomination reform now!

Too much vetting makes for a government that doesn't function well.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Confirmation hearings, nominations, Senate

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/18/2013

PostScript: Milbank and repeal redux

Readers respond to Milbank on Affordable Care Act repeal lunacy.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Eric Holder aims at Stand Your Ground laws

The attorney general is smart to shift focus from the Zimmerman trial to the absurd laws behind it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 07/17/2013

PostScript: Parker and walking while armed

Readers respond to Kathleen Parker on the Zimmerman case.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:21 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Making the case for Obama to talk about race

Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen has a request of the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: The White House doesn't have a plan. Do they know it?

According to the New York Times, President Obama's ineffectiveness on issues ranging from Syria to health care is actually a "calculated presidential approach." Does anyone actually believe this?

By Ed Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, eisenhower, gun control, health care, New York Times, politico, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 07/17/2013

How Ted Cruz got Richard Cordray confirmed

Republican overreach backfires

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:33 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: Cheney celebrity muscle vs. homespun Enzi

Liz Cheney certainly has the right to run for Mike Enzi's Senate seat, but many of the party faithful think she might be making a big mistake in doing so.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  elections 2014, liz cheney, mike enzi, Republicans, Senate, The Insiders, wyoming

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/16/2013

The tricky line between Obamacare and the ACA

It's a tough one for Republican politicians to navigate

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACA, obamacare

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/16/2013

PostScript: Cohen and realistic racial profiling

Readers respond to Cohen's statistics on young black men.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Message to Zimmerman: Black like me

Alex Fraser took to Facebook a few hours after the verdict was read to pen a most extraordinary open letter to the killer of Trayvon Martin.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Racism and the George Zimmerman trial

Reading some of the missives was like sloshing through a sewer barefoot.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:03 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/15/2013

The Insiders: Washington no longer has any dealmakers

Reid's threats to invoke the "nuclear option" in the Senate prove that Democrats are better at whining than governing.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Harry Reid, Nuclear option, Senate, The Insiders

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/15/2013

New GOP rhetoric on nominees is stupid. Reid should take it anyway.

Perhaps there's a deal to be had to avoid a nuclear solution.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, NLRB, Nuclear option

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 07/15/2013

PostScript: Marcus and law vs. justice

Readers respond to Marcus on justice not under the law.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:52 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Trayvon Martin and the stolen youth of black children

The Zimmerman acquittal now makes it clear that justice for an innocent black child killed requires proof that he lived his life beyond reproach at all times.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:25 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 07/13/2013

George Zimmerman gets to go home

After more than 16 hours of deliberation, the verdict was unanimous.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:31 PM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Race and the George Zimmerman trial

John Guy used race to take race off the table and he did it by pulling a reverse Matthew McConaughey.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:28 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Carl Levin can save the filibuster

It's time for him to join with Democrats -- and offer Republicans a way to disarm the nukes.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:20 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, Senate

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The Insiders: Prudence in the House, fireworks in the Senate

For the first time in a few months, the action taking place in both houses of Congress really matters.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, entitlement reform, farm bill, food stamps, Harry Reid, house, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Senate, The Insiders

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/11/2013

PSA for Zimmerman trial verdict no laugh 'riot'

The best thing for everyone to do when the verdict is finally reached is to heed the words of the Martin family.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Why Senate reform is needed

Republicans won't play by informal norms, and so rules change is required.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are chasing a mirage

Now is not a good time to be a Democrat, but it's worse for Republicans who hope to win an election

By Carter Eskew  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Insiders

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013

George Zimmerman's defense rests case

Zimmerman didn't take the stand in his defense. Not that he needed to.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/10/2013

PostScript: Barron and Wal-Mart

Readers respond to Barron's oped on Wal-mart's decision

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/10/2013

The strange (probable?) death of immigration reform

It's not just about numbers. To become law, bills need strong supporters.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Killing Obamacare through the IRS

Karen Finney's conspiracy theory about the Republican Party, the IRS "scandal" and Obamacare turns out to be real.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013

The Insiders: Obama's 'smarter government' initiative is a joke

President Obama announced the new Management Agenda for Government Innovation -- which includes saving taxpayers money -- less than 48 hours before the revelation that his administration built a wasteful, unnecessary $34 million headquarters in Afghanistan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afghanistan, Barack Obama, government spending, The Insiders, waste, White House

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Zimmerman is 'right-handed'?

Throughout the trial, I have seen Zimmerman writing on a notepad with his left hand.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Ignore Those Polls! (2016 edition)

Yes, the 2016 campaign is underway. No, the polls aren't the right thing to be covering yet.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Boehner goes 'insane' over Obamacare

Insanity takes up permanent residence in the Capitol.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/09/2013

PostScript: Milbank and Bush ascendant

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare and the growth of part-time jobs

What will this mean for Democrats in the midterm elections?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, employer mandate, jobs, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/08/2013

PostScript: Ellsberg and Snowden's flight

Readers respond to Ellsberg's piece on our tightened security state

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The best news in Senate reform

Reformers are moving towards different rules for different situations. That's progress.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, filibuster, Senate

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Ellsberg has a point on Snowden

Ellsberg writes a very persuasive op-ed in The Post where he argues that Snowden "made the right call" to flee the country. But....

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  edward snowden, nsa

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The Insiders: Our Goldilocks economy

We have outsourced economic policymaking to the Federal Reserve.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, federal reserve, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/08/2013

What Eliot Spitzer learned from Anthony Weiner

Name recognition, apparently, is better than a stellar reputation and the proclivity to be photographed with your clothes on.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The return of Eliot Spitzer

Go, Eliot! Go!

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eliot Spitzer, New York City

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Trayvon was 'alive,' but could he move?

It strains credulity to believe that Trayvon could move his hands, which Zimmerman said he stretched away from his victim's body, to underneath his body, as he was found by neighbors and police, after being shot in the heart.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:57 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013

The Insiders: Who's in charge at The White House? The clear-eyed realists or the delusional Obamaphiles?

There seem to be two schools of thought at The White House; we may learn this weekend which will prevail.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, egyptm edward snowden, obamacare, The Insiders, valerie jarrett, White House

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Prosecution rests case against George Zimmerman

Prosecution did a good job presenting its case. But the defense did a good job sewing seeds of doubt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:26 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013

PostScript: Pirie and the revolution so far

Readers respond to Pirie's assessment of the American Revolution so far.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Pope Francis's smart sainthood declaration

Granting sainthood to John XXIII and John Paul II shows a Pope who understands the need to bring a divided Catholic Church together.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, Pope Francis

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Yes, it's time for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to step down

If she cares about the issues she's fought so long for, it's time for her to step aside.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 07/04/2013

A nation defined by politics

This Fourth of July, celebrate the way politics creates a special kind of freedom.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:32 AM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 07/03/2013

No 'second thoughts' on Zimmerman focus

Whether the state meets the "depraved mind" test will be determined by the jury, not by conservative critics.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:11 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/03/2013

PostScript: Parker and celebrating Wendy Davis

Readers respond to Parker on celebrating Wendy Davis's stand.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/03/2013

The Insiders: The remarkable bravery of firefighters, present and past

Granite Mountain Hotshots should be remembered, as should those who sacrificed before them

By Carter Eskew  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Insiders, Wildfires

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/03/2013

The Insiders: The Obamacare delay could hurt small businesses even more

The longer term effect of the ObamaCare employer mandate delay could serve the White House policy and political interests more than the original schedule established by the law.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, employer mandate, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/02/2013

The district court disaster

Republican obstruction (and failure of the Obama administration to make filling judicial vacancies a high priority) has meant justice denied for too many Americans.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/02/2013

PostScript: Robinson and Boehner's way out

Readers respond to Robinson's proposal for Boehner on immigration.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Fake photo of Trayvon Martin still making the rounds

People! Listen up. The photo you’re passing around via email is not that of Trayvon Martin. Not even close.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/02/2013

The insiders: Republicans are jeopardizing their long-term brand viability for short-term gains

Republicans jeopardizing long-term brand viability for short-term gains

By Carter Eskew  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Bush, medicaid, Mitch McConnell, National Football League, obama, Supreme Court

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/02/2013

The truth about the student loan rate increase

It is not a disaster, despite what you've heard from Washington.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, student loans

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Dysfunctional Congress, continued

You can't legislate without making deals.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:10 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The Insiders: Democrats are trying to suppress the confusion and hide the cost of ObamaCare

Smart Democrats are beginning to realize that they need to do everything they can to suppress the confusion and hide the cost of ObamaCare before the 2014 midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, health insurance, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Edward Snowden jumps the shark in Moscow

Flirting with Moscow is a credibility killer.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  edward snowden, nsa

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/01/2013

PostScript: Cole and rights taken away last week

Readers respond to David Cole's alarm at last week's Supreme Court rulings.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Wendy Davis on access to abortion, Rick Perry's call for a second session and more

The Fort Worth state senator, who became a national celebrity for her 13-hour filibuster, talks about access to abortion, Rick Perry's call for a second session and more

By James McAuley  |  08:08 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, wendy davis

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

Deen's distinctions: 'N----s' vs. 'professional black men'

What Deen actually said in a deposition in the $1.2 million discrimination suit against her was far worse.

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

 

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