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PostPartisan: August, 2013

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 08/30/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer on a goal for Syria

Readers respond to Charles Krauthammer advising President Obama to stop maundering.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:53 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/30/2013

A quick shutdown/default overview

They'll probably avoid a calamity. Probably. Right?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government spending

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/30/2013

The Justice Department’s smart new marijuana policy

The Obama administration won't interfere with Colorado and Washington's legalization.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Justice Department, marijuana, war on drugs

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 08/29/2013

PostScript: George Will’s and President Obama’s words of war

Readers respond to George Will on President Obama's careless words on Syria.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  05:15 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Pat Robertson’s ‘vicious stuff’ about gays and AIDS

No doubt most think he’s not worth the air needed to deliver a full-throated condemnation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:05 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Cory Booker isn’t gay, but so what if he were?

Even though I and other gays would love to claim him as our very own, my finely tuned gaydar registers nary a blip of recognition.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:22 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cory Booker, LGBT

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Heritage vs. House conservatives

Could House conservatives actually become real legislators? A small, but promising, sign.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Amazing poll vault for Bill de Blasio

The latest Quinnipiac poll solidifies de Blasio’s standing as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/28/2013

PostScript: Milbank on ideological truthiness

Readers respond to Milbank on ridiculous claims about Obama

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Four straight black men who led on gay rights

Four straight black men hastened the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and DOMA.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Age minimums for office are foolish and undemocratic

Why couldn't King have been a great president in 1963? Well, because the Constitution said he couldn't.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:32 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  age minimums, elected office

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 08/28/2013

‘We need a Bayard Rustin today’

Were it not for the skill of the openly gay activist for racial and economic equality the world might never have heard of King's dream.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:52 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, Race

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/27/2013

PostScript: Milbank and the GOP’s claims on MLK

Readers respond to Milbank on attempts to link King to the GOP.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The Insiders: President Obama's "Bring Them On" moment

The president remarks about a "red line" being crossed if chemical weapons are used in Syria are what has brought us to the brink today.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, chemical weapons, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Conservatives make selling them out really easy

Should Speaker Boehner just surrender? It might be the path of least damage.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Chris Christie steps on himself again

The New Jersey governor didn't look very presidential when he unleashed unkind words about a sports reporter.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, GOP 2016

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013

The Insiders: Bad news is good news for the Obama economy

Right now, for the Democrats the only thing worse than trickle-down economics is no trickle-down economics.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal reserve, gdp, The Insiders, trickle down economics

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/26/2013

PostScript: Dionne and post-governing government

Readers respond to Dionne on an anti-governing government.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/26/2013

George Zimmerman goes gun shopping

Zimmerman's latest attention-getter defies comprehension.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Great judge, terrible political analyst

If she and Stephen Breyer care about the principles they've fought for on the bench, they should resign. Soon.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  judicial nominations, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013

John Lewis and the continued 'March to Justice'

"There's a lot of pain, a lot of hurt in America," Lewis said. The pain and hurt were palpable during the Q

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, Race, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The Insiders: The impeachment talk won't go away Obama won't let it

Impeachment seems far-fetched and it's definitely off-message for the GOP, but the idea is starting to sound less and less crazy.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, constitution, impeachment, senator tom coburn, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2013

"This beats Obamacare I hope"

Up next: How dare they run an Obamascare campaign?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care reform, obamacare

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/23/2013

How weak-kneed were Obama's picks to review the NSA?

The real reasons to wonder about how much good the president's panel will do.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nsa

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The trouble with college rankings

The difficulty with Obama's latest plan, in Obama's own words.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, education

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 08/22/2013

PostScript: Matt Miller and sketchy arguments

Readers respond to Matt Miller on the Republicans dissing Obamacare.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:21 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The real choice coming for House mainstream conservatives

Something is going to pass, either with their votes or their permission, that President Obama can accept. That's the basic structure of the situation on funding the government and the debt limit.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The Insiders: No whining allowed -- Don't pay White House interns

A White House internship is a distinct honor. If you don't think the opportunity is worth some sacrifice, you should quit.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 08/21/2013

PostScript: Parker and the Chicken Party

Readers respond to Parker's pro-states-and-chickens-rights argument.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:01 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Newt's party, Newt's world

The disgraced speaker taught conservatives that bomb-throwing is the only true conservative tactic. Some of them still believe it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/21/2013

No love for Russia today from Jamie Kirchick

The openly gay American journalist took expression of displeasure with Russia's homophobic laws to heroic new heights.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Russia

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Is health insurance a good deal for 'young healthies'?

They're better off if the Affordable Care Act works.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:32 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013

PostScript: Dana Milbank and no news

Readers respond to Dana Milbank on President Obama's summer swoon.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Daily Caller's not-so-Sunny observation

Pointless, yet telling.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/20/2013

New report points to a sure disaster

New U.N. report says the climate is changing and humans are causing the change. Now what do we do about it?

By Carter Eskew  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Baseless calls for Obama's impeachment

The conversation has moved from birther nonsense to a destructive remedy: impeachment.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The Insiders: Ashton Kutcher's sage advice

The actor talks honestly to America's youth about the dignity of work.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashton Kutcher, jobs, Republicans, The Insiders, Youth

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/19/2013

PostScript: Bloomberg on stop and frisk

Readers respond to Bloomberg's defense of stop-and-frisk strategies

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Ted Cruz should say "No, Canada" [Update]

The Canadian-born senator should renounce his Canadian citizenship if he wants to be president of the United States.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/19/2013

(Pretend to) Run, Joe, run!

Why Biden's potential bid is good news for the Democrats and the White House.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2016, hillary clinton, Joe Biden

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013

The GOP's governing deficit

Leadership requires someone to follow. Time and again Republicans' raucous caucus has shown contempt for its leaders.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/16/2013

RNC makes a (maybe) brilliant move

Republicans may have a hidden motive for boycotting two networks that are planning movies about Hillary Clinton.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/16/2013

GOP debate-boycott vote is 'nonsense'

The real nonsense is that Reince Priebus has spent so much time publicly flogging this fauxtroversy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Obamacare-bashers forget that insurance has benefits

Featuring the worst thing you're going to read about the ACA

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Married gay couples getting 'the dignity and respect they deserve'

Excitement over the death of DOMA is giving way to amazement over the actions being taken in its wake.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/16/2013

'The Butler': A black man in a very white house

"The Butler" was a witness to history

By Richard Cohen  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Race

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Bill de Blasio brings the heat to Chris Quinn

A second favorable poll for the former underdog. But will it last?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Events in Egypt demand a shift in U.S. policy

The alternative is not only morally unconscionable, but also a direct threat to regional stability and U.S. interests.

By Robert Kagan  |  07:03 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Reading invisible tea leaves

The 2016 nomination contests are underway, which means it's time to start separating what's real from the hype.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, election 2016, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013

PostScript: Will, Obama and Nixon

Readers respond to Will's comparison of Obama and Nixon

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/14/2013

The Insiders: GOP's organization and money are coming together

By Ed Rogers  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, gop, Republican Party, The Insiders

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/14/2013

PostScript: Parker and Hillary Clinton's estrogen asset

Readers respond to Parker's stance on Hillary Clinton's strategy of being a woman.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Jack Germond, commander of the bus

The man who commanded many campaign press buses will be missed.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Just how stupid does Heritage think Republican politicians are?

Will GOP politicians believe loaded polls on a topic on which even good polls are worthless? Only if they're complete saps.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Trump still clowns around with birthers

Remember Trump's explosive press conference detailing his birther findings? Yeah, neither do I.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 08/13/2013

The Insiders: President Obama is to blame

By Ed Rogers  |  05:46 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blame, Liberals, obama, The Insiders

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

Back to square one on the shutdown confrontation

It helps if conservatives give up their plan to deliberately shut down government, but that still means a struggle to find the votes for making the normal process work.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:13 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Bill de Blasio: one-poll wonder?

The Quinnipiac Poll puts him in the lead for the first time in the crowded Democratic primary field for New York City mayor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Standing up to anti-gay animus from the pulpit

I can't speak for the whores, drunkards, adulterers and thieves who might have been present, but I was enraged.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Past and future in 'stop-and-frisk' ruling

A history of racial disparity in the application of this country's criminal laws.

By James McAuley  |  07:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013

PostScript: Samuelson and the new news

Readers respond to Samuelson on the current state of media.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Anthony Weiner flops in Siena poll

Results prove my point that New Yorkers really don't like a guy who doesn't know when to quit.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, New York City

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/12/2013

The Insiders: Clinton's peg as 2016 front-runner

Two of the best political bookmakers in the business have set the early odds on Hillary Clinton's chances for the presidency in 2016.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Obama's feisty news conference

By David Ignatius  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, nsa

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Did Congress pay attention to the NSA?

Lawmakers weren't totally in the dark, or at least they shouldn't have been.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:28 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nsa

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Not all Hastert violations are alike

Going deeper into the possible Kabuki among House Republicans.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, John Boehner

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Washington's sort of working, but for how long?

Republicans and Democrats are actually accomplishing things — for the moment.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, student loans

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/08/2013

PostScript: Ignatius and Don Graham fervor

Readers respond to Ignatius's column on the Grahams' choice

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/08/2013

The Insiders: Making it easy to be a Democrat

A portion of the Republican Party is baring a very ugly and angry soul to the nation.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/08/2013

No 'Ebony and Ivory' response to 'We are Trayvon' covers

Four Ebony magazine covers stir up predictable hate from the right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2013

The Insiders: Lee Atwater's Five Rules of Politics

Even though they are not particularly idealistic, in the real world -- or at least in the real Washington -- there might still be some applicability to the rules.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign operatives, Campaigns, the insiders. lee atwater

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/07/2013

PostScript: Rogers and 2014 looking good for GOP

Readers respond to Ed Rogers on a hopeful 2014 for Republicans.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/07/2013

There are no electoral locks

No, we really don't know that Democrats are favored in the 2024 presidential election.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Obama to 'Let freedom ring' at March on Washington

He has a lot to talk about 50 years after the historic march.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/07/2013

The Insiders: Obama won't meet with Putin. It's just as well.

Even if there ever was an Obama-Putin relationship, it's over for the rest of the Obama presidency. It will be up to the next president to push the re-reset button.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Russia, The Insiders, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 08/07/2013

A red line that finally holds

Finally, with Vladimir Putin, President Obama has stood firm. The summit is off.

By Richard Cohen  |  11:20 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/06/2013

How I convinced the Grahams to sell to Bezos

There is one way to ditch the short-termism of publicly traded companies.

By Harold Meyerson  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/06/2013

PostScript: Cohen and standing by a cheater

Readers respond to a personal story from Cohen

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/06/2013

The Insiders: GOP election prospects are good and getting better

It's all too easy to lose sight of the fact that Republicans seem to be on a path toward winning the 2014 midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, elections 2014, midterms, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/06/2013

The strange place of House conservatives in the budget showdown

They are central to a deal -- but ignored -- which may be by choice -- for now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/06/2013

The Insiders: Can rich patrons save journalism?

We have entered a new era: A great news organization now needs people willing to support it beyond its means to support itself.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Blacks could rock the vote in 2014 -- if they vote

The midterm electorate doesn't have to be older and white.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, Republicans

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013

The Insiders: Another UN global climate warming report, AR5, may fuel Democrats' defeat

President Obama insists on taking unilateral action on climate change instead of providing international leadership on the issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Environment, The Insiders, United Nations

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Politicians' paranoia is fueling immigration results

Polling isn't going to tell us what politicians are paranoid about. And they're always paranoid about something.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013

'Insane' support for 'stand your ground' laws

There is nothing surprising about the stark divisions revealed in the Quinnipiac poll showing 53 percent support for "stand your ground" laws.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Hey, reporters! Do health insurance boycott organizers carry insurance themselves?

It's time to ask.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop, health care, health care refom, obamacare

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/02/2013

PostScript: Three views of Cruz

Readers respond when Charles Krauthammer, Eugene Robinson and Michael Gerson write about the Republican from Texas.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/02/2013

The GOP's blind fury at Obamacare

They've gone from chanting "repeal and replace" to dropping the replace part altogether.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/02/2013

The GOP's sorry slide on the environment

Current Republicans reject the advice of former Republican EPA chiefs.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/02/2013

The Insiders: The GOP faces bad choices on the budget and the debt ceiling

The only options Republicans have today are to capitulate or to force an unflattering, politically harmful government shutdown and then capitulate.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barackk obama, Congress, government shutdown, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 08/01/2013

The forgotten side of the NSA's metadata program

What happens once the government decides to open its vast database of phone records?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:26 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nsa

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/01/2013

George Zimmerman is guilty

Zimmerman commits the super-obnoxious "don't you know who I am?!" offense.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

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

Maybe it's a judicial confirmation Senate showdown after all

If Republicans plan to blockade the vacant D.C. Circuit Court seats, Harry Reid and the Democrats will have no choice but to go nuclear. It shouldn't come to that.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:01 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/01/2013

PostScript: Will and parasites on Detroit

Without competition, Will says, governments and parasites become bad at their jobs.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013

When Congress refuses to govern

A do-nothing Congress appears to have given way to a let-someone-else-do-it Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Republicans, Supreme Court

 

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