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PostPartisan: February, 2014

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Obama urges nation to be ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

From the moment President Obama walked into the East Room, you could tell this initiative was personal for him.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 02/28/2014

The Insiders: Liberals are destroying the planet

Most reasonable voters find it hard to know whom to believe on climate change because alarmists like President Obama and Al Gore have so often been wrong.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:43 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Democrats, The Insiders

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Brewer veto not best part of anti-gay bill’s demise

Never before have I seen such full-throated opposition to a piece of anti-gay legislation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:55 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/26/2014

What would drug-legalization supporters do?

A response to Radley Balko.

By Charles Lane  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014

The Insiders: Chairman Camp’s tax proposal gives Republicans an edge

Camp’s tax reform proposal is pro-growth and a net plus for Republicans. It deserves serious consideration.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chairman dave camp, election 2014, Republicans, stephen moore, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 02/26/2014

The recovery: Deja vu all over?

Is the economy’s slowdown a reflection of a bad winter or of history?

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  11:53 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economic recovery, economy

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/26/2014

For GOP, Camp’s tax plan worth revisiting

His proposal gives Republicans a chance to reform the tax code.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dave Camp, medicaid, Medicare, taxes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Cheat sheet: U.S. support for gay marriage [Update]

Public attitudes toward marriage equality have changed quickly in the 10 years since Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Hagel’s budget priority: ‘Defend the country’

The defense secretary says he’ll leave the ‘grand strategy’ to others.

By David Ignatius  |  04:01 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense budget

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/25/2014

The Insiders: Another day, another Obamacare disaster

The finding that 11 million U.S. workers face higher premiums under Obamacare should be a banner headline. But by now these revelations are routine.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cms, hhs, Obamacare, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/25/2014

‘Exposing’ gays in Uganda

Things in Uganda will only get worse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Banning gay players from NFL is absurd

Jack Burkman tries to justify his homophobic legislation with lame hand-wringing about locker-room leering.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Iranian oil exports rise markedly since interim deal: Report

The development may signal that oil sanctions have eased significantly since Tehran agreed to freeze its nuclear program.

By David Ignatius  |  04:33 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Uganda criminalizes being gay

With the stroke of his pen, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda defied science and world opinion to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people outlaws in his country.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:29 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Insiders: America’s decline could become a campaign issue

Under President Obama, America’s influence around the world is rapidly declining. We will pay a price for this weakness, perhaps soon.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american decline, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, The Insiders

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Will Arizona stand its ground against gays?

Reading about Arizon’s anti-gay bill, I kept thinking about “stand your ground” law.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Jason Collins Nets a basketball contract

If you want to break barriers, doing it for a Brooklyn team is the way to do it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Cheat sheet: Ted Nugent’s greatest hits

No matter how ugly Ted Nugent’s rhetoric got, the repugnant rocker couldn’t seem to say anything that earned him condemnation from leaders in the Republican Party. Until now.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:18 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Ted Nugent

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 02/21/2014

America gets out of jail

The conventional wisdom is wrong: “mass incarceration” is yesterday’s problem, not today’s crisis.

By Charles Lane  |  02:39 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Krauthammer misleads on global warming

Another brave attack on the environmental movement’s self-appointed straw men.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:16 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Krauthammer, Climate Change

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Speaker Boehner is not chained to reality

“This reaffirms what has become all too apparent: The president has no interest in doing anything, even modest, to address our looming debt crisis.” #FacePalm

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Palin is right. ‘Enough is enough’

I really wish Palin would put some meat on those tired Republican platitudes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:41 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Sarah Palin

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Right or wrong, Wendy Doniger’s ‘The Hindus’ should be published

It’s easy to publish books that are safe -- it’s for the ones that challenge us that the concept of free speech exists.

By Swati Sharma  |  08:30 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free speech, The Hindus, Wendy Doniger

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Michael Dunn verdict and the civil rights schism between blacks and gays

“Being part of the civil rights movement isn’t just an honor or a rhetorical cloak, it is an obligation.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Davis, LGBT, michael dunn, Race

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: Democrats have turned the global warming debate into a cartoon

Secretary Kerry’s latest comments and a Democratic donor’s millions have made the debate even more surreal.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, global warming, secretary john kerry, The Insiders, tom steyer

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014

‘The Daily Show’ segment on Jordan Davis rings devastatingly true

The Daily Show nails the dilemma facing black kids with devastating humor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Davis, Race, the daily show

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: The president’s cynical billion-dollar politics

How many billions more will President Obama toss out to pet programs before the 2014 elections?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, billion dollars, Climate Change, government spending, spending, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Cheat sheet: LGBT rights in Africa

Uganda is not alone in its harsh treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Our ‘precious’ Uber life

Frank Bruni and Andy Kessler approach from opposing corners the lifestyle I share with millions of other Americans. And they are both right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Lifestyle, Society

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2014

A soul-stirring performance by D.C. mayoral candidates

Contenders for D.C. mayor morphed into Christian soldiers looking for a war on which to march.

By Colbert I. King  |  11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Ed Walsh, a journeyman’s journeyman

If you asked me to describe Walsh, with whom I had worked in Annapolis and Jerusalem, among other places, I would say he was lean and sandy-haired and there was almost always a cigarette dangling from his lips.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Walsh

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/17/2014

George Zimmerman is no ‘scapegoat’

Astounded. That’s the only way to describe CNN’s Chris Cuomo after he entered the delusional world of George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Cheat sheet: Gay marriage advances

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the lower federal courts have been busy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Op-graphic: Christie and ‘Bridgegate’ decoded

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Insiders: The IRS, the Democrats’ cat’s paw

There is an ominous pattern emerging of the IRS being involved on behalf of the president’s political interests.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, frank vandersloot, irs, lois lerner, Republicans, targeting, The Insiders

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Virginia is for all lovers

More confirmation that the new momentum in the marriage equality movement is coming from the unlikeliest of places: the South and West.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:29 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/14/2014

A rising tide and the cost of inaction

The argument for climate change inaction is getting weaker with every stronger storm.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:54 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, David Cameron, Environment

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014

E-mails back claim that Sen. Rand Paul ‘stole’ NSA lawsuit

Messages show that lawyer Bruce Fein was angry about the way he had been treated by Paul and former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.

By Dana Milbank  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, nsa, Rand Paul

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 02/13/2014

GOP’s heartless Putin Valentine’s pun

The moves Putin is putting on LGBT Russians are more accurately described as unwanted advances.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:24 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014

The Insiders: Boehner’s debt maneuver was exactly what Republicans needed

Democrats may have gotten what they wanted, but Speaker Boehner’s move gave Republicans what they needed.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Debt limit, Democrats, house, Republicans, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Airplane cellphone calls: Aural torture

Flying is already miserable. No need to make it hell at 35,000 feet.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air travel, Congress, John Boehner

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014

The wrong debate on economic inequality

A new study debunks the idea that economic inequality caused many Americans to borrow too much.

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Catholics still lead way on gay marriage

A majority support marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare creates new ways to prosecute American business

The White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. Why is the White House refusing to admit the obvious, that Obamacare just isn’t working?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, delays, Democrats, election 2014, employer mandate, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Boehner bows to inevitable on debt ceiling

For a while, it looked as if House Republicans were going to pursue another fruitless confrontation with President Obama.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:03 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/10/2014

The Insiders: Immigration reform unlikely until 2015

There are two reasons immigration isn’t on a faster track: Republicans and Democrats.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Schumer, greg walden, immigration reform, The Insiders

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Michael Sam, Uncle Sam and LGBT gains

What’s happening to gays in Russia, Uganda and Nigeria is horrific. Meanwhile, what’s happening in the United States continues to awe.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Zimmerman KO’d before getting in the ring

The ill-advised celebrity boxing match with George Zimmerman is cancelled.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:01 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014

The Insiders: Obama should change tactics and call Speaker Boehner

This week we learned more about the destruction caused by Obamacare and saw a weak jobs report, but still the president and his Democratic allies deny that the president’s policies are to blame.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, job report, keystone pipeline, Obamacare, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

The trust deficit for Boehner and the GOP

After all that Republicans have done, Obama is the one who has to “rebuild trust“?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, immigration, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Memo to Justin Bieber: Cut out the weed

By Richard Cohen  |  08:58 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bieber, drug legalization, marijuana

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 02/06/2014

No comedy in latest MLK family drama

The King children squabble over the unthinkable: selling MLK’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:12 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 02/06/2014

The GOP is wasting time fighting over debt ceiling (again)

Just when you thought House Republicans learned a searing lesson from the debt ceiling debacle of last year, they go and do something to prove they are insane.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:18 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/05/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare discourages work

The White House and the Left have made a stunning admission: They think less work and less initiative in the workplace is a good thing.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, CBO, Democrats, entitlements, New York Times, Obamacare, The Insiders, welfare state

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 02/05/2014

George Zimmerman vs. DMX: Hot mess [Update]

Today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday. Instead of reflecting on the tragedy that ended his life, we are left to sit agape at the latest spectacle created by his killer.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:41 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Republicans’ newest debt-ceiling farce

The self-proclaimed party of fiscal responsibility plans to demand the debt ceiling not be raised unless the federal government spends an additional $8 billion.

By James Downie  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, CBO, debt ceiling, Keystone XL

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Where in the world is John Kerry?

He may leave a strong legacy behind.

By Carter Eskew  |  06:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hillary clinton, John Kerry, Secretary of State

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014

CBO: No evidence of Obamacare ‘death spiral’

There is still no reason to believe the law and its fundamental goal are doomed.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Yes, O’Reilly is ‘unfair’ to Obama

The Fox News anchor conducts a seat-of-the-chair lecturing of the president on issues and in a tone certain to thrill the hearts of conservative viewers.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:18 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Lining up to knock out George Zimmerman

Folks, this is getting ridiculous.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:12 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare -- The incompetence and denials keep coming

Democrats are trying to hide the problems with Obamacare instead of fixing the problems. They can’t keep up the denial and deceit forever.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, maryland, Obamacare, state exchanges, The Insiders

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Insiders: Bill O’Reilly was second-biggest loser last night

In his interview with President Obama, O’Reilly played to type.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, The Insiders

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/03/2014

O’Reilly outFoxed by Obama

Neither the station nor its anchor has shown Obama or his office the respect both deserve. And that 10-minute interview was a perfect illustration of it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Obama fumbles one answer to O’Reilly

The president doesn’t know football.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Super Bowl

 

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