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PostPartisan: March, 2014

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The ridiculous Chris Christie report

Look, I cut my teeth as an opinion writer at the New York Daily News in Rudy Giuliani’s New York. That’s why I suffered significant whiplash watching Mastro and Giuliani defend something that hizzoner and his lieutenants would have blasted as worthless.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridgegate, Chris Christie

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The Insiders: This is the governing party’s agenda? Really?

The Senate Democrats’ latest “agenda” shows just how exhausted the party is.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agenda, Democrats, DPCC, election 2014, President Obama, rep steve scalise, RSC, senator schumer, The Insiders

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/31/2014

‘Nobody told me’ is no excuse for oversight, Jim Graham

If Jim Graham wants to know more about the D.C. General homeless shelter, he’ll need to get out of his office.

By Scott Butterworth  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The fallacy of Chris Christie’s defense

The report ‘clearing’ Christie has too many holes to be of much value

By Carter Eskew  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridget Kelly, Chris Christie

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Helping the black family through gay marriage

More than 40 percent of lesbian and gay African Americans are raising children. Yet same-sex marriage is outlawed in six of the 10 states with the highest percentage of LGBT African Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 03/28/2014

‘Colbert’ tweet not even close to worst moment in race relations this week

Yet another turbulent couple of weeks for race relations in America.

By Swati Sharma  |  08:05 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colbert Report, Dan Snyder, Kobe Bryant, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 03/28/2014

George Will’s 2014 Opening Day Baseball Quiz

“Andre Dawson,” Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, “has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren’t we all?” Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by taking this quiz.

By George F. Will  |  07:35 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Insiders: Is Obamacare working?

The short answer is no. And the more we find out about Obamacare, the less chance there is that President Obama and his Democratic allies will be able to claim success.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan pfeiffer, Democrats, election 2014, hhs, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, premiums, The Insiders

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The power of words

By Carter Eskew  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, bobby jindal, Chris Christie, hillary clinton, jeb bush, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, rick perry, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014

The Insiders: More Obamacare lies, no one is surprised

Does yet another lie make things worse for Obamacare, or does it contribute to the desensitization of voters?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, enrollment, kathleen sebelius, midterms, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/26/2014

By barring a reporter, Saudi Arabia sends a mixed message about Mideast peace

President Obama has an opportunity to stand up for freedom of the press and tolerance when he arrives in Riyadh.

By Hilary Krieger  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/26/2014

The shear madness of Kim Jong Un

Hair-raising hilarity from the Hermit Kingdom.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kim Jong Un, North Korea

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Behind the (animated) scenes of the Supreme Court

Editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes on the scene at the high court.

By Ann Telnaes  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contraception, Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/26/2014

The Insiders: Mr. Aerosmith goes to Washington [Updated]

Not every lobbying organization has a Steven Tyler they can roll out to promote its cause, but if you’ve got it, flaunt it.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:41 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aerosmith, intellectual property rights, NMPA, steven tyler, The Insiders

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Jumping to conclusions about Freedom Tower security

Two security breaches at Freedom Tower boosts the Port Authority as the agency everyone in New York and New Jersey loves to hate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Freedom Tower, New York City, World Trade Center

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Dan Snyder’s latest fumble

Snyder’s grandiose condescension is not a solution to the offense of the team name.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Snyder, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Hobby Lobby: Was Mitt Romney right?

‘Corporations are people, my friend.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Crimea’s suddenly inevitable ‘sovereignty’

Despite the tugs of history and ethnicity, Ukraine and Crimea managed to get along pretty well for more than 22 years.

By Fred Hiatt  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, putin, Russia

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/24/2014

The Insiders: The first lady’s trip to China is a good thing

Sending Michelle Obama to have a friendly encounter with the Chinese was as good a move as any the administration could make right now.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, First Lady, Foreign Policy, Michelle Obama, The Insiders

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/24/2014

The Insiders: Creationism and the challenge of faith

As creationists have pursued more sophisticated marketing and political tools to promote their alternative theory, scientists have been using more sophisticated methods to probe the origins of the universe.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  creationism

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/21/2014

The Insiders: Republicans can’t avoid the minimum wage debate

Raising the minimum wage would result in fewer jobs, but Republicans can’t just say “no.” They need to offer a plan of their own.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, income inequality, minimum wage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 03/21/2014

John Lewis is ‘Happy’ and it’s wonderful

The joy generated by the Pharrell Williams song is simply irresistible.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:19 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, John Lewis

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Rand Paul and the power of paranoia

Some Americans want to believe in a nefarious government,.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rand Paul, Republicans

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014

The Insiders: The Crimea invasion is not about global warming

Tom Friedman of the NYT thinks that “Putin’s Crimea adventure” is a “blessing” because it will allow President Obama to pursue an even more aggressive global warming agenda.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Crimea, Foreign Policy, global warming, putin, The Insiders, tom friedman, ukraine

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Memo to Rand Paul: Take down J. Edgar Hoover’s name from the FBI building

The Kentucky Senator criticizes the bureau’s pursuit of MLK, so he should work to get that legacy removed from its edifice.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rand Paul

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Dry eyes for Fred Phelps

Now that the founder of the hateful Westboro Baptist Church is dead, may we all live in peace.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Shirtsleeves to tuxes to smocks, in three generations

Artists tend to have come from higher-income families than doctors do.

By Catherine Rampell  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/19/2014

This is why every TV ad seems to be for Cialis

Old people watch way more TV than everyone else.

By Catherine Rampell  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 03/19/2014

The GOP: Walking dead

‘You can’t call someone ugly and expect them to go to the prom with you.’ But that’s exactly what the GOP did for the last year.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:08 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/19/2014

The Insiders: Democrats should bail on Obamacare

If Democrats want to win in 2016, they should admit Obamacare’s mistakes and ask voters for a second chance.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Democrats, Obamacare, premium increases, the hill, The Insiders

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Jack Evans’s campaign has an interest in ‘tax lien folk’

As the council member helps direct new tax-lien legislation, his mayoral campaign chairman asks an attorney who handles foreclosures to coordinate a fundraiser.

By Colbert I. King  |  07:25 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Cheat sheet: Crimea’s global shadow

As bad as Russia’s annexation of Crimea today after the people there voted Sunday to secede from Ukraine, it could get a whole lot worse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Jason Collins shatters stereotypes with the Brooklyn Nets

He proved that gays can play sports. They just need to be allowed to play -- openly.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brooklyn nets, Jason Collins, LGBT

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Putin exposed

Europe and America will not abide Vladimir Putin’s total disregard of the rule of the game.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/14/2014

The Insiders: Rick Perry deserves a second look

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been turning heads this week by beating expectations, from his speech at CPAC 2014 to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cpac 2014, election 2016, jimmy kimmel, rick perry, Texas, The Insiders

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/13/2014

The Insiders: Sebelius happy talk makes it worse for Democrats

The HHS secretary’s denials and delays of Obamacare are inflaming voters, which will not help Democrats in November.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cms, hhs, individual mandate, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/13/2014

The thrilling humility of Pope Francis

A year ago today, we had no idea that Pope Francis would become a global star.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pope Francis

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Obama, Palin and dignity

The former Alaska governor is the one who needs lessons in appropriate behavior.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare, Republicans, Sarah Palin

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Can you make enough as a part-time porn star to pay for Duke?

A look at the earnings of adult film entertainers.

By  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adult-film industry, Belle Knox, college tuition

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Why Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ could prove to be a milestone

One show could cause waves.

By Swati Sharma  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amazon, Television shows, transgender

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/12/2014

After Florida, Democrats should defend Obamacare

After the Florida election, Democrats shouldn’t run away from the health-care law.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Florida, Obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 03/11/2014

The GOP’s Florida victory matters

This was a rare toss-up seat that Democrats should have been able to win.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:34 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  district 13, Florida, Obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Dangerous (grading) curves ahead

Why men disproportionately pick economics as a major relative to their female counterparts.

By Catherine Rampell  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economics, education, gender

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Obama and Galifianakis kill it ‘between two ferns’

Before you get to the health care sales pitch, you hear Obama and Galifianakis trade some pretty amazing barbs that are superb simply because of who is delivering them.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare

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

College men really hate studying, love partying

By Catherine Rampell  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/11/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ disconnect on global warming

Just who were the Democrats trying to reach with their talk-a-thon on climate change?

By Ed Rogers  |  12:08 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Democrats, global warming, secretary kerry, senate democrats, The Insiders

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Millennials’ lack of trust part of global trend

Still, American millennials are the most upbeat about the future.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:46 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  millennials, polls

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Will Vince Gray’s assertion of ‘lies’ be the final word?

Perhaps the D.C. mayor will have cause to reconsider his response to prosecutors’ allegations.

By Colbert I. King  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shadow campaign, vincent gray

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014

The Insiders: What CPAC does and does not teach us

The young student profile of the CPAC crowd makes it easy to suggest that CPAC says something about the future of the Republican party. But in fact, a lot of the attendees were College Republicans, who are traditionally an angrier, more libertarian shard of the party.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, cpac 2014, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014

George Zimmerman’s bloody autograph

We have long known that George Zimmerman is a craven attention-seeker. But what the killer of Trayvon Martin did over the weekend was, well, just beyond.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Cheat sheet: Jared Polis’s crimes against fashion

Rep. Polis is a lovely man, but his apparel choices have always left me with one reaction: “Dayum!”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fashion, Jared Polis

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/07/2014

The United States’ wavering commitment to the Ukrainian constitution

The Obama administration is willing to look the other way if it’s violated by pro-West elements.

By Eugene Robinson  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  putin, samantha power, ukraine

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014

The Insiders: Get ready for the Obamacare ‘Big Punt’

Look for the White House to bite the bullet and announce a delay in the individual mandate in an effort to change the course of the midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, individual mandate, Obamacare, senate democrats, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/06/2014

A politician’s rise and fall

Where is Andrew Cuomo in the narrative arc of power?

By Carter Eskew  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 03/05/2014

GOP should listen to Gates on Ukraine

The former defense secretary tells Republicans they need to ‘tone down’ their bashing of the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:53 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Republicans

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Why the Senate vote against Obama’s civil rights nominee was bad

How many important principles did it violate?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Obama should really call Republicans’ bluff on poverty

There’s a potential deal that would help a lot of poor people and encourage employment.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Supreme fear of gay marriage should fade

A new Post-ABC News poll shows that more Americans believe gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry than those who don’t.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

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

The Insiders: Beijing thrives from the sidelines of Ukrainian turmoil

Both the West and Vladimir Putin will be weakened by this international crisis.

By Carter Eskew  |  05:05 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Nyong’o and Leto: pride of the Oscars

Even in such a jaded town as Hollywood, dreams not only inspire, they come true.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Oscars

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The Insiders: What’s a GOP candidate to do about Ukraine?

GOP candidates should refrain from criticizing the president over Ukraine right now.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, elections 2014, Foreign Policy, Republicans, The Insiders, ukraine

 

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