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Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2014

What Donald Sterling did right on race

He talked openly and honestly with a trusted friend about race.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Sterling, Race

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/30/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats own this economy

The Democrats’ only option is to convince voters that the economy is recovering. And failing that, to convince voters that they are not to blame for our economic problems.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, economy, election 2014, gdp growth, glenn kessler, Joe Biden, The Insiders

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/30/2014

What do a zonkey and Obama have in common?

They mixed a zebra with a donkey. And leave it to race-obsessed simpletons on the right to link the creature to the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Race

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Oklahoma’s horrible ‘botched execution’ shows again why the death penalty should be abolished

As abhorrent as Clayton Lockett’s crime was, his horrific death is the latest example of why the death penalty has no place in the United States.

By James Downie  |  12:42 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/29/2014

A Sterling press conference by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

Whatever money Donald Sterling gains from unloading the Clippers, he’ll never be able to buy respect.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Sterling, NBA, Race

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/29/2014

The Insiders: It’s time for America to take over the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 investigation

The United States should take charge of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 investigation. It’s time for answers - and the world should count on America.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  america, Foreign Policy, malaysia airlines flight 370, missing airline, President Obama, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Bundy, Sterling and a ‘nation of cowards’

The conversations on race we need to have are going to require more courage than what’s on display now.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cliven bundy, Donald Sterling, Eric Holder, Race

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/28/2014

‘Democratic donor’ Donald Sterling must mean I’m a Republican

Sorry GOP, he’s not a Democrat.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clippers, Donald Sterling, Race

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/28/2014

The Insiders: The violent cycle of human nature

People too often behave in violent and self-destructive ways.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nra, Sarah Palin, violence

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/25/2014

The Insiders: Ignore the Bundy sideshow and focus on the issues

Republicans need to be focused on Obamacare and the economy, not on a sideshow like Cliven Bundy.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  claytie williams, cliven bundy, economy, Obamacare, phil robertson, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Obama shouldn’t rewrite history on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

The president can’t blame his dilemma on Republicans.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keystone XL

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Cliven Bundy’s outrageous comments about ‘the Negro’

“I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton....“

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Defeating Obama’s kryptonite with the black vote

African Americans are key to ensuring Democrats’ victory in 2014.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014

The Koch brothers’ extra baggage

Their anti-solar push could alienate members of the GOP grass roots.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, gop, koch brothers, Republicans, solar energy, tom steyer

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014

The Supreme Court affirmative action guessing game

Where is the Supreme Court? It’s still not so clear.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affirmative action, Supreme Court

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014

The Insiders: The president’s cynical Keystone XL strategy

The White House’s latest Keystone XL pipeline delay isn’t gutless or dithering -- it’s a cynical strategy by President Obama to try and keep the Senate in 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, keystone xl pipeline, senator mary landrieu, The Insiders, tom steyer

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Protesting Uganda’s anti-gay law

I love it when the hateful decisions of governments meet good old American democracy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Uganda

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Cokie Roberts pushes back against anti-gay statements

Ralph Reed joined Franklin Graham in disparaging gay people and their families. But Cokie Roberts didn’t let either of them get away with it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/21/2014

The Insiders: I wish the first lady had come to my high school graduation

Having the first lady speak at your high school graduation would be a memorable event. The students and families in Topeka should be grateful.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  high school graduation, kansas, Michelle Obama, The Insiders

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Franklin Graham’s detestable anti-gay statements

He praises the autocratic Putin because President Obama believes gay Americans and their families should be treated with dignity and respect.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 04/20/2014

An interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

A transcipt of my meeting with New York’s mayor.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:02 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill de Blasio

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/18/2014

U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

In a meeting with The Post, Poland’s defense minister calls for a ‘re-pivot’ toward Europe

By Fred Hiatt  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nato europe, poland defense minister, russia putin, russia ukraine

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014

The Insiders: Following the money as Democrats celebrate 1st-quarter fundraising advantage

Democrats may have a fundraising advantage, but they still have to overcome the problems caused by an unpopular president.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign fundraising, election 2014, georgia, kentucky, Obamacare, senate race, The Insiders

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014

‘Inside the fight for marriage equality’

Jo Becker delivers a riveting account of how California’s Proposition 8 went from voter passage in 2008 to Supreme Court invalidation in 2013.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

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

Edward Snowden’s cowardice on Russian TV

The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible, unlike Edward Snowden himself.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  edward snowden

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014

The Insiders: A new tax won’t change our weather

It is dishonest to suggest that we are one tax increase away from improving the weather or saving the planet.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Democrats, Environment, global warming, ipcc, New York Times, The Insiders, united nationals

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Hammerin’ Hank for speaking a racial truth

We rightly revel in how far we have come on race, but let’s not kid ourselves that we are anywhere close to harmony.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Clinton ‘shoe truthers,’ put a sock in it

These misguided folks actually believe that Hillary Rodham Clinton staged last Thursday’s infamous Las Vegas shoe-throwing incident.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hillary clinton

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Will Senate incumbents be able to withstand change?

It isn’t clear whether Democratic incumbents will be able to triumph over voters’ punishing mood.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, incumbents, Louisiana, Mary Landrieu, US Senate

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The Insiders: The president can’t bow out yet

As bad as President Obama’s foreign policy has been, quitting now - or appearing to quit - would only make things worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, China, Democrats, election 2014, Foreign Policy, Iran, israel, Japan, National Journal, North Korea, palestine, Russia, Syria, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/14/2014

A limp challenge against John Boehner

Winteregg, a high school teacher, deserves an A for the cleverness of his ‘electile dysfunction.’ But that’s about it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The GOP should heed the Gospel of Paul on minorities

With its base growing grayer and whiter, while also shrinking as a percentage of the national vote, the Republican Party better start listening.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rand Paul, Republican Party, Republicans

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

Stephen Colbert’s new stint is a good thing for Democrats

Even better than Kathleen Sebelius’s replacement.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, stephen colbert

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014

‘Thank you, Kathleen, for your service’

The Rose Garden send-off today by President Obama and Vice President Biden, the standing ovations from her colleagues were appropriate for someone who met the ultimate goal.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014

LBJ’s civil rights legacy and its importance to LGBT Americans

It is easy to forget that not long ago our federal government casually dismissed the concerns of LGBT Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The Insiders: Paul Ryan’s generous budget

We can survive if we spend 1.7 percent less than what the spendthrift Democrats’ dream budget calls for.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget 2015, Democrats, economy, house, Paul Ryan, Republicans, spending, The Insiders

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Derrick Gordon, Matt Dooley and the Jason Collins effect

More gay athletes follow the path Jason Collins set.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  basketball, Derrick Gordon, LGBT

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ Koch habit won’t help them in November

Democrats are engaging in a hypocritical and cowardly smear campaign rather than defend their support of Obamacare and explain their job-killing policies.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Harry Reid, koch brothers, The Insiders

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Paul Ryan’s poor ‘savings’ plan

The Ryan budgets takes a meat ax to programs for the poor and the working poor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/09/2014

The Rwandan genocide, 20 years later

A message from one survivor

By David Ignatius  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014

The Insiders: The executive order presidency suits Obama

With executive orders, President Obama doesn’t have to meet with anyone or convince anyone to do his bidding. He just signs his name.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, equal pay day, executive orders, President Obama, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Paul Ryan’s Obamacare repeal admission

Repeal of Obamacare would mean repeal of everything.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare, Paul Ryan, Republicans

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Don’t be fooled by fake George Zimmerman art

The story was too shocking -- even for the person at the center of it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/04/2014

The genius of Harry Reid’s Koch habit

His incessant hammering of the billionaire Koch brothers explained.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:26 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Reid, Republicans

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

The Insiders: The president takes the low road

The president’s speeches this week showed us that he has no intention of governing for the remainder of his term. He is still in campaign mode, and it’s getting ugly.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, minimum wage, Obamacare, president, primetime, The Insiders

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Samsung’s selfie-centered antics

The White House objects, and so do I.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The repercussions of Iraq and Afghanistan

We will be dealing with the aftereffects of these wars for a long time.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afghanistan, Fort Hood, Iraq

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The high price of middle-class membership

“A middle-class job no longer supports a middle-class life.“

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, middle-class

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Former CIA deputy director rebuts Republican charges on Benghazi

Michael Morell faced the GOP’s bizarre jihad head-on

By David Ignatius  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014

The Insiders: On campaign finance, the Supreme Court should do more

Our campaign finance system is doing a great disservice to the country, but not in the way the usual whiners suggest.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign contributions, campaign finance, Congress, Democrats, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/02/2014

The House that Frankie Knuckles built

The “Godfather of House” music deserves to be in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, Obituary

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014

7.1 million reasons for Obamacare victory lap

You’re darned right President Obama and Vice President Biden took a victory lap in the Rose Garden

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/01/2014

The Insiders: Chris Christie drives Democrats crazy

The frenzy over the Gibson Dunn report indicates that the Democrats are more eager to derail Christie’s career and presidential prospects than I had calculated.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridgegate, carter eskew, Chris Christie, Democrats, The Insiders

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Paul Ryan’s plan could irk Democrats into action

With its 98 pages of political affronts, the House Republican’s budget proposal could prove to be a turnout tool for Democrats

By Carter Eskew  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Democrats, Paul Ryan, Republicans

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/01/2014

In Washington, the least represented voters in the country

The city’s election policy must be changed.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Paul Ryan’s unrealistic path to prosperity

A budget plan than once again relies on President Obama to sign a bill decimating his major legislative achievement.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Obamacare, Paul Ryan

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Dave Camp’s exit draws a needlessly mean jab from Democrats

Why did the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee feel the need to make a partisan remark over a Republican’s retirement?

By Richard Cohen  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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