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Ed Coffin: Should Gay Rights Be Your Choice?

Posted by Ed Coffin On October - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
How can anyone honestly believe that they should have the right to make a choice about whether or not fellow Americans are treated equally under the law? The rights of LGBTQ citizens shouldn't be our "choice," but sadly they are, and it's up to you to be on the right side of history.

The Obama Campaign Is Right to Panic

Posted by Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post On October - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jennifer Rubin, Washington PostThere is nothing so revealing or, frankly, pathetic as the president of the United States, who has studiously avoided serious news interview shows, going on the Jay Leno show to tell women that Republicans don’...

The State of the States: Obama’s Odds Still Over 70%

Posted by Nate Silver, NYT On October - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Nate Silver, NYTThursday was a busy day for the polls, with some bright spots for each candidate. But it made clear that Barack Obama maintains a narrow lead in the polling averages in states that would get him to 270 electoral votes. Mr. Obama also r...

Imogen Lloyd Webber: Glass Half Full, America

Posted by Imogen Lloyd Webber On October - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
We live in a globalized, interlinked, economy -- and compared to everywhere else at the moment, America is a good place to be. At present, Europeans feel like passengers on the Titanic.
Obama has finally learned from Colbert that neologisms are not just snappy ways of packaging important ideas; they are also ways to get your supporters to play an active role in spreading them.

Benghazi and the Scandal-Obsessed GOP

Posted by Jonathan Bernstein, Salon On October - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jonathan Bernstein, SalonWhy did Mitt Romney embarrass himself on Libya in this week’s debate? One possibility: Because he, and the Republican Party in general, have opened up an alarming policy deficit between themselves and Barack Obama an...

Mitt Romney Ad Hits Obama For Inability To Work With Congress

Posted by The Huffington Post On October - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Romney campaign released a new TV ad Sunday contrasting Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts with President Barack Obama's first term in office,...
The news that Obama has chosen dialogue over saber rattling gives Romney the opportunity to vent his criticism at the sole foreign policy debate that falls on the 50th anniversary of the night when President John F. Kennedy first made public the existence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.

The Un-President

Posted by Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Daniel Henninger, Wall Street JournalConventional wisdom holds that Barack Obama "lost" in Denver because he lacked intensity. He brought his A-game to Hofstra this week. There's still a problem. The most significant event in the 2012 p...

Documentary Uses Basketball As A Bridge To Iran

Posted by Kia Makarechi On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
With the drumbeat of war coursing through American politics once again, a curious little documentary titled "The Iran Job" appears to provide a would-be path...

Perennial GOP Mission Still Far Off For 2012

Posted by AP On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
NEW YORK -- Like Chicago Cubs fans in spring, Jewish Republicans start every presidential election season hoping this will be their year. They hope American...

Peter Alexander Meyers: Deception: An Election Primer

Posted by Peter Alexander Meyers On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The real issue in this election -- and it is both fundamental and urgently important -- concerns the proper uses of government.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Barack Obama says his administration has created 5 million jobs Early in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, President Barack Obama answered a question from a young voter seeking reassurance th...

Why the 2012 Race May Come Down to Coal

Posted by David Roberts, Foreign Policy On October - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
David Roberts, Foreign PolicyMitt Romney and the U.S. coal industry are engaged in a very public love affair. In August, the Republican candidate stood on a stage in Ohio and condemned Barack Obama's "war on coal," backed by a group of ...

Barack Obama: Says Mitt Romney refused to say whether he'd sign the Lilly Ledbetter bill.

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On October - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Obama: Mitt Romney refused to say whether he supports Lilly Ledbetter Act Asked about fair pay for women during the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama was quick to bring up the first piece of l...

Death by Ideology

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On October - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Krugman, New York TimesMitt Romney doesn't see dead people. But that's only because he doesn't want to see them; if he did, he'd have to acknowledge the ugly reality of what will happen if he and Paul Ryan get their way on hea...

Barack Obama: As governor, "Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On October - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Obama ad says Romney raised nursing home fees eight times in Mass. A new Obama campaign ad urges middle-class voters to pay attention to Medicaid, the government health program most commonly known for providi...
The Electoral College system is pretty weird. No other country has anything like it (and bear in mind, every country with a written constitution has had the benefit of the U.S. precedent when they designed their own system).

Jeffrey Feldman: One Word Can Win The Next Debate

Posted by Jeffrey Feldman On October - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Almost 4 years after it was published, his New York Times Op-Ed "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" is still the clearest statement of a sociopathic economic...
If you want a president who believes enough in you to invest in you and your future now, then vote for me. If you want a president who appears to want to go back to the policies George W. Bush, go for it, but don't blame me when the roof comes crashing down.

The Joke’s on Joe Biden

Posted by Michael Medved, The Daily Beast On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Medved, The Daily BeastIn the last 40 years of presidential politics, Democrats have often derided their Republican rivals as jokers and buffoons. But they have never before laughed in their faces on national TV. In that sense, Joe Biden made ...

Biden Gave Dems the Show They Wanted

Posted by Jonathan Cohn, New Republic On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jonathan Cohn, New RepublicTonight Democrats got the show they wanted - and President Obama may have gotten the boost he needed. Appearing in Danville, Kentucky on Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden gave one of the most aggressive, passionate, a...

Biden-Ryan Debate: It’s All About Joe

Posted by Jon Ward On October - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
DANVILLE, Ky. –- Joe Biden did everything President Barack Obama did not last week, and a good bit more. The vice president dominated the spotlight...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Biden: Romney called ending the Iraq war 'tragic' The vice presidential debate started off with questions about the Obama administration’s handling of the lethal attacks on the Libyan consulate in Septembe...
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