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Which Republican Presidential Candidate is more likely to…?

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The candidates who are still in the race to win the Republican nomination are an interesting bunch. It might be interesting to wonder who the most likely would be to: Have an affair while in the office of the presidency...More

 

Voting Rights: Republicans Attack on Democracy

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After the midterm 2010 election when Republicans gained control of several state houses and governor seats, they began working on legislation; not to create jobs for the unemployed as many of their campaigns promised, but to introduce new abortion restriction...More

 

Ron Paul & Clicktivism [denialism blog]

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The point raised by yesterday's Times article on Ron Paul was that while Paul attracts big crowds, these crowds do not translate into voter turnout. Perhaps the problem is that Paul has appeal within his fervent base, but that base...More

 

There is no There There -- Ron Paul's Loud, Thin Base [denialism blog]

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Writing in today's Times, Richard A. Oppel asks , "Whatever happened to Ron Paul?" Ron Paul has fans, in the traditional sense of the word--fanatics. They foam over this small and strange man, whose career in Congress has largely been...More

 

Mooney now agrees with us - Denialists deserve ridicule, not debate [denialism blog]

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He had to realize Nisbett's framing was worthless and write a whole book on defective Republican reasoning to realize it but it sounds like Chris Mooney has come around to the right way to confront denialism:More

 

Racism in America: Live and Well

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The stigma of racism seems to be a lasting legacy for America – no matter how we try to separate ourselves from it, mostly through our laws and our courts, we still can’t quite succeed. We fought a civil war...More

 

Romney Advisor Compares General Campaign to Etch a Sketch

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Romney Advisor Eric Fehrnstrom has confirmed what many of us already knew would happen once Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney becomes the Republican nominee and that is he will do a complete 180 on many of the issues that Mitt...More

 

Etch-a-Sketch Mitt vs. Ever-Sketchy Rick

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For once, Romney keeps his own mouth shut about Cadillacs, NASCAR owners & $10,000 bets, yet his aide's mistake messes Mitt's momentum as "etch-a-sketch" becomes the new "flip-flop." Santorum refuses to shake anything up, digging deeper in his anti-sex devotion,...More

 

Biden on Obama:We Want a President With the Courage of His Convictions

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Image via Wikipedia Vice President Joe Biden struck out on the campaign trail yesterday, lauding President Obama and his economic policy. The main point of his message concerned the bailout of the auto industry by saying:More

 

Short Take on HBO’s “Game Change”

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Image via Wikipedia I just finished watching “ Game Change ” on HBO Demand and I must say I enjoyed it. I don’t know how much was artistic liberty but even if half of Sarah Palin’s portrayal is accurate, we...More