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WATCH: Fox News Reporters Caught Mocking Palin’s Show

WASHINGTON — The Fox News channel has been something of a safe haven for Sarah Palin, the type of outlet that provided the former Alaska Governor not only with a friendly audience but similarly kind questions. So it was more than a bit surprising when off-air video leaked on Thursday of a Fox panel mocking […]

Todd A. Solomon: Results of HRC’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index Show Employers’ Strong Commitment to Workplace Equality for LGBT Employees

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (“HRC”) recently released the results of its 2011 Corporate Equality Index. The Index is the HRC’s nationally-recognized ranking of large employers throughout the United States on workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals. Employers listed in Fortune magazine’s 1,000 largest publicly-traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 […]

Jeffrey Winters: Obama the President Defeats Obama the Movement

The deal-cutting approach to politics says that you do the smartest assessment you can of the political realities out there, and then adjust your agenda, tactics, and expectations to get the best outcome. The movement approach to politics says you make changing those political realities a core part of your agenda, tactics, and expectations. It […]

Jeffrey A. Miron: Anti-Libertarian Presidents

Deciding which politician to support has long been frustrating for libertarians. Both the liberal and conservative perspectives conflict with cherished libertarian views, so few Democrats or Republicans present a package that libertarians can embrace with enthusiasm. Libertarians do find common ground with conservatives on some issues, and with liberals on others. Roughly, libertarians are economic […]

Rick Horowitz: Dialogue? More Like Denialogue!

“The people want us to work together.” “You bet.” “And get things done.” “You bet.” “That’s why I invited you to dinner at the White House this week.” “We can’t make it this week.” “I thought you said you could.” “We can’t. How about after Thanksgiving?” “After Thanksgiving is fine. There’ll still be plenty to […]

Adam Chandler: Derision Point: How Bush Can Rehabilitate His Image

The disquieting arrival of former President Bush from his two-year public hiatus was met with both low ratings and wide derision for good reason: the troubling specter of this man post-presidency, hardly contrite or searching, bruises many Americans in a way that’s difficult to put into words. If anything, he resembled a groundhog coaxed out […]