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Amy Siskind: How the GOP Blew it on the Paycheck Fairness Act — and Who the Biggest Cowards Were

Well, it didn’t take long. The Republican Party was handed a historic opportunity with women. For the first time since the advent of exit polling data in 1982, women voters…

Johnny Cash’s Daughter Jabs Sarah Palin

Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash, tweeted her way into politics again Tuesday, sending out a dispatch batting former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for supposed…

Michael Brenner: A Smile for Charlie Rangel

Charlie Rangel does not want our cheers. He doesn’t need our cheers. His public life has never been a melodrama; celebrity politics is not his game. His career and accomplishments…

MT-2012 President: Republicans Lead, Two Races Close (PPP 11/10-13)

Public Policy Polling (D) 11/10-13/10; 1,176 likely voters, 2.9% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Montana 2012 President 46% Gingrich, 44% Obama 51% Huckabee, 41% Obama 47% Palin,…

Andy Igrejas: States Are Getting Tough on Toxics — Will Congress?

I’ll be the first to admit it: I live in Washington, D.C., and I spend a lot of time talking to inside-the-beltway types about what Congress will and will not…

George Soros: Give Elsewhere ‘If This President Can’t Do What We Want’

WASHINGTON — At a private meeting on Tuesday afternoon, George Soros, a longtime supporter of progressive causes, voiced blunt criticism of the Obama administration, going so far as to suggest…

Mort Gerberg: OUT OF LINE: Second Thought

From The Huffington Post…

Andrea Lyon: Witness to Innocence

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of being asked to talk to a group of exonerees from death row at the end of a conference held here in Chicago by…

Alex Koroknay-Palicz: Ann Coulter’s Ageism Will Doom the Republican Party

This week, professional anger-tainment star, Ann Coulter, wrote a predictably provocative article for TownHall in which she calls for the repeal of the 26th Amendment, the Vietnam era Amendment which…

Richard Kirsch: Schakowsky’s Deficit Plan Shows How to Get Things Done

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a member of the president’s deficit reduction commission, put out a straight-forward plan yesterday that demonstrates what you can do if…