Craig Barnes: Hope in a Time of Sorrow

There seems to be a constant series of examples in history that reflect what we are living through this week: from Psistratus in Athens to Caesar in Rome to the Duke of Lancaster in 15th-century England to Napoleon to Lenin and Hitler and now to Karl Rove, a multitude of fellows have harnessed populist outrage […]

Mark Biel: As Election Buzz Cools Down, Will Asian Carp Debate Heat Up?

Going into last week’s midterm elections, no one with their finger on the pulse of the American electorate thought the outcome would be pretty for the Democratic Party. Since President Obama’s self-confessed “shellacking”, many continue to ask just what went wrong? And when? Furthermore, what does the future hold for the controversial policies that led […]

CIA To Investigate Wikileaks Documents

CIA Director Leon Panetta said the agency’s Office of Security will “fully investigate” the WikiLeaks documents released on a public web site. “In some cases, CIA sources and methods have been compromised, harming our mission and endangering lives,” he said. From The Huffington Post

Jonathan Weiler: Why Sarah Palin (Probably) Won’t Run for President in 2012

Sarah Palin’s viability as a presidential candidate has been among the hottest political topics for two years now, and big GOP gains last Tuesday night alongside President Obama’s falling approval ratings have only ignited further debate about her presidential prospects. But amidst all the political chatter about Palin, it’s worth asking whether Ms. Palin is […]

Miles J. Zaremski: Without Health Care Reform, Catastrophe Awaits

The mid-term elections are over. Boehner will be the Speaker of the House, and McConnell will remain Minority Leader in the Senate. What does this have to do with health care and the current bill signed into law earlier this year by President Obama? For one thing, Boehner calls the legislation a “monstrosity”; McConnell wants […]

Mike Causey: A Thanksgiving Day Bonus Holiday…For Some

As a thank-you gift for a job well done in a very tough year, most of the Social Security Administration’s 62,000 employees are going to get a bonus holiday: they won’t have to come to work on Nov. 26, the Friday after Thanksgiving. Most federal holidays are now celebrated on a Monday. But a few, […]

Laura Beatty: Pacman vs. Palin? You Betcha

Have an electoral hangover? We’ve been coping by playing Brave New PacMan — that’s Progressive Against Conservatives Man. Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly call you out by name and you won’t believe what they say! Reignite your progressive passion by showing them what you’ve got. We don’t want to spoil too […]

Dan Dorfman: Obama Big Betting Favorite for 2012

Don’t write off Barack Obama just yet. He may be politically wounded, but he’s far from politically dead In fact, despite his skidding approval numbers, the furor over his inability to resolve the jobs mess and the whipping he took in the mid-term elections, leading a number of political pundits to predict he’ll be a […]

Rep. Spencer Bachus: ‘Sarah Palin Cost Us Control Of The Senate’

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), recently tapped to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, believes that despite the GOP’s monumental electoral gains last week, the party left some vital Senate seats on the playing field thanks primarily to the work of Sarah Palin. This from the Shelby County Reporter over the weekend: “The Senate […]