Congressman Baldwin? A Bishop Loss Might Provide The Opportunity

It’s no secret that the Hamptons’ most famous outspoken citizen, Alec Baldwin, is interested in leaving acting to pursue a career in politics. But Baldwin, who plays Reaganite mogul Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, was hesitant to challenge fellow Dems in order to run. “The desire is there; that’s one component,” he told CNN last […]

Russ Belville: 10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

Marijuana supporters nationwide awoke on November 3rd to find they had been defeated in all four statewide initiatives on the ballot. While losing these battles is not good news for our movement, the lessons we’ve learned and coalitions we’ve formed will help us win the war even sooner. California’s Prop 19 received 3.4 million votes […]

Craig Crawford: Was 2008 the Outlier?

How can elections two years apart look so different? But Tuesday’s vote seems to be the norm. Its center-right results fit into the main stream of the last 30 years far more than 2008′s assumed lunge to the left. Even the Democratic congressional sweep of 2006 was actually more in keeping with tradition. Democrats won […]

Steve Clemons: Jeb Bush: Silky Sullivan Surprise in 2012?

I don’t care what he says and don’t care what the analysts think, my hunch is that Jeb Bush may be lurking way behind in the shadows preparing to run in 2012 — and that could be a very tough race for President Obama. And even if he doesn’t then, he’s only 63 in 2016. […]

Jameel Jaffer: Secrets

Which secrets should be kept, and which should be exposed? Those questions are at the heart of Doug Liman’s new film, Fair Game, which tells the story of Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame. Joe Wilson, remember, was the former U.S. diplomat who exposed one of the many false claims made by the Bush administration in […]

Regular citizens have big security role: Napolitano

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Regular citizens around the world need to realize they can play a big role in thwarting terrorist attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Saturday. Read the full story from Reuters

Biden Asked Olbermann For Anger Advice: NYT

In an interview conducted before his suspension from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann revealed that Vice President Joe Biden once asked him for tips on how to channel his anger. Olbermann told the New York Times Magazine’s Deborah Solomon that, when he was still in the Senate, Biden had “asked me for advice about how to turn […]