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Eric Margolis: A PASSAGE TO INDIA

Battered at home by last week’s Republican landslide, President Barack Obama headed to India to seek solace in foreign policy. The president’s state visit also marked the continuation of President…

Conservatives, Out-Organizing Dems In Lame Duck Session, Suggest Pitchfork Protests

WASHINGTON — As Congress gets poised to reconvene for the lame-duck session, conservatives are extraordinary organized in their effort to effectively stall any legislative action. A host of outside-government groups…

Michele Bachmann Presses Hard For Republican Leadership Post

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) continued to aggressively make her case for a GOP Conference Chair leadership position on Monday, kicking off the week by releasing a strongly-worded letter that she…

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Optimistic About California Reform In 2012

Despite last week’s defeat in California of Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana, supporters of the ballot initiative are already gearing up to try again in 2012 and…

Dennis A. Henigan: Ideology, Politics and Guns

Over five years ago, in a provocative article in The New Republic, Jonathan Chait attempted to distill the essence of how liberalism differs from conservatism on economic policy. His analysis…

Andrew Shirvell FIRED

The Michigan assistant attorney general who made headlines for hassling the University of Michigan’s student assembly president has been fired, the Michigan Daily reports. According to the Associated Press, Andrew…

Bill Moyer: Hell With Congress — We Need a Movement!

Though I share people’s sadness for our country, I’m not depressed about the election results. I’m not any more disappointed in President Obama than I’ve been since he chose his…

Rob Saldin: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Needs to Be Addressed During Lame Duck Session

Democrats weren’t the only ones to suffer a stinging defeat last week. Two years ago the demise of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) — the military’s ban on openly gay…

James Rucker: It’s Time to be Bold: Democrats and Black America

Originally published on the Root. In the wake of large Republican gains in this week’s election, many in the media are relating a familiar and predictable storyline to explain them:…

Eliot Spitzer Scandal: ‘Client 9′ Director Uncovered Scandal Secrets

The prostitution scandal that took down governor Eliot Spitzer is well worn territory, but the explanation behind it had some intriguing holes that Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney wanted…