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Carlos A. Ball: Should Liberals Give Up on Politics?

As I think about the results of this year’s midterm elections, there is a part of me that is tempted to give up on politics altogether. I am a 46-year…

Bil Browning: What Democrats Can Learn From Indiana’s Election Results

The midterm election provides Democrats with plenty of lessons they can learn. Gullible pundits and conservative politicians will be throwing out advice like chickenfeed in hopes that media hens and…

Bill Ayers Denies Dedicating Book To Sirhan Sirhan

In September, 1960s radical and retired professor William Ayers was denied emeritus faculty status by the University of Illinois at Chicago for an alleged book dedication to Sirhan Sirhan, the…

Gibbs: Obama Will Listen To GOP Pitch On Extending Tax Cuts For Wealthy

WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reiterated on Thursday that the president will be open to extending the upper-end Bush tax cuts for one or two years as…

Jonathan Tasini: Kiss The Jobs and Wages Goodbye: Hello "Free Trade" Again

Yesterday, I wrote about the disastrous state of labor in the wake of the elections. Suffering from either a lack of sleep or simple brain lock, I neglected to include…

Justice Dept says election won’t alter crimefighting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The big Republican gains during the midterm elections will not change the Obama administration’s approach to prosecuting crime, a top U.S. Justice Department official said on…

Judith S. Palfrey: Speaking Up For Kids: Not a Political Choice

As the dust settles on the results of this week’s mid-term elections– a Republican majority in the House led by a new Speaker and a narrow Democratic majority in the…

Shan Wells: Explaining the Landslide

From The Huffington Post…

Where Obama Goes From Here: Joe Klein

But Obama’s real agenda will be to outwit and outmaneuver the Republicans, as Clinton did after his shellacking in 1994, so that he can live to fight another term. He…

David Ormsby: Progressive, Conservative and Tea Party Voters Help Hand Governor Pat Quinn Victory

First, let us be clear: Pat Quinn won. Second, progressive, conservative, and tea party voters helped him do it. While the bean counters and the lawyers at the Cook County…