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Aftermath: Dems’ committee shuffle

Democratic survivors are looking to advance to posts held by those who weren’t as fortunate. Read the full story from Politico…

The Media Consortium: Weekly Diaspora: Immigration Reform Falls to the GOP

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The precarious fate of comprehensive immigration reform has fallen into the hands of staunch nativists. With Republicans now leading the House and a…

Rena Steinzor: Obama’s Path Forward: Impart a Sense of Urgency to Regulatory Agencies Protecting Health, Safety and the Environment

There’s a lot of punditry left to be committed about whether and how the GOP majority in the House and the enhanced GOP minority in the Senate will work with…

Jim Jaffe: Lobbyists Win Again

Among the biggest winners in this week’s elections were members of the only group that also got a lift from the 2008 election – America’s lobbyists. They make money when…

Mark Shriver: Election Day: The 74 Million Americans Who Had No Voice

Tuesday was a historic demonstration of the power of democracy to force change in domestic policy, for better or for worse. That the American people — not kings, dictators or…

Robert J. Elisberg: The "What Goes Around Comes Around" Mantra

“Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it,” American philosopher George Santayana wrote in his Life of Reason. A simpler way of putting it is that life is cyclical.…

Dems, GOP invited to White House

Obama: Meeting will not just be a photo op. Read the full story from Politico…

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…