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Michael J.W. Stickings: When Independents Turn Stupid (and Vote for Republican Extremists)

There are a number of reasons why Republicans will win next Tuesday, likely taking back the House (if not the Senate) and doing very well at the state level. The…

Erica Payne: Welcome to CRAZYTOWN

Are you sane enough to vote November 2nd? Take the quiz and find out! 1) Colorado Senate Candidate Ken Buck insists that he does not wear high heels. Do you…

Election ads turn personal — and brutal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It’s nasty out there, with political candidates and outside groups flooding the airwaves with brutal and increasingly personal attacks calling their opponents cheats, liars and kooks —…

Rep. Jim McDermott: So You Want to Privatize

Last week, former President George W. Bush emerged from his Texas mansion to declare that the biggest failure of his presidency was not privatizing Social Security. President Bush should take…

Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia

His high-profile visit could stoke the heated confrontation over the Park51 Project. Read the full story from Politico…

Hail Mary? Shuler floats speaker bid

The Democrat said Wednesday that he would vote for himself over current Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read the full story from Politico…

U.S. prepares new offer for Iran nuclear talks: report

VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States and its European allies are preparing a new offer to Iran on a possible nuclear fuel swap that would include tougher conditions than those…

Joe Cirincione: The Terminator Targets Nukes, ‘Idiots’ Who Want Them

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) delivered a powerful endorsement of the New START treaty while mocking those who try to pump up their manhood with nuclear weapons. He said: There…

HI-Gov: 50% Abercrombie (D), 45% Aiona (R) (Merriman 10/23)

Merriman River Group, for Civil Beat 10/23/10; 1181 Likely voters, 2.9% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Civil Beat article) Hawaii 2010 Governor 50% Abercrombie (D), 45% Aiona (R) (chart)…

Marty Kaplan: The Question That Answers Everything About the Election (and America, too)

A polling firm looking for America’s top consumer brands stumbled across something that I think comes as close as anything to explaining what ails this American moment. According to Advertising…