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Richard (RJ) Eskow: Annoying Alan Simpson: The 310,000,001th Reason to Vote

Make no mistake: They’re not just trying to roll back Social Security. They’re trying to dismantle the entire New Deal, piece by piece. There are at least “310,000,000 Reasons to…

Sarah Palin Names New ‘Mavericky’ Man Of The GOP (VIDEO)

Move over, John McCain. With the 2010 midterm election just days away, Sarah Palin signaled that she sees another man in the Republican party as “mavericky” — a label that…

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Obama Has Done More for Gays Than Any Other President, Yet It’s Still Not Enough for Some Gays

President Obama is far and away the best friend that gay rights groups have ever had in the White House. He’s appointed more openly gays to every imaginable policy making…

IA-Gov: 46% Branstad (R), 40% Culver (D) (Culver 10/22-25)

Global Strategy Group (D) for Chet Culver 10/22-25/10; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Des Moines Register release Iowa 2010 Governor 46% Branstad (R), 40%…

Jeff Coryell: How An All-GOP Ohio Supreme Court and Sky Bank KO’d Your Grandma

Ohio’s seven-member Supreme Court had been an exclusively Republican club until Gov. Ted Strickland appointed Chief Justice Eric Brown last April. Now the Chief Justice is joined by Appellate Judge…

Nigel Hamilton: The Meltdown — and After

In 2006 Random House said they wouldn’t publish it in this country, while Random House UK said they would, in theirs. ‘It’ was my book, Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency.…

Rand Paul Supporter Tim Profitt Wants Stomping Victim To Apologize To HIM

Tim Profitt, the Rand Paul supporter behind the white sneaker that notoriously stomped on a MoveOn activist’s head in Kentucky, sought to play down the importance of the incident Tuesday,…

Tom Silva: Kant on the Campaign Trail

As election season nears, we once again find ourselves in the hot zone of political rhetoric and cable-news hysterics. Many of you will remember the congressman (I’ve omitted names in…

NC-Sen: 53% Burr (R), 38% Marshall (D) (SurveyUSA 10/22-25)

SurveyUSA 10/22-25/10; 590 likely voters, 4.1% margin of error Mode: Automated phone SurveyUSA release North Carolina 2010 Senate 53% Burr (R), 38% Marshall (D), 5% Beitler (L) (chart) Jump to…

Heidi Hartmann: Democrats Win on Women-Friendly Economic Policies

After the crash, the downturn was dubbed a “mancession.” As the meme continues to circulate, the Roosevelt Institute’s New Deal 2.0 blog asked leading thinkers to help sort fact from…