Seth Moulton's Anti-Pelosi Campaign Just Took A Major Hit
Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton's plan to oust assumed incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has always resembled what Bob Cesca calls the "Underpants Gnomes Model." This phrase, which comes from a South Park episode where the boys meet the legendary underpants gnomes, ...read more
Hillary Clinton Stars In 'How To Lose an Unloseable Election 2: Electric Boogaloo'
Right now, Hillary Clinton is as sure a lock as there's ever been to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, but if you thought she squandered inevitability in 2008, you ain't seen nothing yet. Up until recently, I've had to roll my eyes any time some media idiot ...read more
SCOTUS Just Ruled Women Can Be Accosted As They Walk Into Abortion Clinics
On Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in McCullen v. Coakley that a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot "buffer zone" around the entrance to reproductive health clinics is unconstitutional. While the ruling is a resounding victory for free speech, it's also a victory ...read more
Romney's Biggest Lie: "Pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan."
I've spent much of today going through the lies Mitt Romney told during the Presidential debate last night. And I've discovered that they were so egregious that it's going to take a few days for the media to go through and dispel all of them. Anyhow, there was one that stood ...read more
We Can't Afford Four More Years of What?
This is the latest attack video from the Romney camp: The video is about as vague as you can get - and that's saying something given it's coming from Romney. There isn't a mention of any policy whatsoever with viewers having to guess what "we can't afford four more years of". ...read more
Will Romney's Policies Actually Kill People?
Juan Cole dismisses the idea that Romney has effectively killed people by closing down their companies (and relieving them of their health care benefits), but lists ways in which his policies would literally result in more deaths: Now, all presidents get people killed. They fight ...read more
The SEC Document Threatening Romney's Presidency
While the Romney campaign is aggressively fighting back against reports that their candidate's tenure at Bain Capital went on for longer than he once claimed, a document filed by Romney in 2000 could prove extremely detrimental to his run at the Presidency. The Jan. 3rd 2000 ...read more
Mitt Romney's Healthcare Flip Flops a Lesson in Modern Marketing
By Ben Cohen: Watching Mitt Romney desperately try to capitalize on conservative anger and public fear over 'Obamacare' is a lesson in the art of modern marketing. PR firms and advertisers are hired to the majority of the work on Presidential campaigns these days because the ...read more
Quote of the Week: Elizabeth Warren Responds to Heckler
The extraordinarily gracious Elizabeth Warren on the heckler who called her a 'socialist whore' at a campaign event: "I actually felt sorry for the guy. I really genuinely did. He’s been out of work now for a year and a half. And bless his heart, I mean, he thought somehow it ...read more
Question of the Day
Andrew Sullivan wonders whether the GOP Presidential candidates actually have any policy proposals when it comes to health care access in America: They are poles apart on the numbers of uninsured. Perry's Texas has 27.2 percent of its population without health insurance - the ...read more