Scott Brown Shows Why Our Election System Is Incompatible With Our Government

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 1:01 pm

The way we set up our government is becoming incompatible with how we now run our elections. We are going to need to think seriously about systemic reform of one or the other or both, otherwise the political dynamic will cripple our country. A good example of the problem can been seen in the New [...]

Super PACs Have Not Translated Into TV AD Advantage for Romney

By: Friday September 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Early in the election it was thought Mitt Romney would have an advertising advantage. Not only was Romney raising more money than Obama in the beginning, but also there are significantly more well funded Republican leaning Super PAC’s. This expected advantage, though, has not materialized. In the big swing states the Obama team is actually [...]

Romney’s Secret Tax Returns Allow Hearsay and Speculation to Run Wild

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:16 pm

Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made news by claiming an unnamed third party connected to Bain Capital told him it is likely Mitt Romney payed almost no taxes for years. From Huffington Post: Saying he had “no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,” Reid sat up in his chair a bit before [...]

Newt Gingrich, Outsider?!?

By: Friday May 20, 2011 4:49 pm

Recently, I’ve begun to worry that our politics have degraded in to the world’s most depressing chutzpah contest, with each politician competing to outdo the last by whining about a self-created problem in the most outrageous, fractionally baseless and/or entirely cynical manner possible. It looks like Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has decided to prove [...]

With $900 Billion in Tax Cuts, Many Working Americans Will Still See Taxes Rise

By: Monday December 13, 2010 11:52 am

According to the Huffington Post, because of the structure of the nearly $900 billion Obama-McConnell tax deal, roughly a third of all workers will actually see their taxes increase next year. How anyone can defend this deal as smart politics for Obama is beyond me. From Ryan Grim: The tax deal reached between President Obama [...]

“Going Forward” Took Dems Backward: Obama’s Message Hurt His Party in 2010 Midterms

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 5:01 pm

When all the House races are finally called, Democrats will have likely lost, on net, roughly 62 to 65 seats. It was a true Republican wave, and the results were worse than you would have expected, even considering the poor economic conditions and the fact that the President’s party tends to lose seats in the [...]

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