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Pipeline vs Freeway: What is Net Neutrality, Really?

Net neutrality treats the Internet as a data pipeline, akin to a water pipeline. It doesn’t discriminate between the content that flows through it. That’s all net neutrality is. But there are Republican politicians who want to monetize the Internet … Continue reading

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What Hillary Will Win In 2016

The Supreme Court. A reader at Andrew Sullivan’s blog makes the point concisely: A president Clinton will have […] a very gray Supreme Court (FOUR octogenarians in her first term).  Think about what that means for all those Voting Rights Act cases … Continue reading

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Obamacare Meets Reality (And Wins)

Reality is starting to assert itself. You won’t read this at the Drudge Report, but evidence is accumulating that Obamacare has been working over the past three years, and it’s poised to be a success moving into its “insurance exchange … Continue reading

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Two Bad Numbers for Republicans

These come from Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast. Here’s the first: [E]lectoral demographer Ruy Teixeira reported recently that this bloc [white blue-collar voters] will constitute a sizeable 3 percent less of the electorate this year than it did in 2008—the minority … Continue reading

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Is JPK (Joseph P. Kennedy III) an Emerging JFK?

31-year-old Joseph P. Kennedy III, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, served in the Peace Corps, has a Harvard law degree, and is running in Massachusetts for the congressional seat that is being vacated by the retiring Barney Frank. And he … Continue reading

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If President Obama Dips below 43% of the White Vote, Can He Still Win in 2012?

If President Barack Obama cannot capture the white vote at quite the same numbers that he did in 2008 (43%), does that pretty much doom his chances in 2012 for a second term? A demographic trends analysis at National Journal suggests … Continue reading

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How Likely is President Obama’s Reelection?

At the New York Times this week, Nate Silver lays out some criteria for an educated guess: I estimate that Mr. Carter’s approval rating was 31 percent, and George H.W. Bush’s was 39 percent, at the time of their respective … Continue reading

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The Emerging Democratic Majority Thesis is Still Viable

At least that is Jonathan Chait’s position in a recent article at the New Republic: [T]he Emerging Democratic Majority thesis iterated by Judis . . . is that the demographics of the national electorate are slowly moving in the Democrats’ … Continue reading

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I’ll be voting. Will you be also?

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Tea Partier Sharon Angle wants to abolish the Department of Education, end Social Security and Medicare, and get the United States out of the United Nations

And she’s just won the Republican primary in Nevada. Harry Reid’s camp has to be smiling about this:

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234-194

The House of Representatives voted 234-194 yesterday to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” And how many Republicans voted for the repeal? Just 5. Five. Pathetic. One of them was Ron Paul.

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Target Democrats

When is a metaphor not a metaphor?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            . The double entendre accompanied by (im)plausible deniability. Republicans have been escalating this sick game for over a year.

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Health Care Reform: Yes We Did

I’m so proud to have supported and worked for this man’s election to the presidency. Barack Obama is proving to be an even better president than I had dared hope for when I voted for him in November of 2008. And on Sunday … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Republicans think that the passage of health care reform will deliver them an overwhelming electoral sweep of both houses of Congress in November. Have they gone mad? Here’s Politico yesterday. You would think that they had actually achieved something historic by … Continue reading

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The Full Text of Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (December 10, 2009)

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations … Continue reading

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Blue Skies?

The New York Times today on the surprisingly good jobs numbers: The sudden and unexpected improvement surprised even the most optimistic forecasters. Instead of yet another six-figure job loss, only 11,000 jobs disappeared last month and instead of another rise in … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin and Nancy Sinatra

I think that Sarah Palin, in a weird way, kind of channels Nancy Sinatra, and if the economy doesn’t right itself she might well walk all over us Democrats in 2012. I’m actually a little worried for Barack Obama in … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: Rock Star!

And with airhead groupies: Faaar. Out!

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If the Israelis Could Publicly Try Adolf Eichmann in 1961, Why Can’t the United States Publicly Try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in 2009?

Yesterday Salon’s Glenn Greenwald succinctly countered the American Right’s fear-stoking with regard to trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in New York: People in capitals all over the world have hosted trials of high-level terrorist suspects using their normal justice system.  They … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy: I Thought Barack Obama Would Be This Way

And it’s one reason I voted for him. Here’s U.S National Security Advisor, General James Jones in an interview with Spiegel this week: SPIEGEL: Is it difficult to advise the president, Barack Obama? Jones: No, simply because he’s a very good student … Continue reading

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