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God Wants Some Rapes to Result in Pregnancy?

Richard Mourdock thinks God is a monster that intends–intends–some rapes to result in pregnancy. Mitt Romney thinks Richard Mourdock would make a dandy addition to the U.S. Senate.

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Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana?

Mittens doesn’t.

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Romnesia

President Obama on a roll. __________ I hope he uses the phrase on Monday night.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Wants to Bomb Iran

And President Obama clearly wants no part of it. This was at Time magazine last month: Inside Israel, reports persist that prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defense chief Ehud Barak are determined to launch a strike, and American officials continue to … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth

The big picture. __________ GM is alive and Osama bin Laden is dead. That’s also true.

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A Pretty Darn Effective Ad

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If Mitt Loses

At the New York Times Magazine, Matt Bai offers his take on what will happen within the Republican Party should Mitt Romney lose: [A]ttention will instantly shift toward the new generation of potential messengers: Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio, Chris Christie … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Chief Economic Advisor Is The Guy In “Inside Job” Who Praised Credit Derivatives

Unbelievable. Looking at the New York Times today, I saw a picture of Glenn Hubbard, Mitt Romney’s in-house economic adviser, and thought, He looks like the same guy from the documentary, Inside Job.  In the documentary, there is an owlish and … Continue reading

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The Clash of Generations: Niall Ferguson’s Take on the Biden-Ryan Debate

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson saw in the debate, not the clash of civilizations, but the clash of generations: What we saw last week was not just a contrast between Irish-American political styles. We saw the opening round in the clash … Continue reading

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Do You Agree With God?

Then you must vote against President Obama. At least that’s the message of this anti-Obama ad opposing gay equality. Somebody is spending one million dollars on this. __________ By the logic of this ad, God is essentially on the ballot … Continue reading

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Joe Biden Kicked Ass

Joe Biden defended the middle class and Paul Ryan often seemed befuddled when having to support his goofy math claims. Phew! Biden has put the Dems back in the game. My bet is that the polls will reflect this over … Continue reading

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Grow a Pair

Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, knows how to assert herself, dressing down a sexist and hypocritical right-winger for going after one of her colleagues for sexism. If President Obama wants to win in November, he should make a quick study … Continue reading

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Swingers, Swing Voters, and Polaroid

Once upon a time, people would take a roll of film to a film processor, and the film processor could see if you took any naughty snaps. Then came Polaroid cameras, and you could take private snaps. This commercial from 1965 captures for … Continue reading

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A Nail Biter

If President Obama can hold his lead for just one more month, Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast envisions a second term: I still think he can be a transformational president if he wins a second term. The economy will … Continue reading

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Demographic Determinism: What Will Really Decide This Election

Americans are, on average, doing pretty well. Demography, therefore, will be decisive–not the jobless number or the debates. And demography is working against Republicans. The demographic shift of Florida, Ohio, and Virginia toward becoming blue states is a megatrend; it’s … Continue reading

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7.8% Unemployment. Lowest Since January 2009

Obama got some good news today. 7.8% unemployment. Phew!

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The True State of the Race

A reality check from Nate Silver today: According to National Journal, Mr. Romney’s campaign has not spent a single dollar on advertising in Pennsylvania since May 1; outside groups that support Mr. Romney ceased their advertising there in August. […] Mr. Obama’s … Continue reading

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I Agree with Rick Santorum on Something

Finally, Rick Santorum says something I can agree with. Concerning the right-wing base of the Republican Party, he recently said the following: We will never have the elite, smart people on our side, . . . Santorum’s explanation for this? “[B]ecause … Continue reading

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Scott Brown: Justice Scalia “Model Supreme Court Justice”

In a televised debate from Lowell, Scott Brown stepped in it tonight. Combined with his attack on Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage, this gaffe probably sinks his campaign.

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Whining for Sympathy: What Ann Romney’s Expression of Concern for Mitt’s “Mental Well-Being” Really Means

If you haven’t heard, Ann Romney told an interviewer in Nevada yesterday that, should her husband be elected President, she fears for his mental health. Here’s Reuters: “I think my biggest concern obviously would just be for his mental well-being,” she said. … Continue reading

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