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The Wrong Republicans
January 1, 2013

The Wrong Republicans

BY FROMA HARROP “The damage may have already been done,” starts a Wall Street Journal news story about the fiscal cliff. This is damage a fix at this point can’t fix. That Washington couldn’t stop big automatic spending cuts and tax increases in an orderly manner marked another hit on the psyche of American business…

Change? Learn? Compromise? Grow? Not These Republicans
November 23, 2012

Change? Learn? Compromise? Grow? Not These Republicans

BY JOE CONASON Hearing so much chatter about “change” in the Republican Party, the innocent voter might believe that the Republicans had learned important lessons from their stinging electoral defeat. On closer examination, however, the likelihood of real change appears nil because the party’s leaders and thinkers can cite so many excuses to remain utterly…

Take Two
November 9, 2012

Take Two

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Now that the election is over, and President Obama has returned to Washington to try to turn all the rhetoric about working together into something real, Republicans and talking heads [especially the conservative ones whose predictions seemed to be based entirely on wishful thinking and perhaps the desire for some last-minute fundraising]…

Back To The Center
October 30, 2012

Back To The Center

BY SHARON MARTIN Do you call yourself a conservative or a liberal? The answer is your opinion, but the underlying beliefs may be genetic. Scientists who study the genetics of politics looked at three areas of behavior and belief that could cross cultures and time – today, 500 years ago, 1,500 years ago. They asked…

Lady Luck
October 24, 2012

Lady Luck

BY SUSAN ESTRICH There is a lot about this election season that’s easy to explain. Mitt Romney won the first debate by a lot, and President Obama won the second and third, but by smaller margins. Romney’s victory meant more because it established that he was a credible candidate, which is a threshold a challenger…

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