Opinion

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Obama and the right’s “brave new world”

Political pundits seem to agree that the past couple of weeks haven't been kind to the Obama administration.

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Obama speech heralds new era

The preident laid out confidently - at times defiantly - a list of policy choices anathema to Republicans who tried to block every piece of progressive legislation during his first term.

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Is the right-wing era over? Not yet

Is the era of right-wing ascendancy over? I would argue that it is a bit premature to reach that conclusion.

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Ten of the worst things said in 2012

Sometimes the quotes are bad because they are stupid, sometimes because they are wicked, and sometimes because they are just incomprehensible.

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Fiscal cliff or soaring inequality: Which is scarier?

In the early aftermath of World War II, the Truman administration was hell bent on reversing U.S. foreign policy from wartime cooperation to unrestrained hostility.

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Job growth the key to avoiding fiscal disaster

The media is absorbed now with trying to decide how close President Obama and House Republicans are to a deal that would avoid the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year.

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Ten certainties for the next four years

No one has a crystal ball to predict the exact course of the next four years. But it is useful to start with what we actually know.

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Mitt Romney: the empty suit clueless about the empty chair

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on Oct. 10, 2012, that's impossible.

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Smiling, Romney stuck a dagger in your heart

That about sums up Mitt Romney's performance in Wednesday night's debate.

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Republicans lie about "Support our troops"

For a decade, Republicans have been screaming at Americans to "support our troops." But their actions sing a different tune.

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