“Hey, Let’s Purify the Party from Party Purification. NOH8, haters!” Says Meghan McCain.


Ms. McCain:  talk to me about how “creepy” ideological purity is when you wipe that dogmatic “NOH8” kiddie paint off your face.  Your intellectual inconsistency is showing and it’s definitely not as cute as that airbrushed pap you’re so proud of.
In her current piece for The Daily Beast, she opines the latest in her [...]

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How the Democrats Lost Massachusetts


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Political excess and an unpopular agenda paved the way for Scott’s Brown’s improbable Senate victory.

Jon Keller: The Backlash Is Coming! The Backlash Is Coming! – WSJ.com


With characteristic hubris, people in this state like to think they’ve been at the leading edge of American politics since the “shot heard ’round the world” in 1775. And in the past few years, we’ve given the nation a preview of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with Deval Patrick’s successful 2006 bid for governor; provided a […]

Most Ridiculous Tweet of the Morning: Salon Columnist Blasts Ford, Jr. for Being Pro-Capitalism


There is much you could say about Harold E. Ford Jr. on Twitter.  Ford is making a run for the NY Senate seat held by fellow Dem Kirsten Gillibrand.  Wouldn’t take more than Twitter’s 140 character limit to say that the 39 year old African American is a former congressman from Tennessee and he vows [...]

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Why Are Conservatives So Quick To Eat Their Own?


I must admit that this entire controversy (conservative feeding frenzy?) surrounding Governor Mike Huckabee’s commutation of Maurice Clemmons’ sentence back in 2000 makes me a bit queasy.  Am I the only one that thinks the vitriol and condemnation of Huckabee over this is way over-the-top?  Let’s take a step back from the beat-down for just [...]

From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 10, 2009


I first became aware of politics, in the ordinary sense, during the presidential election of 1948. My parents and their friends belonged to the Democratic Party and had voted for Roosevelt. It was what they called their “mass work”—going to where the people were, in order to lead them to something better. This had been [...]