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‘Nasty’ Iowa Senate race questions whether the state couldn’t have done better

October 31, 2014 by

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The Iowa U.S. Senate race has been described as among the most insulting. Republican Joni Ernst, a state senator is opposed by Bruce Braley, a state representative. Ernst has a small edge 5 days before the election. It  has attracted more international interest, possibly because of the potential presidential candidates who have gotten involved. Ernst […]

Broadcaster deserved a longer suspension for vicious remarks

July 26, 2014 by

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Sometimes,  it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action.  It seemed that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI by saying about Andrews,  “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started.

Holder adds nothing to the Obama race issue

July 16, 2014 by

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Attorney General Eric Holder tried to look into the minds of some in the GOP earlier in the week. Or, on the other hand, maybe he wanted to raise the spectre of Republican racism for political purposes as the Congressional elections are less than four months away. At any rate, the fallout lingers. Holder (pictured) […]

No Labels steps up effort to fix our government

January 22, 2014 by

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We wrote about the website, No Labels, recently, supporting its attempt to refocus Washington on being productive, rather than just being partisan. Here’s their latest explanation of their current goal, one that most people should

‘He’s going to have “The End of the Senate” written on his tombstone’

December 13, 2013 by

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That’s a quote from The New York Times today, reporting on the never-ending incivility that has led to some single digit approval ratings for Congress. The issue this time is

Congressman respects family on presidential run

December 8, 2013 by

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Rep. Rand Paul (R-KY) is one of the potential Republican presidential candidates in 2016. He says he hasn’t made a final decision about running. Today on “Fox News Sunday,” he said there are obvious

Critical language that doesn’t match the truth

November 29, 2013 by

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While talking about the number of people on food stamps, a reporter for liberal MSNBC made a careless remark about Republicans. This kind of statement is, unfortunately, not unusual in the polarized

Political campaigns need a respectful makeover

November 16, 2013 by

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We know the last year has been torture for you. You enjoyed the civility of the 2012 campaign so much that you’ve been crying most of this year without the

A primer: I’m going to win vs. I won

November 5, 2013 by

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Every year around election time, we hear a lot of bold promises. What percentage are fulfilled? Would you be surprised if it was 25%? Actually, we haven’t found any

Cheney says the GOP needs new leaders

October 27, 2013 by

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Former Vice-President Dick Cheney said today the Republican party needs to “bring in a new generation” of leaders. He acknowledged that building the base is one component of future success in elections. He spoke on ABC’s “This Week.” Most people agree with that, but it seems to us that the party is still too focused […]

We gave away the military option? Why does Rep. Rogers say that?

September 15, 2013 by

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On CNN’s State of the Union, the first of Sunday’s interview programs this morning, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) maintained that Russia won because Assad will be here for at least a year, “not one ounce” of chemical weapons

Some Republicans don’t seem to know the meaning of ‘atrocity’

September 13, 2013 by

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It’s been almost a mantra these last few days. Many members of the GOP talking about the possibility of cutting off financing for Obamacare. The word some keep repeating to describe the health care plan is “atrocity,” as in these

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