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Cool Heads, Not Fevered Pitches 0

October brings with it a yearly epidemic that, depending on its severity, kills between 3,000 to 50,000 Americans. It’s called the flu. Americans don’t panic; they get their flu shots, wash their hands thoroughly and frequently, and the flu season passes. Neither are Americans panicked over Ebola (and they shouldn’t be). Polls show the majority […]

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Posted on: 10-16-2014
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Democrats who run from Obama take a risk 0

Democratic candidates who run from President Obama in red states where he is unpopular are making a big mistake. Their holding Obama at arm’s length deprives voters of a clear choice at the ballot box. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is a great candidate for the U.S. Senate and is running a solid […]

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Posted on: 10-15-2014
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Supreme Court should act on gay marriage 0

What is going on inside the heads of those nine Supreme Court justices? This week’s legal drama around same-sex marriage makes me worry that they’re all thinking more about politics than doing right by the Constitution. Don’t get me wrong. By deciding on Monday to turn down all pending same-sex marriage cases, the Supreme Court […]

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Posted on: 10-10-2014
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Hype & Fear vs. Hope & Change 0

When we were kids, there were all kinds of scary shows and movies to give us chills and thrills, prompting us to look for goblins and boogeymen under the bed and in the closet. (Anyone remember Alfred Hitchcock?) Halloween was a time to put on the masks of the monsters, a way of “un-scaring” ourselves, […]

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Posted on: 10-9-2014
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Are you with me? 0

Last week, the Supreme Court voted to leave the Ohio GOP’s early voting restrictions in place for this election and made it harder and more confusing for people in Ohio to vote. It’s shameful — a victory for the underhanded tactics Republicans are using to keep Democrats away from the polls. I’ve been frustrated before, […]

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Posted on: 10-6-2014
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At Last, Victory for Middle America 0

One year ago, the health care exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, opened access to quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans. Today, despite years of unremitting partisan opposition and continual legal challenges, it’s unassailable that the Affordable Care Act is working. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate […]

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Posted on: 10-2-2014
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Why does GOP fight early voting? 0

As a longtime political operative, I know firsthand how a vote here or a vote there can make a huge difference in a close election. And as Vice President Al Gore’s former campaign manager, I understand the impact U.S. Supreme Court decisions can have on electoral outcomes. These two reasons are why I’m outraged by […]

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Posted on: 10-1-2014
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Political Cameos on ‘The Good Wife’? Donna Brazile Likes Them. 0

By Mike Hale http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/political-cameos-on-the-good-wife-donna-brazile-likes-them/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 When it comes to political cameos on TV shows, Donna Brazile and I — spoiler alert! — disagree. Below is a letter by Ms. Brazile, a national Democratic political strategist and a recurring character on “The Good Wife”: In a recent piece, Mike Hale, a Times television critic, had an issue […]

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Posted on: 10-1-2014
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What Obama Should Do for His Last 2 Years in Office 0

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele The Root http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/10/experts_weigh_in_on_obama_s_last_2_years.html?wpisrc=burger It was just a couple of weeks ago that first lady Michelle Obama seemed to weigh in on how President Barack Obama’s legacy was shaping up thus far. “When folks ask me whether I still believe everything we said about change and hope back in 2008, I tell them […]

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Posted on: 10-1-2014
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Political Strategist Donna Brazile Donates Her Papers to LSU 0

By Tara Laver http://news.blogs.lib.lsu.edu/2014/09/26/donna_brazile_papers/ Though she has made her name and home in Washington D.C. for the past three decades, distinguished LSU alumna, veteran political strategist and commentator, author, and Democratic Party official Donna Brazile makes no secret of her pride in being a native of Louisiana and an LSU graduate. Now an important piece […]

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Posted on: 09-26-2014
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