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Kakistocracy: Everybody Wants to Rule the Worst

Kakistocracy: Everybody Wants to Rule the Worst
Are you coming to grips with the fact that we live in a world where pondering the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency is no longer considered completely delusional?
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Scott Walker Makes it Clear GOP Remains the Anti-Gay Party

Scott Walker Makes it Clear GOP Remains the Anti-Gay Party
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin who this weekend was called the GOP's current presidential frontrunner, thinks that the best way to block full-blown marriage equality at the federal level will be to amend the U.S. Constitution in such a way so that states will be empowered to forbid marriages that are not between one man and one woman.
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Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"

Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"
Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock."
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Attempt to Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires on GOP

Attempt to Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires on GOP
"The GOP drafted a bill so extreme and so out of touch with the voters that even their own membership could not support it."
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I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates

I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates
At town halls and candidate debates across the country, Republican and Democratic election hopefuls are being asked where they stand on the important issue of climate change. Many of their answers have been recorded for posterity and, at best, hilarity. At worst, the peril of this planet.
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Right Wing's 'Passionate Intensity' Overpowering Liberal's Focus on Facts

Right Wing's 'Passionate Intensity' Overpowering Liberal's Focus on Facts
The academic left's battle against the religious right can best be summed up from a line from Yeats: "the best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are filled with a passionate intensity."
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Fox News Hasn't Mentioned the GOP Report That Says There is No Benghazi Scandal

Fox News Hasn't Mentioned the GOP Report That Says There is No Benghazi Scandal
Fox News used to be your premier destination for 24/7 Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi coverage, but has yet to mention the bombshell report by the Republican-led House that found absolutely no wrongdoing by the Obama administration and thus, no scandal in the Benghazi attacks. The report came out Friday. It is now Tuesday. Fox News must've missed the report.
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Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!

Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!
Medicare and Social Security are in even better fiscal shape than we previously realized. Let's take a look at this Conservative kyrptonite: the massive success of Social Security and Medicare. (Added bonus: Affordable Care Act seems to be helping stabilize both!)
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McConnell's Tea Party Problem Could Swing Election for Grimes

McConnell's Tea Party Problem Could Swing Election for Grimes
You’ve got to wonder how many Kentucky Republicans are like Barbara Knott. She just quit the Daviess County GOP executive committee because she’s not for Sen. Mitch McConnell. Knott heads the Tea Party in Owensboro, seat of Daviess County in conservative western Kentucky, heretofore mostly McConnell country.
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Swinging the Swing State: Working Class Whites Now Less Than 50% of Voters in Ohio

Swinging the Swing State: Working Class Whites Now Less Than 50% of Voters in Ohio
For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites are more likely to be socially conservative, less optimistic about their futures and skeptical of big government. But in Ohio, the group has been much more politically divided: encompassing deeply religious, GOP-leaning conservatives in rural areas as well as unionized blue-collar Democrats in cities.
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