August 29, 2013
Obama Voters Like 3D Movies, Rom-Coms, and Horror Films More Than Romney Voters

6:35pm
  
Filed under: Obama Romney Movies Romcoms Horror 
August 21, 2013
It’s Highly Likely the NSA Hoovered Up Mitt Romney’s Emails in 2002

Prior to the 2002 Olympics, the NSA and FBI arranged to intercept all emails and texts in the Salt Lake City area.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

It’s Highly Likely the NSA Hoovered Up Mitt Romney’s Emails in 2002

Prior to the 2002 Olympics, the NSA and FBI arranged to intercept all emails and texts in the Salt Lake City area.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

January 25, 2013
Exclusive: The GOP Plan to Take the Electoral-Vote-Rigging Scheme National


Gehrke isn’t saying which states the project might initially target. He says he’d like to see the plan implemented in every state, not just the ones where clever redistricting has given Republicans an edge, and he justifies it in policy, not political terms.
A presidential voting system where the electoral college was apportioned by congressional district might not be perfectly fair, he says, but it would be better than what we have now. It would bring democracy closer to the people, force presidential candidates to address the concerns of a more varied swath of the American populace, and give more clout to rural areas that are too often ignored. 
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Exclusive: The GOP Plan to Take the Electoral-Vote-Rigging Scheme National

Gehrke isn’t saying which states the project might initially target. He says he’d like to see the plan implemented in every state, not just the ones where clever redistricting has given Republicans an edge, and he justifies it in policy, not political terms.

A presidential voting system where the electoral college was apportioned by congressional district might not be perfectly fair, he says, but it would be better than what we have now. It would bring democracy closer to the people, force presidential candidates to address the concerns of a more varied swath of the American populace, and give more clout to rural areas that are too often ignored. 

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

11:50am
  
Filed under: GOP Politics Voting Race Obama Romney 
December 7, 2012
think-progress:

The first photo of Obama taking Romney’s concession call. If only we could see the other end of the line. via

think-progress:

The first photo of Obama taking Romney’s concession call. If only we could see the other end of the line. via

10:37am
  
Filed under: Obama Election Politics Romney 
December 4, 2012
Romney vs. Biden: A Costco Showdown

Romney vs. Biden: A Costco Showdown

November 19, 2012
The Future of Conservative Foreign Policy

The Republican Party needs a new message on foreign policy that is true to the conservative principles of the base and yet has a broad appeal to the American public. It so happens that one already exists, has a proven track record of electoral success, and is only slightly used: the ”humble foreign policy” that candidate George W. Bush espoused during the 2000 campaign but abandoned with the Global War on Terror and the Iraq invasion.
Bush’s wisdom during the October 12, 2000 debates is striking in hindsight. “If we’re an arrogant nation,” he warned, “they’ll resent us; if we’re a humble nation, but strong, they’ll welcome us. And our nation stands alone right now in the world in terms of power, and that’s why we’ve got to be humble, and yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom.”
Now, to a large degree, that’s platitude rather than policy prescription. But it’s the right mindset from which to approach policy analysis.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The Future of Conservative Foreign Policy

The Republican Party needs a new message on foreign policy that is true to the conservative principles of the base and yet has a broad appeal to the American public. It so happens that one already exists, has a proven track record of electoral success, and is only slightly used: the ”humble foreign policy” that candidate George W. Bush espoused during the 2000 campaign but abandoned with the Global War on Terror and the Iraq invasion.

Bush’s wisdom during the October 12, 2000 debates is striking in hindsight. “If we’re an arrogant nation,” he warned, “they’ll resent us; if we’re a humble nation, but strong, they’ll welcome us. And our nation stands alone right now in the world in terms of power, and that’s why we’ve got to be humble, and yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom.”

Now, to a large degree, that’s platitude rather than policy prescription. But it’s the right mindset from which to approach policy analysis.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

November 9, 2012
The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters

There will be plenty of talk in coming weeks about the Republican Party, the conservative movement, racial demographics, and whether they’ll inspire significant changes in policy or philosophy.That conversation is more important than this one.It would still be prudent for conservatives to take some advice that seems blindingly obvious, but apparently isn’t: Stop letting prominent voices of movement conservatism get away with saying things that are a) actually just racist; b) demagogic race-baiting; or c) so obviously tone-deaf that anyone with common sense can see how terrible it would sound. Why is that so hard?! 

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters

There will be plenty of talk in coming weeks about the Republican Party, the conservative movement, racial demographics, and whether they’ll inspire significant changes in policy or philosophy.

That conversation is more important than this one.

It would still be prudent for conservatives to take some advice that seems blindingly obvious, but apparently isn’t: Stop letting prominent voices of movement conservatism get away with saying things that are a) actually just racist; b) demagogic race-baiting; or c) so obviously tone-deaf that anyone with common sense can see how terrible it would sound. 

Why is that so hard?! 

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

November 8, 2012
332 to 206: The Romney Campaign Conceded Florida Today, so the 2012 Electoral Map is Finally Complete
[Image: Alex Hoyt]

332 to 206: The Romney Campaign Conceded Florida Today, so the 2012 Electoral Map is Finally Complete

[Image: Alex Hoyt]

November 8, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Romney/Ryan 2012 Campaign Edition

The Republican ticket’s merchandise can now be bought cheap. 

Read more. [Image: AP]

November 7, 2012

The Story Behind Karl Rove’s Meltdown

How starting a war with Fox News’ Decision Desk made for great TV.

[Image: Fox News]


Liked posts on Tumblr: More liked posts »