The Republican Socialist

A new biography shows that Dwight Eisenhower was a more cunning and active president than he gets credit for. 

"Repeal and Replace" Goes By the Wayside

Health care is apparently off the GOP agenda.

Rush Limbaugh's Bust Is a Go

The Missouri speaker of the House wants the shock-jock's likeness in the Capitol rotunda, sluts or no sluts.

Minority Parties Get Feisty in Budget Battles

In Washington state and Virginia, legislators are using budget fights to make a stand.

Be Thankful for No More Lysol!

Some good and bad news on the gender front.

Can't Teach an Old Party New Tricks

Republicans did not have a good week. Don't expect them to learn from their mistakes, though.

Did Virginia Pro-Choicers Blunder?

Until there's a magic formula to stop bad abortion legislation, we shouldn't blame the pro-choice movement for not doing enough.

No Contraception? Seriously?

 Go ahead, make my (international women’s) day

The Top-Down Romney Campaign

Don't look for any spirit of collective enterprise from the likely Republican nominee.

Tea Party Sharpens Its Budget Scissors

Today's Balance Sheet: Time for Congress to get feisty again. 

Let the VP Speculation Begin!

I boldly predict that Romney's running mate will be a boring white guy.


Is it too soon to pronounce Obama an economic failure? A different take on The Escape Artists.

The Difference a Different Decider Makes

We may be headed for disaster in Iran, but at least this time we may be able to have a sane debate about it.

As the Economy Goes, So Do the Birthers

Another episode in fun correlations, but no causation.

Separated at Birth?

Are two of our favorite crazy politicians even more alike than we thought?