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Does anyone really believe a handshake between President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro heralds a new positive direction for American foreign policy that will actually benefit the people in ...
by PeterBalesHistoryTales
Comment Count 43 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 02:06 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
Since sometime in the summer of 2009, we've been hearing that President Obama has "historically low approval ratings." Is that true? Well, he has, recently and briefly, fallen below 40% approval in ...
by OutOnALimb
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 04:47 PM PDT with 74 Recommends
The "Democratic Donkey" was originally a political attack twisting President Andrew Jackson's name to "Jackass," but Democrats embraced the symbolism of an animal associated with hard work. I've ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM PST with 21 Recommends
I missed the last Richard Nixon anniversary (his resignation, of course). I was going to write a diary about it, but never got around to it. Then it turned out others wrote diaries about their ...
by AllTheWayWithLBJ85
Comment Count 139 comments on Mon Sep 08, 2014 at 03:10 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I was five years old, in the Summer of 1974. My family was highly political and solidly Democratic. Grandad, with his hat and John Slattery look would come home from his job as a computer systems ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 03:34 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
The brain trust at Western Journalism is predicting that National Impeach Obama Week (August 23) "could be a game-changer" for the Impeach Obama movement. Apparently the Impeach Obama Coalition , ...
by BetteNoir
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 11:29 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Numerous pundits and politicians on the right (otherwise known as chickenhawks) have been making the argument that what is happening in Iraq is what President Obama should have expected when he "cut ...
by Village Vet
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 09:36 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
Watch this video of David Brat ( h/t Salon ) particularly starting 2:30 in, where he has a classic response to a serious policy question.
by ericf
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 11:49 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
As the the president and congressional Democrats have begun to push the minimum wage as a midterm election issue (as they did back in 2006 as well), I became curious about the history of minimum ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:26 AM PST with 15 Recommends
North Carolinians against Amendment One lost their fight. An amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman as "the only legal domestic union" is now part of the state's constitution. ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue May 08, 2012 at 06:41 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Hanskey asks “How come governors get presidential nominations more often than people in other offices?” That's a good question, and political scientists have been talking about it for decades. ...
by Ponder Stibbons
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 05:30 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
It think it's safe to say that with the benefit of hindsight, Gerald Ford was one of the best presidents of all time. For proof, let's jump!
by thinkdouble
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 11:53 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
This is perhaps the least election-related, but I think appointments are a big part of that, still. Enjoy!
by Ponder Stibbons
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 09:29 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
It's Wednesday, so here's the next part!
by Ponder Stibbons
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 11:13 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer Myths can be harmful. And perhaps the most damaging myth in ...
by RogerShuler
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 10:07 AM PST with 20 Recommends
by teacherken
Comment Count 62 comments on Wed Sep 08, 2010 at 03:24 AM PDT with 54 Recommends
I've done this topic before a while back, but I thought it ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Sep 08, 2010 at 08:36 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Presidential Rankings can be found here. An ...
by Julie Gulden
Comment Count 475 comments on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 12:47 PM PDT with 179 Recommends
Last night, Jon Stewart covered Obama's speech and also noted a lack of specifics, though that should ...
by BruinKid
Comment Count 61 comments on Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
Originally published on March 3, 2010 at Yo Mama For Obama Jerald terHorst died the other day. You may ask “Who was Jerald terHorst?”
by yomamaforobama
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Apr 03, 2010 at 02:51 PM PDT with 2 Recommends