Tag: Republican Party

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Popdose Politicks: Debt Ceiling! Shutdown! Fight, Fight, Fight! (Again)

Dw DUNPHY: Well, now that Syria has vanished from the front pages, Big Tea has refocused on the fight they really wanted: Running the...

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Political Culture: Lose Your Delusion

GOP: Time to give the Outrage Loop a rest....

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10 Reasons The G.O.P. Deserves The ‘Death Penalty’

When nothing short of the ultimate punishment will do......

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Political Culture: The GOP’s Identity Crisis

Can Romney ride the radical tigers?...

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Political Culture: A “Permanent Majority,” or Totalitarianism?

Wednesday's anti-democratic (and anti-Democratic) shenanigans in Wisconsin were just part of a GOP effort to destroy the Democrats' power...

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Political Culture: Absolutism Sucks! (Relatively Speaking)

Conservatives now claim the Constitution as their own -- yet couldn't bring themselves to read it in its entirety on the House floor. Jon...

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Political Culture: We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us

Can taking the vitriol down a notch really prevent another tragedy like Tucson? Jon Cummings explores the state of our discourse - and his...

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Political Culture: Everybody Into The Conflictinator!

Chastened by Jon Stewart, if not the midterm election results, Jon Cummings invites Popdose readers to Be Their Own Pundits and pontificate...

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Political Culture: Americans, Running Hot N Cold

Katy Perry's aborted Sesame Street appearance launched a short-lived kerfuffle, but offers a neat allegory for explaining the idiocy...

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Political Culture: All Politics Is Local (Unfortunately)

Americans' loathing for politicians has reached historic levels -- and as Jon Cummings discovered, a squalid local race in one California...

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Political Culture: The Boston Tea Party

Whether or not Democrats manage to salvage health care legislation, losing Ted Kennedy's seat is just desserts for their substantive and...

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Political Culture: A Liberal Reads Ayn Rand

Objectivism is back, baby! Don’t take my word for it – just check out this cover of the libertarian monthly Reason, which offers up a...

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Political Culture: The Healthcare Bill Stinks. Could You Please Pass It Already?

Ever since Al Franken parked his rear end in the Democrats’ 60th U.S. Senate seat, the conventional wisdom has held that no matter how...

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Political Culture: In Defense of … ACORN?

Glenn Beck scored another pelt for his demagoguery-fur coat this week, when Congress voted to cut all federal funding for the...

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Political Culture: How Specter Screwed the Democrats

The Republican Party’s annus became considerably more horribilis this week, with Arlen Specter switching parties, President Obama...

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Political Culture: I Have More Influence Than Rush Limbaugh

It’s been a giggle this week watching Democrats paint Rush Limbaugh as the “bloated, drug-addled” head of the...

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Political Culture: Bipartisanship — What Is It Good For?

As of last night, absolutely nothin’. (Legislatively speaking, at least.) But you gotta give Barack Obama points for trying....