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Roger Rivard (Credit: rivardforassembly.com)

Opinion: Rivard Yet Another Republican To Devalue Women

“Some girls rape easy.” Those are the shocking words of Roger Rivard, a Republican state representative in Wisconsin previously endorsed by Paul Ryan.

10/11/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Mitt Romney Lie-O-Rama Tour Continues

Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.

10/10/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Does Mitt Romney Have An October Surprise For The Debate?

Is Mitt Romney planning an October surprise of sorts for tonight? Has he been saving big policy announcements and details for the debate?

10/03/2012

Washington, DC (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.

10/01/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

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Reality Check: Americans For Prosperity Health Care Ad

Americans for Prosperity says WCCO-TV was wrong to characterize the group’s ad as “based on a false premise: that the new healthcare law creates a government-run system.”

09/12/2012

Romney endorser Ted Nugent (Photo by Michael Stravato/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Stoke Racial Resentment And Divide The Country

Mitt Romney seems to be drinking the same Kool-Aid as some of his nuttiest supporters. Mitt Romney is silent… and occasionally joins in as his endorsers make increasingly outrageous statements against the president.

09/10/2012

Clint Eastwood (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Clint Eastwood Made My Day

Last night, Clint Eastwood produced the most bizarre and uncomfortable moments in modern convention history. If Mitt Romney cannot get his campaign right. If he cannot even get the things that he can control right, how can he make the case that he can run the country?

08/31/2012

Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan And His Little White Lies

While Paul Ryan is entitled to his own opinions, he is not entitled to his own facts. He lied to America about Medicare. He lied to America about the debt commission. He really lied to America about the stimulus and America’s debt rating.

08/30/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ron Paul’s Legacy Deserves Better Than ‘2012 Spoiler’

Ron Paul’s impact on the future of America and how the nation remembers his involvement with the GOP presidential campaign process of 2012 is his and his alone. By saying that he cannot fully support the Republican Party’s choice and raising the discontentment of his supporters, he is on the verge of being best remembered as the presidential election spoiler – or attempted spoiler – of 2012.

08/28/2012

Barack Obama speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Campaign Speech ‘Press Conference’ In The White House

The White House Press Corps members finally got the White House Press Conference they’ve been shouting for. And they only have themselves to blame for letting Obama turn much of it into a campaign speech by the questions they did and didn’t ask.

08/21/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

If you know you’re not going to blindly support the “left” in this coming election, see the movie ‘2016: Obama’s America’. But, fair warning, it’s disturbing – and quite frightening – to say the least.

08/17/2012

Paul Ryan (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012

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Longtime GOP Lawmaker Knocked Out In Minn. Primary

Minnesota’s current longest-serving House Republican lost to a tea party challenger in Tuesday’s primary as voters in 44 legislative primaries picked candidates for a big November fight to control the Minnesota Legislature. But a GOP Senate leader easily turned back a conservative primary foe.

08/14/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan Pick

After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.

08/13/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Excellent Choice: Paul Ryan

Romney wisely went with a safe and sure bet because Paul Ryan is a strong, conservative-approved candidate whose image is as clean as Romney’s.

08/13/2012

Mitt Romney accepting Donald Trump's endorsement (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.

08/08/2012

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood Concerns In Obama Administration Shouldn’t Be Silenced

Don’t drop last week’s controversial headlines regarding U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other GOP House members who said that President Barack Obama’s administration has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood so fast.

07/30/2012

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (credit: www.repturzai.com)

Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.

07/26/2012

President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Health Care for America Act (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Greatest Tax Ever?

My insurance company spent too little on actual health care delivery so my family is getting a refund. If Obamacare is a tax, it’s the greatest tax ever.

07/23/2012

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