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Joe Conason: Draining the Congressional Swamp

While the post-election shoving and shuffling on Capitol Hill sounds dull, parochial and petty to the rest of the world, the choices that politicians make among themselves can be telling.

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Molly Ivins: Farewell, Rummy

There’s been so much in print about how Daddy 41’s people are back in the saddle, I was terrified when I saw a photo of Dan Quayle among the pack.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE

Ellen Goodman: The Poster Boy of Self-Hate

Though Ted Haggard and others find the “sin” of homosexuality repulsive, Americans are slowly becoming more tolerant of themselves and each other.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE

Marie Cocco: A Prescription for Congress

The Medicare prescription drug program is the single totem that best represents the ugly excesses of the now-defeated Republican-controlled Congress.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE

Sicko of the Week: O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

Truthdig is sickened by the former football star and actor, whose new book has a working title of “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.” For shame, O.J.: If you’re innocent, that title constitutes the apotheosis of poor taste. And if you’re guilty, it shows unbridled malice.

Posted on Nov 15, 2006 READ MORE

Robert Scheer: Murtha’s No Lefty, But He’s Right

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If they know what’s good for them, the Democrats will heed the call of the voters on Thursday and elect Iraq war critic John Murtha as their leader in the House.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE

Barry Golson: Stop U.S.-Canada Immigration Now!

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The editor of ForbesTraveler.com pens a satirical take on U.S.-Mexico border relations, envisioning a scenario in which “Minute Mounties” protect the Canadian border from Americans desperate to fill jobs that our neighbors to the north are too rich to perform.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Now They’re All for Bipartisanship

Having watched election coverage nonstop all week, I sometimes wake up screaming, “Bipartisanship!” and scare myself.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE

Marie Cocco: Women Rock the Vote

The media have largely ignored the role women played in swinging the election, as well as the unprecedented power they’ll now wield in Congress.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE

Jabari Asim: The Rise of the Black Republican

Maryland’s African-American voters had to make a difficult decision on Nov. 7—whether to send Michael Steele, a black Republican, to the Senate, or instead back a party some feel takes them for granted.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE

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