Category Archives: Politics & Society

Paul Ryan is Romney’s Sarah Palin

Cross-posted at Huffington Post. Of all the obvious blunders Republican leaders didn’t want Mitt Romney to make, it was choosing a Sarah Palin as his candidate for vice president. The possibility scared even Dick Cheney. But that’s exactly what Romney … Continue reading

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Don’t vote for anyone who looks like he should be president

A great insight from Moneyball author Michael Lewis this morning on Fareed Zakaria¬†GPS: Maybe you don’t want to vote for the guy who looks like he should be president. Because the only reason he’s gotten as far as he’s gotten … Continue reading

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Prepare for Republican Dirty Tricks in the California Attorney General Squeaker

Written with Zach Friend for the Huffington Post. As we watch the final vote count in the oh-so-close contest between Steve Cooley and Kamala Harris, watch for a California replay of Bush-Gore 2000. Already, Cooley consultant Kevin Spillane has promised … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Tells the Story of How the Stimulus Worked (VIDEO)

Written for the Huffington Post. Hundreds of billions of dollars were spent, and millions of words were argued. And now a little ice cream shop in Santa Cruz, California has made it clear why the stimulus program was worth it. … Continue reading

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Why Karl Rove Wants to Buy the Race for California Attorney General

Written with Zach Friend for the Huffington Post. And now, the empire strikes back. So far, the story of the 2010 election has been dominated by the Tea Party and its imitation of the grassroots organizing techniques of Obama for … Continue reading

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What If Democrats Could Just Say What They Believe?

Written for the Huffington Post. Less than two years after Barack Obama ran a free master class in political communications, too many Democrats act like it never happened. Too many are back to parsing polls, searching for what they should … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Far Right: Their Real Opponent Is Reality

Written for the Huffington Post. When people on the far right say things that are obviously and outrageously false, liberals tend to conclude it’s because they’re either ignorant or dishonest. I think this is too easy — and not very … Continue reading

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The Meg Whitman Presidency

Written with Zach Friend for the Huffington Post. It would be easy for someone to think, as they are inundated with TV and radio ads, yard signs and precinct walkers, that Meg Whitman is actually running for California’s governorship. Such … Continue reading

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Will Democrats Lose Big in November? Only if They Choose to

Written with Zach Friend for the Huffington Post. No ballots have been cast for November’s election, but apparently the outcome has already been decided: it isn’t whether Democrats will lose seats, it’s how badly they will be creamed. The talking … Continue reading

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