Monthly Archives: July 2012

Syria’s WMD Bluster: We’ve Heard It Before

Syria delivers a threat: Syrian officials warned Monday that they would deploy chemical weapons against any foreign intervention, a threat that appeared intended to ward off an attack by Western nations while also offering what officials in Washington called the … Continue reading

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Is Romney’s Campaign Buying Twitter Followers?

After gaining about 3,000 new follows a day to his Twitter account, since yesterday Mitt Romney has inexplicably gained approximately 100,000 new follows. The Romney campaign denies it is doing as Newt Gingrich did before, and buying new follows (which … Continue reading

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Jack Ryan. John Edwards. Mitt Romney?

****UPDATED BELOW**** Mitt Romney is getting politically bludgeoned over not releasing his tax records. There’s no rational reason for him to let the Obama campaign continue to destroy him over his taxes, so whatever he’s concealing must be terribly damaging, … Continue reading

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Early VP Announcement Might Cost Romney More Than He Would Gain

First Read points out that if Romney announced his VP pick this week it was be far earlier than any previous candidate has done: While we’re bracing for Mitt Romney to make his VP pick as soon as this week, … Continue reading

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Woody Guthrie on Voter Suppression

Tomorrow is Bastille Day, when the French commemorate the start of the first French Revolution, which overthrew the monarchy and aristocracy and unleashed the then revolutionary the ideas, later enshrined as the French national motto, of liberté, égalité, fraternité. The French … Continue reading

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Why Romney Would Want a Negative Reaction from the NAACP

You probably know the basic details. Yesterday Mitt Romney went to the national convention of the NAACP in Houston and managed to get booed while giving a speech that Michael Tomasky said…well, here’s what Tomasky wrote about it: Until yesterday, … Continue reading

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Why Did the Jewish Vote Go From Strongly Democratic to Almost Entirely Democratic?

About every six months, for many years, Republicans would make a big deal claiming they were competing seriously for the black vote. The point wasn’t that they were, in fact, sincerely appealing to black voters. Rather, it was to assuage … Continue reading

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