Category Archives: Liberalism

Liberals should stop and frisk Bill de Blasio

Over at The Nation, a debate is raging over whether students at Brown University acted inappropriately when they shouted down New York police chief Ray Kelly, preventing him from delivering an undoubtedly dull lecture about the power and glory of … Continue reading

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Syria is not Iraq (and apples are not oranges)

Like other Democratic consultants with careers to keep in mind, Robert Creamer, husband of liberal Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, is currently busy reassuring progressives that Barack Obama’s desired attack on Syria will be “completely different” from the shock and awe … Continue reading

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A government big enough to stop Big Pharma…

“I want our government to be big enough so that it can successfully stop Big Pharma from selling us drugs at five times the price as other countries,” writes liberal commentator Thom Hartmann. While I’m no fan of removing state … Continue reading

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I came across this quote today from Josh Marshall, editor of the liberal Talking Points Memo, while doing some research for a column. It’s a good one. “Basically everything Barack Obama has done since coming into office has been to … Continue reading

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The liberal presidency

Go read my latest piece over at Al Jazeera, where I argue that his progressive fans are right: Barack Obama really is a liberal.

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Yes, but what about Mitt Romney?

I guess my biggest problem with liberal pundits these days is their single-minded, almost religious focus on the issues that matter — to the exclusion of almost everything else. Wherever you turn, it’s always systemic injustice this or bipartisan embrace of … Continue reading

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Rules for reformists

With the 2012 U.S. presidential election coming up, here are some helpful rules for discussion that I have gleaned from liberals online: Don’t criticize Barack Obama over anything that’s happening in America, because it turns out all real domestic power … Continue reading

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