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How Can Lanny Davis Look at Himself in the Mirror?

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I’ve come to realize over the years that in the world of politics, there will always be a steady supply of partisan hacks ready and willing to throw themselves on the proverbial sword for the party and the candidates they support. I’m not talking about ideologues who are reflexively defensive of their beliefs, or even…

Why the Small Stuff Will Matter With Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker has been getting a lot of attention lately. Much of it has been good, including his rising popularity in national polls, a close second-place finish in the CPAC straw poll last weekend, and taking first place in a recent Quinnipiac poll of Iowa caucus-goers. Some of the attention hasn’t…

Rudy Giuliani Throws GOP Into Tailspin; So Says Media

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When former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani told a crowd earlier this week that he doesn’t believe President Obama loves the United States, the media response was strong. It was also warranted. Giuliani, after all, is a notable national figure. Though he’s retired from public service, he remains a distinguished presence and…

Imagine if ‘Frisky’ Joe Biden Were a Republican

Frisky Joe Biden

It’s nothing new that Democratic politicians don’t face the same level of media scrutiny as their Republican counterparts. There’s been a clear double standard for decades when it comes to covering the actions and behaviors of the political right vs the political left. Sometimes that double standard is fairly subtle, like when Republican candidates are…

Jon Stewart’s Legacy is Comedy, Not Truth

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A little over 20 years ago, a much younger John Daly who had few responsibilities, a 32-inch waist, and a full head of hair used to return to his college dorm room after a long day of classes and routinely flip on some mindless television to unwind. MTV was typically the channel of choice. It…