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Steve Benen is a freelance writer and editor of The Carpetbagger Report.
Victory for Internet Freedom: Obama Announces Opposition to SOPA, Congress Shelves Bill
Posted on: Jan 15, 2012, Source: Washington Monthly
The Protect IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act have generated intense opposition because of their crackdown on Internet freedom--and that opposition just won big.
GOP Presidential Candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann Mad That Poor People Don't Pay More Taxes
Posted on: Aug 14, 2011, Source: Washington Monthly
Far-right Republicans are annoyed that many Americans don’t make enough money to be eligible to pay income taxes.
Republican Pollster: GOP Is Jumping Off a Cliff, Chased By Tea Party "Tiger"
Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: Washington Monthly
Most Americans -- including independents -- don't want spending cuts. The GOP's agenda is appealing to its far-right base, not the American mainstream.
A Radicalized GOP Might Take Over Our Government: Do Voters Realize What's at Stake?
Posted on: Jul 4, 2010, Source: Washington Monthly
The Democratic rank-and-file seems to have no idea how devastating the mid-term elections might be.
Swing and Miss: McCain's Pinata Politics
Posted on: Aug 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet
In recent weeks, McCain has been acting less like a presidential hopeful and more like a child swinging a bat, hoping to win an undeserved prize.
John McCain -- 61 Flip-Flops and Counting
Posted on: Jul 9, 2008, Source: The Carpetbagger Report
McCain argues that flip-flops are an example of a political leader who can't be trusted -- so he might as well drop out of the race.
Is President Bush Learning?
Posted on: Aug 29, 2006, Source: The American Prospect
The new push to present the President as a bookworm is as desperate as it is dubious.
Adulterers in Chief
Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: Washington Monthly
The GOP's top three contenders for the 2008 race are the most maritally challenged crop of presidential hopefuls in American political history.
A Credibility 'Gap'
Posted on: Feb 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Bush critics worry that the White House may have deleted Plame-related emails during a 12-hour head start in the CIA leak probe. The delay is worse than they think.
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