Stories by Steve Benen

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.