The Republican Base Doesn’t Want Taxes to be Increased

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 1:05 pm

While the bulk of the electorate thinks we should increase taxes on the rich, the Republican base is firmly against the idea. According to a new CNN poll, 56 percent of American adults think taxes on the rich should be kept high to pay for government programs. Among Republicans, though, 64 percent think taxes on the rich should be kept low to encourage investment.


Romney’s Lack of Convention Bounce Indicates His Message Just Isn’t Connecting

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 8:04 am

The “convention bounce” factor indicates that the current Obama messaging can work if people hear it while the current Romney messaging doesn’t seem to connect. This should cause Republicans to seriously examine how they are running this campaign. Even a big cash advantage won’t make a difference if it is being used to promote a message that doesn’t work.

DADT: Change Shouldn’t Have Been This Hard

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 1:15 pm

It is with great joy that I note the Senate passage and today’s signing by President Obama of a bill that should lead to the eventual repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” The policy was pure discrimination, and has no place in a fair and equal society. But the events of the last few days would not have happened without the past two years of tireless advocacy from the grassroots. It was some of best, unrelenting political activism in recent times, for which many deserve credit.

That said, change shouldn’t be this hard.

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