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Celebrate the Fourth of July with our photo gallery of patriotic posters

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Happy Independence Day from your favorite political blog! To celebrate the 237th anniversary of the reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, we’d like to share a collection of patriotic posters spanning the centuries. [Read More]

Complete text of Supreme Court’s decision on California’s Proposition 8

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Here is the complete text of the Supreme Court opinions in the case of California’s Proposition 8, which sought to ban same-sex marriage. [Read More]
Categories: LGBT, LGBT issues

Complete text of Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Defense of Marriage Act

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Here is the complete text of the Supreme Court’s opinions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. [Read More]
Categories: LGBT

Supreme Court sidesteps affirmative action decision in Texas ruling, tells appeals court

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In a compromise decision that sidesteps the hot-button political issue of affirmative action in American education, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a federal appeals court was wrong to dismiss a case arguing that the University of Texas illegally discriminated against a white college student when it rejected her application for admission. In a   [Read More]
Categories: General

George W. Bush’s legacy by the numbers

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With the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas today, historians and political pundits are taking a second look at the 43rd president’s legacy. We’d like to offer you a dispassionate view of the Bush record, culled from objective data. Here’s a sampling: ECONOMIC GROWTH: GDP growth, adjusted for inflation, for each   [Read More]

George W. Bush’s top five successes — and failures

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To mark the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, we offer you a glimpse back at the greatest triumphs and mistakes of his years on the national stage. Here are our choices. Feel free to add your own by posting a comment. TOP SUCCESSES 1. There were no successful terrorist attacks   [Read More]
Categories: Bush family, White House

Is Obama’s popularity at a tipping point?

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Here’s a bit of political trivia from a proud history major: The first April of a second presidential term has proven to be a tipping point in the popularity of re-elected presidents. For George W. Bush and Richard M. Nixon, it was all downhill from there. For Bill Clinton (despite impeachment) and Ronald Reagan (despite   [Read More]
Categories: Bush family, Polls

Kamala Harris has competition

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We want to say this in a non-sexist way: Kamala Harris has competition. She has competition in the battle for smartest, toughest, fairest, most effective Attorney General in the USA. She also has competition in the “best looking” category that got President Obama in such hot water this week. This photo gallery doesn’t in any   [Read More]

The ten most popular political conspiracy theories (PHOTO GALLERY)

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Public Policy Polling likes to throw us a curve ball occasionally, with a survey that isn’t the usual Democrat vs. Republican election match-up. The newest is some offbeat polling on public opinion on various political conspiracy theories. Here are PPP’s top ten — and then a few that are way, way out there. 1. 51   [Read More]
Categories: Bush family

Ten ways you could feel Friday’s $85B federal budget cuts

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