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GOP’s identity crisis

In a series of reversals on issues ranging from gay rights to immigration, Republicans have been implicitly admitting that their platform has been all but outdated and irrelevant for the better part of a decade…


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The Romney blame game

Mitt Romney seems to be resolute in his delusion about the election and why he really lost. This week during a conference call with some big-money supporters, he threw plenty of blame around, most of it…



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Romney’s great delusion

I’m with Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wonders how Romney or anyone in his campaign could have possibly been “shellshocked” by the loss on Election Day: I generally thought that the actual Republican numbers people, and certainly…


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Four more years

If Democrats had doubts about the outcome of the presidential race before Election Day or if the Republicans held any optimism that it would go in their man’s favor, both were about as deluded as…



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Romney pays 14.1 percent in taxes

Mitt Romney finally released his tax returns this week, along with other documents, to apparently address criticism that he was not being open about his prior financial affairs. The verdict? Nothing surprising. He paid $1.9…



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Romney’s atheist father-in-law

So, yeah, Ann Romney’s family posthumously baptized her atheist father, Edward Roderick Davies, into the church with the understanding that his “soul” had the option of accepting or rejecting the “offer” of salvation. If there were…


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GOP convention: 1600 edition

From The Borowitz Report: Republicans Move Convention to Seventeenth Century TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)—With the threat of Hurricane Isaac hitting Florida next week, the Republican National Committee took the extraordinary step today of moving their…