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  • It Is Accomplished

    As Gandhi never quite said, First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win. I remember one of the first TV debates I had on the then-strange question of civil marria...
  • The Years Of Writing Dangerously

    Thirteen years ago, as I was starting to experiment with this blogging thing, I wrote the following: [T]he speed with which an idea in your head reaches thousands of other people’s eyes has anot...
  • The Miracle Of Francis

    One sub-theme of the Dish has long been my passionate, tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. This decade and a half exposed the unspeakable child abuse epidemic in the church, leaving me utt...
  • A Note To Our Readers, Ctd

    One of countless readers asks: OK, no more begging for site to continue, EXCEPT can you please leave the site up for those of us who want to go back to read past weekend posts? These don’t have an e...
  • As The World Turns

    Yesterday, this news broke: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to offer his hopes for litigation seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples before the U.S. Supreme Court, but said he...
  • The Trumpian Song of Sexual Violence

    As I mentioned yesterday, the three big networks and in fact the major national dailies continue to blast out Donald Trump's charges that Hillary Clinton's husband raped or assaulted other women. And...
  • Who Was Vince Foster?

    For those too young to remember, "Vince Foster" was Vince Foster, a close friend of the Clintons and law partner with Hillary Clinton who came to Washington with the First Couple to work in the White...
  • The Great White Hope

    We sent TPM's Allegra Kirkland to Tennessee to cover a national conference of White Nationalists. She found that they're united and excited in support of Donald Trump. "I've never felt this sense of...
  • That's It

    I'm cashing out my position on the Terry/Veep betting contract.
  • When Civilizations Collapse

    We're in the thick of election coverage and on the publishing side of the organization planning coverage for the remainder of 2016 and beyond. But I wanted to take a moment to let you know about anoth...
  • Obama campaign head gets big book deal

    David Plouffe has agreed to a seven-figure deal to write a book about last year's presidential election. “The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory” will...
  • Officials turn down Franken request

    Democrat Al Franken is asking the Minnesota governor and secretary of state to issue an election certificate that would let him take office in the Senate.
  • Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    The Ohio man who became a household name during the presidential campaign says he is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site pjtv.com.
  • Franken lead at 49 with absentees left to count

    Democratic candidate Al Franken now holds a 49- vote lead over Republican Sen. Norm Coleman with almost all of the counting in Minnesota's Senate race done.
  • Minn. Senate winner won't be known in 2008

    With the state Canvassing Board ready to award the last pile of votes in Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount, Democrat Al Franken clung to a narrow lead over Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. The final c...

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