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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...
  • It's Official

    The Congressional Budget Office, Congress's official 'scoring' body, has produced a report on Obamacare repeal and says it will result in 32 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026. 32...
  • Historically Unpopular

    Two new polls are out this morning - from ABC/WaPo and CNN/ORC. Both have Donald Trump with an approval rating of 40% on the eve of his inauguration. This is between 20 and 44 points behind other pres...
  • The Case for Not Being Crybabies

    Last week I watched a conversation on MSNBC in which the anchor asked a guest whether it wasn't a problem that Buzzfeed had published the Trump 'dossier' because this would now give Trump some credibi...
  • Trump's (and Putin's) Plan to Dissolve the EU and NATO.

    Most people in this country, certainly most members of the political class and especially its expression in Washington, don't realize what Donald Trump is trying to do in Europe and Russia. Back in De...
  • Mafia Warnings

    Priebus warns ethics office director to "be careful" about criticizing Trump's conflicts of interest.
  • 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...
  • Obama the Sphinx

    President Obama officially launched his push for peace in the Middle East yesterday, sending his new envoy George Mitchell to the region and declaring his desire for genuine progress -- "not just phot...
  • Is Reaching Out Futile?

    In his first weekly address from the White House, President Obama on Saturday described his proposed $820 billion economic stimulus plan in more detail and appealed for public support.
  • Return to the Moral High Ground

    All it took, at long last, was a few strokes of a pen.
  • 'A Pretty Good Place to Start'

    President Obama often spoke during the campaign about a new kind of politics. He promised a common-sense way of running the country that defied left-right stereotypes.
  • Picking Up the Pieces

    What a difference a day makes.

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