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Not-quite-great expectations

Now that he’s shown he can compromise, Obama needs to be tough on passing American Jobs Act

Categories: Democracy 101 , Headlines Author: Barry Gordon Date: 09/15/2011
Win-Win, GOP style

Republicans will keep winning until Democrats — including Obama — learn how to play the game

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 07/21/2011
The sainthood standard

Why we shouldn’t be all that concerned about Weiner’s sexual shenanigans

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 06/30/2011
Republicans can't blush

Some politicians need to learn that flip-flopping may lead to serious injury

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 06/02/2011
American Idiocy

Contrary to popular belief, millions of Americans can be wrong, and often are

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 04/07/2011
The FOX factor

Can watching Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck actually make you stupid?

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 03/17/2011
The still- silent majority

There’s little incentive for the minority to do anything but obstruct and delay in the politically polarized US Senate

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 02/10/2011
When rights go wrong

Free speech may not have played a role in the Tucson shooting, but the Second Amendment sure did

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 01/27/2011
Do something!

…But exactly what isn’t known in a country where boldness and bipartisanship are most often incompatible

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 01/06/2011
Is anybody listening?

Conservatives may be high on many things, but dialogue and compromise are not among them

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 07/15/2010
Votopia

Voters passed potentially risky open primaries but defeated the one measure that would have a positive impact on our political system

Categories: Democracy 101 Author: Barry Gordon Date: 06/17/2010