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By any reasonable standard of what constitutes acceptable public discourse, Donald Trump's presidential campaign should have ended on Wednesday at about 10:50 p.m. That's when he set his extravagantly sprayed hair on fire by indulging in some truly dangerous myths about vaccines.
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It's not just Gail Collins of the New York Times who's noticed that Jeb Bush is making a mess on the campaign trail or whatever trail he's on. That's despite the fact he's always been considered competent (compared to his brother, of course).
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Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the JimmyWho or Bachmann of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United?

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Are House Republicans likely to actually vote to impeach Obama? No. But you know what? I don't care. Boehner is the one who started this game, the one who has sought time and again to present himself as standing up to the president. It's sweet justice to see Boehner's shenanigans redounding to the benefit of Obama.
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fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.
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It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equality so much.
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9. Become a supreme court justice. There was no law barring women from SCOTUS, but no president appointed a female justice
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The annoying thing about all of this, of course, is that there's something artificial about engaging with your opponent in
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Gail Collins says her fascination with Texas began when she heard Gov. Rick Perry deliver an Alamo-like speech at a 2009 Tea Party rally. "We didn't like oppression then; we don't like oppression now," he roared. The problem was, "this was a rally about the stimulus package."
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It was hilarious. "As far as Seamus the dog, look, all I would say is, the issues of character are important in this election
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She is only 24, but is right up there in the world of pop icon-hood, giving even the likes of Beyonce and Lady Gaga a run for their money.
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While the national media covered the Wisconsin recall election, very few outlets reported on the vast difference between funds raised. More often than not, money trumps everything in electoral outcomes and Wisconsin elections are no different.
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The photo-op with the dog makes perfect sense in the hurly-burly of American politics. American presidents tend to be elected on the likeability factor. The dog is the ultimate likeability accessory.
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Gail Collins calls Americans Elect "the worst idea." Gail is a terrific columnist, one of my favorites. But she's clearly terrified that President Obama will lose the election to Mitt Romney.
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BuzzFeed shows a Univision local reporter shooting a promo outside the White House about her exclusive interview with President Barack Obama when...
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2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate the serious and silly: Was Obama's "get-off-my-plane" presser against Iran 'bluster' effective? Does comedy of Maher/Stewart = Limbaugh's smears? And: is GOP race down to 'man-on-dog' vs. dog-on-car?
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Over at BuzzFeed, McKay Coppins rounds up a bunch of reactions to Gail Collins' most recent New York Times column, and how much people hate her for writing it. Why are they dogging out Collins?
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Collins' fascination with Seamus has not gone unnoticed by other members of the media. The Observer, The Atlantic and NPR
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Real progress will happen when grown-ups no longer choose to listen to grown men behaving like children, or defend grown men behaving like children on the grounds that it's "entertaining."
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In Gail Collins' column, the Romneys' dog-on-roof story surfaces every few days now, and it lost its startle effect ages ago.