John A. Farrell


University Study: Fox Viewers More Misinformed

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I have a warm spot in my heart for the University of Maryland. Though I didn't end up in College Park, they were nice enough to offer me admission when few other colleges (given my high school grades) were inclined to do so. The Terps saw something in me that others did not. They have now come ...

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Fox News
Democratic Party
energy policy and climate change
Republican Party
University of Maryland
health care reform
media

New Census Data Brings Good News for Democrats

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Today's U.S. Census Bureau report will confirm what average Americans have known, and political scientists have recognized, for decades: the Sun Belt states continue to gain population, members of Congress and votes in the Electoral College at the expense of their northern counterparts. The weather ...

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Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party
immigration reform
Census Bureau
politics
Hispanics
Hispanic voters

Tea Party Dupes, Healthcare Politics, and Glenn Beck

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Today’s news brings provocative commentaries on issues I have touched on in recent posts, like the Tea Party, the damage done by the demise of the union movement, healthcare reform, and Glenn Beck.

I pass them on for your consideration.

Two of the pieces are from the op-ed page of the

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Congress
Obama, Barack
unemployment
Republican Party
Democratic Party
health care reform
Bachmann, Michele
tea party
Beck, Glenn
deficit and national debt

GOP Abandons No Tax Hike Pledge

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December, 2010 may go down in history as the moment when both of America's great political parties blinked.

The great stare-down over taxes and spending began in the Reagan years, when conservatives ditched their long-time preference for balanced budgets and let loose a tide of red ink. It was more ...

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Why Is Charles Krauthammer Saying Obama Won?

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Charles Krauthammer is wickedly smart, wickedly conservative and, maybe, just plain wicked.

It is not beyond him to spread disinformation--to write a column that says one thing, when he really believes another, in order to spread chaos and confusion among his foes.

Remember Vizzini in The ...

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Democratic Party
Republican Party
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
taxes
federal taxes
politics
unemployment
deficit and national debt
Obama administration
MSNBC
Obama, Barack
economic stimulus
estate taxes

A Progressive Rebellion Could Help Obama in 2012

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There may be no more intellectually and morally skewed a political philosophy than: “The rich have the clout to demand more money; let’s give it to them.” Yet you have to hand it to American conservatives. They are far better than liberals at achieving their objectives.

Since so many more of us are ...

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TAGS:
2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Olbermann, Keith
O'Reilly, Bill
MSNBC
Fox News
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Waters, Maxine
Sanders, Bernie
taxes
federal taxes
unemployment

Democratic Liberals: Put Up a Fight or Stay Quiet

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It is put up or shut up time for Democratic liberals. If you don’t like the terms of the deal that Barack Obama has cut with congressional Republicans, by all means fight to kill it. Otherwise, shut up.

For there is another name for Obama’s compromise. This is a HUGE stimulus bill. Are the ...

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unemployment
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Kyl, Jon
McConnell, Mitch
2012 presidential election
Congress
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