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  • Tea party attempting to remake itself

    The tea party, facing lagging interest, is searching for a path to renewed relevance. Gone are the annual April 15 mass rallies protesting taxes and government spending. New leaders are changing priorities in Broward and Palm Beach county chapters....
  • Rosenthal: Food fights that can color an entire industry

    Rosenthal: Food fights that can color an entire industry
    Kraft Foods Group, you may have heard, is engaged in a dust-up with more than 275,000 online petitioners unconvinced by the food giant's assertion that dyes used to produce the distinctive orange hue in one version of its Macaroni & Cheese pose no...
  • Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'

    Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'
    Michele Bachmann goes after not only Democrats but also fellow Republicans in her new book, accusing former President George W. Bush and her GOP colleagues in Congress of failing to stay true to conservative, free-market principles when they supported the...
  • Occupy Wall Street

     
    As of this writing (October 12, 2011), it has been 26 days since the Occupy Wall Street movement has been going on. A while back, I wrote a blog about campaign finance reform and the proliferation of money in politics. At the time, I talked about money...
  • Tea party group to Bachmann: Quit the presidential race

    Tea party group to Bachmann: Quit the presidential race
    A tea party group has a surprising and harsh urging for long-time tea party favorite Michele Bachmann: Quit the presidential race. "It's time for Michelle [sic] Bachmann to go," reads the first line of a statement from American Majority President Ned...
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' uses the street as a stage

    "We are the 99 percent." This is the one belief all protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park have in common, according to OccupyWallSt.org. Although they claim to be using Arab Spring tactics, they are actually continuing a practice that emerged in Great...
  • Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase

    Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase
    How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment? One clue is when the protesters are casually dismissed as hippies or rabble, or their principles redefined as class envy or as (that all-purpose insult) "un-...
  • For Gays In Harlem, Change But Not Enough

    For Gays In Harlem, Change But Not Enough
    Richard Ruperto walked into a record store in Harlem with a friend to buy CDs. As the two teens spoke, a man intruded on their conversation. “Put some base into your voice, you fag,” he said. Afraid, the boys bolted out of the store, leaving...
  • Roanoke College poll: Allen leads Kaine in U.S. Senate race

    Roanoke College poll: Allen leads Kaine in U.S. Senate race
    According to a Roanoke College poll, Republican George Allen has an eight-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine in a potential matchup for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia. The poll found that Allen leads 45% to 37%. “The likely Allen/Kaine race...
  • On Faith: Come out, come out

    "Coming out" as an atheist can be a risky proposition. Friends might be confused about why you don't believe in a deity. You might even lose some. I know because I have. But were they friends to begin with if they rejected who you really are? Maybe...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: What Did Occupy New Haven Protesters Accomplish, If Anything?

    The following is an abridged version of a discussion on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Ed Page: City officials finally won their battle to clear the green of Occupy New Haven. The occupiers say the 99% has just begun to fight: Brave...