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Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs

Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs

Sports radio guy and notorious pants salesman DAMON AMENDOLARA breaks it down: RICK PERRY is the Houston Texans: meaning he has no chance. NEWT GINGRICH?...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 11, 2012
Top 20 Memes: 2011

Top 20 memes of 2011

An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes.
An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011

QUIZ: Candidate or Criminal?

Of the 16 passages printed below, half were written or spoken by a 2012 Republican candidate for president. The other half were written by incarcerated criminals. Can you tell the difference?
Telling politicians from those in the pen isn't easy — just take their words for it
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 23, 2011

The Asian Dubya

Well, you can bet they're sleeping with one eye open in South Korea these days, now that the recently deceased porn fan and Oriental Fatty Arbuckle impersonator Kim Jong Il appears to have passed his role as Great Oppressor to the Great Successor, his so
Let’s hear it for the boy; Gina hits Fountain Street; hometown rockers
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 23, 2011
Interview with Werner Herzog

Interview with Werner Herzog

 Last Saturday I conducted a phone interview with Werner Herzog, who was in San Francisco promoting his new film "Into the Abyss." He seemed in...
By Peter Keough  |  November 08, 2011

10 Weeks To Manchester

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner made it official this morning, setting the state's Presidential primary for January 10. That's one week after the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 02, 2011

Romney Pounds The Aliens

Mitt Romney really cares a lot about illegal immigrants, when it gives him an opening against his chief political rival. He's pounding away at the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 10, 2011

Romney And The Gay-Tolerant GOP

There weren't a whole lot of big-money institutional Republican types disappointed by Sarah Palin's announcement that she will not seek the Presidency in 2012. But...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 06, 2011
The Lion King and the Elephant Man

The Lion King and the Elephant Man

 Why "The Lion King?" Why now? Seventeen years after the film entered the ranks of Disney animated classics, its 3D re-release last weekend shot to...
By Peter Keough  |  September 22, 2011

Perry-Romney, Mayweather-Ortiz

I did not actually see the Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz fight Saturday, but I know a good political metaphor. According to reports, Mayweather was leading the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 19, 2011

Romney-Perry II

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry have something in common as campaigners: they are both much better on offense than defense. Perry, as both New Guy...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 13, 2011

Romney-Perry I

As I always say, to judge a candidate's performance you need to consider what they were trying to accomplish. Tonight was the start of what...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 07, 2011
romney best week ever 4

Mitt's best week ever

The quadrennial farce known as the Ames Straw Poll has once again made its mark on the race for the Republican presidential nomination — by rewarding the candidate smart enough to avoid it.
Romney's presidential quest is looking better than ever - no thanks to his own campaign
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 19, 2011

'All hat, no cattle'

And so it came to pass, another God-fearing right-wing nut has joined the field competing for the Republican nomination to run against President Barack Obama next year.  
Rick Perry’s candidacy. Plus, news from Iraq and Pakistan, and the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 19, 2011

Anyone but Mitt

Political leaders don't always rally around the front-runner for their party's presidential nomination, but they normally at least offer deference and respect. That doesn't, however, seem to be the case with Mitt Romney.
Romney vs. the GOP
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 27, 2011

The GOP's top dog? It's T-Paw, not Mitt.

Whatever the reason, the field of Republican presidential candidates is failing to form, just a year away now Iowa and New Hampshire voting in the nation's first presidential caucus and primary.
Pawlenty tops our list
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 04, 2011


Strange bedfellows: The right and left team up on criminal-justice reform

The practical result of the new spirit of political civility is still an open question, but there is one area where small-government conservatives and do-gooder liberals might really be moving toward significant policy agreement, compromise, and action:
Away from the spotlight, criminal-justice-reform advocates are making progress - with the help of their new friends, the conservatives
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 28, 2011

Make-believe Main Street

WaterFire, bocce, oh my!
Lifestyle centers create public squares in private places. Can a nation undone by sprawl be saved by the Mall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 06, 2009
Fuck nonpartisanship: It's politics as usual at RNC while Gustav rages

Fuck nonpartisanship: It's politics as usual at RNC while Gustav rages

    ST. PAUL--The directive John McCain gave to the RNC yesterday was pretty clear: It's time to take off your Republican hats and put on...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 01, 2008