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Luckovich: Law of the Land

Luckovich: Money Talks

Luckovich: It's a lock

This is what 'bipartisanship' will look like if the Republicans take control of the Senate

Luckovich: Gobble, Gobble: Proof Campaign Ads Work

Will the Republicans' deliberate obstruction win them control of Congress?

We read the American people are tired of Congress not getting anything done. Will they unwittingly go to the polls and put the people who have caused all the obstruction in charge?

Will the plan hatched by the Republicans the night Barack Obama was sworn into office finally succeed?

Or, will the American people figure out their duplicitous game?

We will soon see.

Luckovich: Rock the Vote

Tampa Bay Buzz: Bill Clinton featured in new Charlie Crist TV ad

Bill Clinton featured in new Charlie Crist TV ad
Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:50am

Bill Clinton stars in the newest statewide ad campaign for Charlie Crist.


Tom Toles: The real voter fraud

The New Yorker: The Wisdom of the Crowd

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
The Wisdom of the Crowd


“Don’t follow leaders,” the bard of Hibbing once advised. “Watch the parking meters,” he added—whatever that meant.

At Sunday’s vast and beautiful climate march, on Central Park West somewhere in the Sixties, I ran into Bill McKibben, a longtime acquaintance (he got his start as a New Yorker writer back in the nineteen-eighties). He was strolling at the edge of the crowd, unmolested, with his wife and colleague, Sue Halpern. We had a brief conversation about how the march was going (very well indeed), then he and Halpern strolled on—again unmolested, and mostly unrecognized.

If anyone can be called a leader, even the leader, of the People’s Climate March (and of the movement it represents, for that matter), McKibben’s the one. He dreamed the march up in the first place; he is its intellectual father, he wrote its manifesto, and he was its principal organizer. He is at once its Thomas Paine and its Bayard Rustin. Yet there he was, taking a walk down Central Park West like everybody else.

This was remarkable, and it was emblematic of what made this march feel different from other big marches I’ve been on for other big causes—for civil rights, against wars in Vietnam and Iraq, for nuclear disarmament, against nuclear power, for or against what have you. At those marches, most of them, leaders were a big deal, a major drawing card. The V.I.P.s spent most of their time in special tents to which admission required special credentials, and when they ventured out they were generally accompanied by phalanxes of aides and hangers-on. Not this time. There was a smattering of relevant celebrities, to be sure—the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Mayor of New York, Al Gore—but as far as I know there were no special tents, no special credentials, and no phalanxes.


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