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Josh Marshall: Progressive Queenmaker. (Who knew??)

Any TPM afficianadi also listeners to NPR will have noticed how Elizabeth Warren (dare I say, our own Elizabeth Warren is all over (including a spot on *Fresh Air!!I) Anyway, according to Prof. Warren, it all started with a phone...
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OBAMA 2016! Because the world needs a good president...

Ok, ok, I admit to residual giddyness attendant upon watching Prez announce the appointment of, inter alia a Nobel Laureate teammate. And even though there may be small-minded and carping cynics who smell a whiff of "today America, tomorrow...
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Why doesn't the UAW buy GM (market cap:$4B) with a loan from the pension fund (assets $104B)? Somebody, please help me....

Upon the temporary cessation of the vertigo induced by contemplating a world in which the whole damn company (factories, inventories, etc), is worth less than Avon Cosmetics, I wrestle with the following conundrum: Why doesn’t the UAW loan itself some...
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TPM cAFE:tHROTTLING DIALOG AT EVERY TURN...

Not content with transforming relatively functional (if admittedly slow)  forum interface into a lumbering travesty that makes it impossible even to track ones own posts back more than a few days, the stalwarts at TOM Central, apparently, have imposed a...
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The REALLY Great Escape, 2008 (Steve McQueen as Mullah Omar, James Garner as Baitullah Mehsud

Are you kidding me?  In this version of the movie (Oliver Stone, pick up the phone...) everyone gets clean away.Freedom's on th' march fer sure...What kind of government is susceptible to this sort of evidence of  open irrelevance?  Someone who...
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Let's raise the gas tax $2.00/gallon and pay directly to the wealthiest.

*"We are the laughing stock of Europe because we keep [gasoline] taxes so cheap," notes Matthew Simmons, chairman of a Houston-based investment bank for the energy industry, Simmons & Co. InternationalA modest proposal:Jumping off from a suggestion broached by (!)...
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Michael Corleone to Hyman Roth::"In MY HOME! In MY BEDROOM!...IN THE FUCKIN' GREEN ZONE!"

Am astonishing yawn has greeted the *first death of American soldiers by rocket fire in the Green Zone on Sunday.Not the insinuation into general commerce of a stealthy suicide bomber, not the furtive emplacement of a booby trap (IED), but...
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Roger Stone: Punk. Sets up prick prosecutor, makes cool blind brother Gov...

If we wanted any better proof that the great right wing conspiracy is a caravan of clowns, consider this:Assuming (<i>arguendo,/i>) the truth of the story crediting Republican bad boy Roger Stone with letting the dogs out, so to speak, and...
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OBAMA!! BECAUSE BRAINS MATTER

Geraldine Ferraro 's appreciation of Obama's DNA was merited, if misplaced:  Daddy was a Harvard PhD.(economics--yeah, it was news to ME too) and, of course, Editor in Chief, Harvard Law Review is a famous affirmative action slot... Which is offered in support of Michelle Obama's wry remark that the American people don't get a shot at president's...

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Jollyroger admits that he did work his way through stripper school as a lawyer, but since graduating he has rehabilitated himself, and profits no longer from the misfortune of his brothers, but from the lust of his sisters instead. He is currently on the 60 day DL (too fat); Until he is called back up to the show, he is temping as an inventor.

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