You Won’t Believe Who Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital is Supporting for President

Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Mitt Romney founded, is throwing a big election fundraiser in February. You will not believe who it is for.

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Will 2016 Mark the Death of Two-Party Politics?

Yay! After much searching, I finally stumbled on a reason for rejoicing in the 2016 election—it might mark the death of two-party politics. Most of us thought we would never see this day. We thought upending the two-party system would take a charismatic third-party candidate with cross-over appeal to sweep the middle voters off their […]

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Ben Carson and Donald Trump: The Accidental Bully and the Oscar Wilde Gentleman

The GOP has a reputation for being filled with a bunch of great big old meanies. In the past few days, Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been both accidentally and intentionally feeding that reputation. Let’s begin with poor Ben Carson who, in an apparent attempt to create rapport with a group of fifth-graders, encouraged them […]

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Are Americans Too Stupid for Democracy to Work?

A new study out of Cornell University indicates that Americans are too stupid for democracy to work: The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people’s ideas. For example, if people lack expertise […]

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