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PostPartisan: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

A Remarkable Life Ends

I was lucky enough to meet Budd Schulberg, the legendary novelist and screenwriter responsible for “On the Waterfront,” “What Makes Sammy Run?” and other classics, who died this week at 95. It happened at the 2003 Telluride Film Festival....

By Charles Lane  | August 7, 2009; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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How Bills Get So Bad

The next time you wonder why Congress seems incapable of producing clean, clear policy -- without built-in inefficiencies, subsides and the myriad other ways its members devise to deliver legislative payoffs -- consider the drubbing Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)...

By Stephen Stromberg  | August 5, 2009; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A Latino Backlash Against Sotomayor's Critics?

By Eva Rodriguez We’re not that stupid. Really. At least most of us aren’t. The full Senate on Tuesday began debating the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and much is being made of possible Hispanic backlash against Republican...

By Eva Rodriguez  | August 5, 2009; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
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Keep Your Tweets To Yourself, Senator

By Alexandra Petri For once, Sarah Palin is right. Her mysterious silence on Twitter has some commentators all aflutter. But it turns out that Americans don't need or expect our politicians to be tweeting at us 24/7. In fact, 7...

By Alexandra Petri  | August 4, 2009; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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How Obama Might Lose on Health-Care Reform

Conventional wisdom holds that, whatever the obstacles President Obama’s health care plans face now, Congress will surely manage to pass something before the end of 2009. After all, Obama has staked his political future, and that of his party,...

By Charles Lane  | August 4, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Where's the Fearmongering?

The Obama administration is considering moving dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a single, high-security facility in the United States. And though that news would seem an easy way for Republican lawmakers to rile up their districts while they're...

By Stephen Stromberg  | August 3, 2009; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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