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PostPartisan: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Why we need a manual on mental disorders

By Katrina vanden Heuvel Few books command the biblical respect and status of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and this “objective” authority on the most subjective branch of medicine, last revised in 1994, is...

By Katrina vanden Heuvel  | February 12, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Hey, Congress: don't ask, do!

Now, where was I? Right. Congressional lameness. This came to mind when I read Politico's story about how folks on Capitol hill "are growing increasingly worried over the lack of a detailed White House road map for passing a...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 12, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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The way things were

I was gearing up for a rant this morning against Congress when I decided to check out the 1975 School House Rock episode on how a bill becomes a law. Wow, were we innocent then. Try not to laugh...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 12, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In Iran, repression to mark a revolution

Perhaps the Iranian regime will call it a victory that opposition protests planned for today were suppressed. But what a way for the regime to celebrate the anniversary of the Islamic revolution against the Shah’s oppression! By threatening protestors...

By David Ignatius  | February 11, 2010; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Defending Fenty on snow plowing

Perhaps the best thing to happen to D.C.’s increasingly beleaguered mayor, Adrian M. Fenty, is that he got picked on by MSNBC host Chris Matthews. Matthews’s broadside about Fenty’s response to this week’s record snowstorms was so ridiculous it...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | February 11, 2010; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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'The lady is good' but Sarah Palin isn't ready to be president

When it comes to Sarah Palin's political style, David Broder and I agree. "The lady is good," as Broder writes today. But what of her political substance? He doesn't go anywhere near it. Probably because, with very few exceptions,...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 11, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
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All hail the SUV

Hail to the Road Hogs -- those gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs that greenies so love to hate. I don't own one, but after having lived through the D.C. Blizzard of 2010, I wish I did. I drive a station...

By Eva Rodriguez  | February 11, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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This is worse than simple climate change denial

Cable news lit up this week with conservative commentators either stupidly or disingenuously arguing that all the snow in Washington shows that global warming isn't real. These claims are the equivalent of denying evolution because your friend's baby wasn't...

By Stephen Stromberg  | February 11, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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I'm snow over this

All right, commenters. Get ready to clickety-clack a conniption. This "idiot" "arrogant New Yorker" who should "go back to NYC" is high-fiving Chris Matthews for his haranguing of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's response to the double whammy of snow...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 11, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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'The American president for everyone'

NAACP President Ben Jealous, National Urban League President Marc Morial and the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network didn't let a blizzard stop them from making an Oval Office meeting with President Obama. They went in...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 11, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Michelle Obama takes on childhood obesity

By Katrina vanden Heuvel I don’t like being outdoors, Smithers. For one thing, there are too many fat children. -- Mr. Burns, “The Simpsons,” 1996 Famously, Henry Ford wanted his cars priced inexpensively enough so that his assembly line laborers...

By Katrina vanden Heuvel  | February 10, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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I just don't see 'How Palin Could Win'

Sarah Palin's raw talent is not unappreciated by me. What I don't get, however, is this undying belief that she could become president of the United States. The latest comes from Matt Lattimer at the Daily Beast. I won't...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 10, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
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Colby King's horrifying winter experience

You have to know the grand island bridge to truly appreciate the horror of Colby King's experience. I had to drive it every weekend when I worked in Niagara Falls, and the terror of those winds in winter simply...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | February 10, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Armao need not apologize about the snow

Jo-Ann Armao need not be the least apologetic for poking fun at us as we weep and wail over the snow we've been getting. She's from Buffalo, and she knows snow. I, too, lived on the Niagara Frontier for...

By Colbert King  | February 10, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Okay, maybe Washington is experiencing a blizzard

You would think after living all those years in Albany and Buffalo, I would know better than to taunt the weather gods. Which, of course, is exactly what I did with my observation that the Washington region’s weekend snowstorm,...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | February 10, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Should curbing emissions really be about green jobs?

American University is out with a study showing that the $2 billion of stimulus money that has gone to promoting American wind power has mostly found its way to overseas wind turbine makers. Cue the typical protectionist outrage about...

By Stephen Stromberg  | February 10, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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A response to bigfish2 on school vouchers

A commenter made a good point in response to my Monday post on D.C. school vouchers. I'd cited two arguments of voucher opponents: that we should concentrate on reforming public schools, so that all children benefit, not just those...

By Fred Hiatt  | February 10, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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The blizzard and gay marriage in Washington

Congress, which was due to begin its President's Day recess next week, got started early thanks to Mother Nature's one-two punch of snow storms. What does this have to do with same-sex marriage in Washington? Congress has 30 legislative...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 10, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Snow-munity, take two

The nice man from Pepco called just before dinner to check that the power was on. Seriously. There had been some reports of a line down on our street, he said, and he just wanted to make sure. As...

By Ruth Marcus  | February 10, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bipartisanship as possible incumbent protection program

The theme of President Obama's surprise visit to the White House press briefing room yesterday was bipartisanship. That's not terribly surprising. It's one of his core principles, believe it or not. But his mantra is taking on new significance...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 10, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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John Brennan's low blow on terrorism trials

On Dec. 7, 2001, Attorney General John D. Ashcroft aimed this memorable cheap shot at civil libertarians who criticized the Bush administration’s plan for military commission trials for alleged terrorists: “To those who pit Americans against immigrants, citizens against...

By Charles Lane  | February 9, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Obama meets the press

President Obama has been criticized lately for avoiding the mainstream media. He hasn't held a formal press conference since last July. So today he found his way to the White House press briefing room for a little one-on-one time...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 9, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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'Snowmageddon' was bad, but don't pretend it was a blizzard

Since the first snowflake dropped on Friday afternoon, I’ve been biting my tongue. I’m from upstate New York -- Albany and Buffalo, to be specific -- and I know we can be a tiresome lot when it comes to...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | February 9, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
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Celebration time in New Orleans

The parade for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints will kick off at 5:00 p.m. Central Time today in front of the Superdome. The stadium that came to symbolize the horror of Hurricane Katrina now stands as a...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 9, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Oh snow you didn't!

Since moving to Washington from New York -- three years ago this week -- I have marveled at how just the mention of the word "snow" can paralyze this place. Schools close whether the white stuff shows up or...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 9, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Opportunity knocks for the Feb. 25 health-care summit

You know, I'm glad President Obama hasn't given up on health-care reform. Sure, the process has been an unholy mess, complete with "Purchase[s]," "Kickback[s]" and "Con[s]." But the need to get as many of the uninsured covered while also...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 9, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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How we got to 'don't ask, don't tell'

Contrary to some reports, today's "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy requiring homosexuals in the military to conceal their orientation or face discharge did not originate with the Clinton administration. President Clinton entered office in 1993 with a plan...

By Colbert King  | February 8, 2010; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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What is it about Illinois politicians?

Move over, disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). Stand aside, Sen. Roland Burris (D). And make way for Scott Lee Cohen. The lurid past of the little-known millionaire pawn broker came back to haunt him -- and Illinois voters...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 8, 2010; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Why is Obama killing off D.C.'s voucher program?

The Obama administration said it was going to respect science and respond to evidence -- a contrast, many Democrats said, to the previous regime. So why is President Obama killing off the program that offers the best chance to...

By Fred Hiatt  | February 8, 2010; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
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Ethan Bronner and the controversy that shouldn't be

I was surprised on Sunday to read about the controversy surrounding Ethan Bronner, the Jerusalem bureau chief for the New York Times and a gifted, fair-minded and extremely creative journalist. The controversy involves absolutely nothing that Bronner did or...

By E.J. Dionne  | February 8, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Gotta hand it to Sarah Palin

During her 40-or-so-minute, $100,000 address to the Tea Party convention, Sarah Palin bemoaned the fact that President Obama spent "about 9 percent" of his State of the Union speech on national security. Well, she spent even less time putting...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 8, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Sarah Palin is no Eve Harrington

After former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin strode across the national political stage and chewed up the scenery with her bravura performance at the 2008 Republican convention, I wrote one PostPartisan after another comparing her to the talented, ambitious and...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 7, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (220)
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'Snow-munity' in the Blizzard of 2010

President Obama called our megablizzard "snow-mageddon," and maybe it was. But the storm also inspired an outpouring of "snow-munity." Big snows always bring this out. People who would never think to pick up hitchhikers pull over. People who would...

By Ruth Marcus  | February 7, 2010; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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They said it

I'm taking a break from fretting over Washington's winter wallop -- and how my refrigerator looks more like Holly Golightly's than Paula Deen's -- to point out things that were said or written over the last week that shouldn't...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 7, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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