Monday Upper: ‘Democracy in Cages’

Nothing more really needs to be said about Nevada — continued plummeting turnout, an honest-to-G*d religious test for Jewish voters at an official caucus site (yes, really) and a most curious redefinition of ‘elitism’ from Gingrich (hey, let’s hear it for Noo Yawk — 9/11...

Morning Maddow: She Was Underwhelmed (If That’s A Word)

What if you threw a primary and nobody came? Ok, ‘nobody’ is a slight exaggeration, but for an election that was supposed to reflect a distinct lack of enthusiasm emanating from the left side of the isle, it’s the Republicans who now seem to be mired in an unshakeable malaise. And the...

“He always got to see the final product”: Former Newsletter Associates Expose Ron Paul As Shameless Huckster

WaPo: The Republican presidential candidate has denied writing inflammatory passages in the pamphlets from the 1990s and said recently that he did not read them at the time or for years afterward. Numerous colleagues said he does not hold racist views. But people close to Paul’s operations said he was...

Newt Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage a “‘Perfect Example of What I Mean by the Rise of Paganism'”

You have to give Newt (dubious) credit: he’s definitely not afraid to embrace his hypocrisy with a bearhug and a big, fat shit-eating grin: It’s pretty simple: marriage is between a man and a woman. This is a historic doctrine driven deep into the Bible, both in the Old Testament and in the New...

GOP Race Irrelevant? It’s (Still) The Economy, Stupid.

Steve Kornacki: Republican presidential candidates have devoted months, if not years, of their lives to chasing their party’s nomination, they’ve raised and spent (along with their Super PAC allies) tens of millions of dollars, and they’ve participated in more than a dozen debates – each of which has...

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