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  1. That Earthquake Ranked High on the ‘Andy Richter Scale,’ With ‘Strong Laughter-Shocks’Ba-dum ching.
  2. Will Pelosi Be Central to a Debt Deal?Boehner might want to start researching chocolatiers.
  3. So, Whatever Happened to That Pelosi Woman?A recent spate of articles ponder Nancy Pelosi’s diminished role and future.
  4. What Are People Making of Sarah Palin’s E-mails?The lamestream media reacts to Palin’s e-mail exchanges.
  5. How Conservatives Are Reacting to Their Surprising Loss in Western New YorkIt had nothing to do with Medicare. NOTHING!
  6. Obama’s ‘Major’ Speech on Arab World Hurt by Lofty ExpectationsReactions from a generally unimpressed punditry.
  7. Does Osama’s Death Change the Presidential Race?Probably not! But maybe a little.
  8. How They’re Reacting to Obama’s Budget SpeechLiberals: “Great!” Conservatives: “Biggest pile of trash ever.”
  9. Is the GOP’s Debt-Reduction Plan Courageous or Dangerous?People disagree!
  10. Obama’s Speech Answered Some Questions, Avoided OthersPolitical pundits and opinion columnists react.
  11. Questioning America’s Intervention in Libya Is a Bipartisan EffortFrom the vague exit strategy to the misplaced priorities, here’s what the political observers are worried about.
  12. What People Didn’t Like About Obama’s State of the Union AddressWhere was climate change? Can you take the deficit a bit more seriously? Also, some specifics would be nice.
  13. Advice for President Obama’s State of the UnionHow does he convince spending-wary America that investment is not an evil thing? How upbeat can he be about the economic recovery without seeming out of touch? Should he be bold and inspiring, or just settle for good enough?
  14. Obama’s Tucson Speech Wins Rare Praise From ConservativesHere’s what the right is saying.
  15. Judge Rules Health-Insurance Mandate UnconstitutionalHealth-care reform can’t work without the mandate.
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    So, Has Sanity Been Restored?Reactions to yesterday’s rally.
  17. Was Firing Juan Williams the Right Call?An interesting debate rages across the Internet.
  18. Nation Generally Underwhelmed by GOP’s ‘Pledge to America’Here’s what liberal and conservative pundits alike are saying.
  19. Who Should Replace Larry Summers?A CEO? Anyone except a CEO?
  20. Was Obama Ungracious to Bush Last Night? Or Too Gracious?What he said about Bush, and why it was either insulting or kind, depending on who you ask.
  21. Everyone Notes the Vagueness, Unscariness of BeckapaloozaGod was a major topic, not Obama. But nobody is really sure what it was all about.
  22. Vaughn Walker’s Decision: The TakesWhat do legal experts think will happen from here on the issue of Proposition 8?
  23. How WikiLeaks Is Changing the WorldIs this good or bad for democracy?
  24. Will Apple Recall the iPhone 4?Some PR experts think it has no choice.
  25. Is the Petraeus Decision the Most Widely Praised Thing President Obama Has Ever Done?We think so! Even conservatives are praising the move.
  26. Will McChrystal Get the Boot? Should He?Everyone weighs in on the big decision facing President Obama.
  27. Beyond DisappointedObama’s Oval Office address gets panned.
  28. Who’s to Blame for the Mavi Marmara?The Internet debates the clash between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian peace activists.
  29. Should Suspected Terrorists Be Stripped of Their American Citizenship?Joe Lieberman and Chuck Schumer say yes. The Internet says no.
  30. Nobody Backs John McCain on Suspending Miranda Rights for Times Square BomberNot even Glenn Beck!
  31. Obama’s Tongue-Lashing of Wall Street Fails to MaterializeObama goes the cooperation route in his big speech on financial reform.
  32. Will Obama’s Drilling Concession Win Over Republicans?Liberal pundits wonder what Obama is getting out of this, as Republicans are already not impressed.
  33. How Hysterical Are Conservative Reactions to the Passage of Health-Care Reform?Some of them: VERY.
  34. The State of the Union Fails to Unite the Nation’s PunditsWhat important people thought of Obama’s speech.
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    Obama’s Spending Freeze Has Liberals, Economists Doing Spit-TakesAnd don’t think conservatives are the least bit impressed, either.
  36. Smart People on the Proposed Bank Plan: ‘Okay,’ But ‘Whatever’Legislation exhaustion takes its toll on the commentariat.
  37. Corporations to Finally Get Some Influence in PoliticsThe Supreme Court rules that corporate spending in elections is free speech that can’t be infringed upon.
  38. Why Harry Reid Is Just Not the Trent Lott of 2010Nobody is really buying this argument at all.
  39. The Democratic Exodus: Not Entirely Terrible for DemocratsWhy the party isn’t that much worse off after a string of high-profile retirements.
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    The Public Option Compromise: A Slippery Slope Liberals Are Happy to Slide DownExpanding Medicare to people 55 and over could set us down the path to a single-payer system, liberals hope.
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    Almost Everyone Hated Obama’s Afghanistan SpeechSo, who’s convinced? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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    It’s Hard to Get Excited About the New Afghanistan StrategyEven for supporters of escalation, Obama’s plan seems like pussyfooting.
  43. David Brooks: New York’s Sex Diaries Show How Cell Phones Have Commoditized DatingIn today’s world, the choice of a Prius can be a more sanctified act than the choice of an erotic partner.”
  44. So, What’s Going On in NY-23?The latest news and analysis from a surprising upstate congressional election.
  45. How Great Is the Great Public-Option Victory of 2009?Opinions on the opt-out are in.
  46. Pay Czar’s Plan Getting Low MarksIs Ken Feinberg’s plan to cut Wall Street’s pay an effective smackdown, or a case of too little, too late?
  47. Did Rush Limbaugh Deserve to Lose His NFL Bid?Or was he a victim of the vast left-wing conspiracy? Other people with blogs have opinions.
  48. Reactions to Obama’s Peace Prize, on a Continuum of DismissivenessSome people try to rationalize it. Others try to come up with the best way to mock it.
  49. Pretty Much Nobody Has Jimmy Carter’s Back on This OneBut it’s not because they don’t think he’s right.
  50. Obama’s Big Speech: The Punditocracy ReactsPolitical observers of all stripes weigh in on the speech that could make or break health-care reform.
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