Democratic Party

Future of the Democrats : Best Column
Republican and Democratic senators mingle on Capitol Hill: The two-party system has become "archaic," say Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch in The Wall Street Journal.

The impending death of the two-party system

Republicans and Dems represent an ineffectual duopoly, argue Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch in The Wall Street Journal. And just look what happened in the beer industry...

"Weinergate" : The List
With Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) handing in his resignation, the media debates the lessons learned from the weeks-long sexless-sex scandal.

5 lessons from 'Weinergate'

Anthony Weiner has finally resigned, and America can get back to focusing on the important things, right? So what did we learn from this scandalous episode?

"Weinergate" : Best Video
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) pauses during his resignation speech Thursday as hecklers assault him.

Anthony Weiner's 'cringe-inducing' resignation

The sexting New York congressman steps down at a press conference that featured no tears, but plenty of heckling

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
After weeks of debate and mounting pressure, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y) is set to give up his congressional seat.

Anthony Weiner's resignation: Did he have any other choice?

The sexting Democrat is giving up his congressional seat, though some still insist that Weiner could have held on

Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Timeline
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who recently asked for "toast" for breakfast, is "speaking more and more," according to her spokesperson.

Gabrielle Giffords' miraculous recovery: A timeline

The Arizona congresswoman has made incredible progress since being shot in the head on January 8. Here's a concise look back at how far she's come

John Edwards sex scandal : Opinion Brief
John Edwards was indicted last week, but you wouldn't know that from his mug shot.

John Edwards' 'creepy' mug shot

The disgraced Democrat is still grinning and glamorous, even as he faces criminal charges of improperly using campaign cash to hide an affair

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
Reputable news organizations have waded into an ethical gray area by paying for photos and interviews surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) sexting scandal.

Should the press be paying for sleazy Anthony Weiner photos?

News outlets have shelled out thousands of dollars in "licensing fees" for racy Weiner pics, provoking terse admonitions from media critics

"Weinergate" : Controversy
From HeroBuilders, the people who brought us President Obama as a Navy SEAL doll, comes an underwear-clad Anthony Weiner action figure.

The 'bizarre' underwear-clad Anthony Weiner doll

The disgraced congressman is now being immortalized as an "anatomically correct" action figure. Really?

Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Photos
In the first clear, publicly-released photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she survived a near-fatal January shooting, the Arizona Democrat is all smiles.

The 'vibrant and happy' Gabrielle Giffords photos

Giffords' staff releases the first clear photos of her since the Jan. 8 Tucson shooting nearly took her life. What do these pictures tell us about her recovery?

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) entered a psychiatric facility Saturday, amid calls from top Democrats that he resign immediately.

Can rehab save Anthony Weiner's career?

The disgraced congressman is seeking professional help, even as Democratic leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, call on the serial sexter to resign. Can he really ride this out?

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
The Anthony Weiner spectacle signals America's decline into sad decadence, says E.J. Dionne in The Washington Post.

When did America begin its 'decadent' decline? 4 theories

The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne says America has conclusively begun to rot with "Weinergate." Others peg earlier events as our point of no return

Future of the Democrats : Wit
Well-coifed comic (and liberal agitator) Alec Baldwin is reportedly considering a run for New York City mayor, and bloggers, predictably enough, reacted dismissively.

Alec Baldwin: Mayor of New York?

With the disgraced Anthony Weiner out of the picture, the rubber-faced 30 Rock star may run for NYC mayor in 2013. Cue the laugh track

"Weinergate" : Winners and Losers
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) may be the obvious loser of his self-made Twitter scandal, but who would have guessed "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart would suffer, too?

'Weinergate': Winners and losers

It's been a tough couple of weeks for Anthony Weiner, not to mention the many others burned by his sexting scandal. Who was hurt by "Weinergate," and who benefited?

"Weinergate" : The Bullpen
Tish Durkin

Tish Durkin: Anthony Weiner and the 'ewww' factor

The real lesson of "Weinergate" is that we will never learn our lesson about politicians on the prowl

"Weinergate" : Slideshow
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

Anthony Weiner and other pols ruined by sex scandals: A slideshow

Politicians have a knack for crushing their careers by dallying in sex, lies, and, in some cases, videotape

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) mea culpa on Monday inspired calls for the congressman to resign over his sexting scandal.

Can Anthony Weiner survive?

The humiliated Democrat insists his sexting scandal won't cost him his seat in Congress, even as prominent pols call for him to resign. Can Weiner really salvage his career?

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