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GOP response to Bergdahl is the new McCarthyism

Many commentators — not enough, so far — say we’ve entered a new era of despicable politics with the attacks on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his family. In one sense, that’s true. But it’s also a throwback to the knee-jerk reactions of the 1950s, embodied by GOP Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. You all remember […]

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Lots of GOP hypocrisy on POW Bergdahl’s release

Well, this is choice. For months — years, even — Republicans have been demanding that President Obama do something to get POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl released from his five-year captivity with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Senators and representatives frequently demanded action, then quickly changed their minds when they saw a political exploitation opportunity, according […]

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