matt-ryan

[TNGG Boston] I'm a lifelong Democrat and writer of a politically-oriented column, "Banned in D.C." Hobbies include watching TV and listening to super intense bands with mad scary dudes that have tattoos and stuff.

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Banned in DC: Lessons in Sexting and Manhood

Last week’s biggest non-story didn’t leave much to the imagination about Rep. Weiner, but we can still learn from the fallout after the world’s easiest political pun.

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Banned in DC: A Playground Brawl in the House

In a bipartisan meeting, Congressmen Ryan and Cantor criticized the President for the way he had described Ryan’s proposal for Medicare. It was like the pot calling the kettle bullshit.

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Banned in DC: Politics gets only Kochier

If we want our country back on track, we need to keep the government for, by, and of the people, not at the mercy of corporations, lobbyists, or millionaire brothers in arms.

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Banned in DC: International Edition

Elizabeth II in Ireland: Thanks, but No Thanks. If the British government wants to create stronger ties with the Republic of Ireland, they need to sever ties with Northern Ireland.

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Banned in DC: Pipe Down, Hippies, Let us Celebrate

We needed a moment of national unity, we needed a moment to celebrate, and the death of a heartless, murderous, extremist animal like Osama Bin Laden is as good an excuse as any.

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Banned in DC: Looming Battles

Republican infighting between old fiscal conservatives and the Tea Party may derail Boehner’s hold on the house.

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Banned in DC: The Celebreality of the GOP

The rise of celebreality on the right begs one question: If potential 2012 contenders can become reality TV stars, can reality TV stars become potential 2012 contenders?