House Republicans: Anti-Government and Ungovernable

Unable to govern and unwilling to be governed, the deepest dysfunctions of the House Republican conference are rising to the surface, as the party struggles to choose a new speaker.
Terrance Heath
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More Free Stuff for Corporations

Some rich guys and GOPers actually contend that government should take the taxes paid by workers and give that money to corporations to improve worker wages and working conditions.
Leo Gerard
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What Can We Do About Guns?

Americans favor—and have always favored—strong legislation to oversee and restrict gun ownership. So why are politicians afraid of promoting gun laws and what can we, as a practical matter, do about it?

Wingnut Week In Review: Men Behaving Badly

This week, a bunch of Republican Congressmen made fools of themselves during their own hearing to bring down Planned Parenthood. It was farcical from beginning to end.
Terrance Heath
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Jobs Report: Conservative Economic Illusions Are Unmasked

The surprisingly disappointing September unemployment report should break once and for all two illusions about our ability to sustain a robust economy, and give us an opportunity to change the conservation.
Isaiah J. Poole
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GOP House Leadership Line-up: Extreme as They Wanna Be

As John Boehner eyes the exit, and House Republicans prepare to vote for new leadership next week, the line-up for the post-Boehner House GOP leadership is all white, all male, and as extreme as they wanna be.
Terrance Heath
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Government Stays Open; The Folly Continues

House Speaker John Boehner's resignation helped keep the government open for another 72 days. But the wingnuts who claimed his hide are on the march. Folly rules. And we all suffer the consequences.
Robert Borosage
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The Enlightenment Keeps On Winning

The Enlightenment laid the foundation of liberal political values still winning victories today. For three centuries, by fits and starts, Western progress has been mostly a chronicle of progressives defeating conservative resistance.
James A. Haught
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Jeb Bush Promises To Turn Four Percent Into Four Percent

Jeb is planting his flag on constantly moving ground. GDP has steadily grown throughout the Obama presidency after the stimulus sparked the recovery. If the recent strong quarters hold up, Bush's pledge will be exposed as decidedly empty.
Bill Scher
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“Artivism” Gets A 21St Century Makeover

In an era of rising art and activism around police bias, criminal justice reform, and equal opportunity, veteran “artivists” are being joined by new voices telling fresh stories and organizing for change.
Alan Jenkins
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Wingnut Week In Review: Papa Don’t Preach

Pope Francis came to town in Washington, DC, this week, calling for a “revolution of tenderness,” and bringing his powerful messages on climate change and poverty to Congress. Naturally, wingnuts don't want to hear it.
Terrance Heath
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Jeb! Sticks Foot In It — Again

Jeb Bush says Pope Francis should keep his climate views to himself because he's not a scientist. But the Pope actually is a scientist. He is a chemical engineer.

Here’s What John Boehner Should Do Before He Leaves

But Boehner set his resignation date for October 30th, not September 30th. He's giving himself an extra month. That means he can try to pass still more things with the help of Democrats.
Bill Scher
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The Pope Would Not Shut Down The Government

Some anti-abortion conservatives are one week from shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood funding. Yet they got no encouragement from the leader of the world's biggest anti-abortion institution.
Bill Scher
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The GOP’s Can’t-Do Attitude

The second Republican presidential debate shed light on why the GOP doesn’t want to do anything about climate change. Sen. Marco Rubio led the charge against shifting to green energy. That can't-do attitude could drown Rubio's home state.

First They Came For The Ex-Im Bank…

Republicans don’t believe that the American government should do things that make the American people’s lives better, so now they are threatening to shut down the whole government. Again.
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