For a long time — basically ever since Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell infamously stated that the Republican Party's #1 goal was to defeat President Obama — it has been plainly obvious that the Republican Party was committed to a strategy of economic sabotage to further their poli...
The key comment was made by Shawn McCoy, a spokesman for Romney’s Iowa campaign, who, while explaining how Romney is anti-renewable energy, told The Des Moines Register that the candidate would "allow the wind credit to expire, end the stimulus boondoggles*, and create a level playing field on whi...
If you've watched any cable news show in the last year, chances are you've probably seen one or a thousand ads from the fossil fuel industry attacking regulations and/or trying to paint their products as necessary for prosperity.
Speaker John Boehner is having a heckuva time getting his very-right-wing caucus to support any debt ceiling increase that wasn’t written on a stone tablet by Ayn Rand herself. What […]
How do you fire up a crowd of congressional Republicans to get them to blindly cast really really bad votes? Easy, just show them a clip from a violent movie! […]
I thought my outrage meter was about pegged today after learning that coal companies are essentially bribing schools to lie to children about fossil fuels (e.g. “Our world is deficient […]
“There is only one person who should lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and that is the brilliant advocate who championed it, the remarkable administrator who has helped get it […]
April 4 marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, murdered in 1968 while fighting for the rights of striking Memphis sanitation workers. This event is brilliantly […]
A favorite pastime of post-election analysts and pundits is to parse, re-parse, and re-re-parse exit polls and other data to draw out interesting demographic and historical notes. One such data […]
Did you hear the big news? Yesterday on his show, Rush Limbaugh vowed that he would leave the country if health care reform passes! LIMBAUGH: I’ll just tell you this, […]
When Sen. Arlen Specter switched from the GOP to the Democratic Party early last year, citing the Republican Party’s extreme shift to the far-right in recent years, many progressives found […]
I generally try to avoid watching political talk shows on TV because the lack of journalism is, much more often than not, infuriating. That wasn’t exactly the case the other […]
A few weeks ago I wrote about the brazen hypocrisy with which conservatives in Congress met the revelation that a handful of ACORN employees gave stupid advice to two conservative […]
We have long known that conservatives in Congress are hopelessly out of touch with both reality and the American people. So while it represented nothing new, House Minority Leader John […]
For six years the Campaign for America’s Future organized the annual Take Back America conference, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country. At the conference progressives came together […]
I have been restraining myself from writing a post about ACORN for some time now. It isn’t that I haven’t had plenty of thoughts about the faux scandal and the […]
So I went to check out Glenn Beck’s little 9/12 Project teabagger rally in front of the Capitol on Saturday and saw a great cross-section of what “real” Americans supposedly […]
The reviews of President Obama’s health care speech before a joint session of Congress have been fairly glowing. Most agree that the President made a strong case for health insurance […]
I wrote last week about the absolutely shameful, shocking and appalling attacks from conservatives against President Obama in response to his plans to give students a back to school pep […]