At what point do armed citizens consider themselves the law, based on little more than their numbers and their guns? The latest news from Bundy Ranch, raises this and many other questions,
Here’s a basic rule of thumb for wingnut rhetoric. If right-wingers have returned to flogging that dead horse called Benghazi, they’re fresh out of ideas again.
The only people who benefit from the fight against “big government” are the billionaires and the oligarchs who are already destroying our country. To put it bluntly, the militias are the useful idiots of the one percent.
Cliven Bundy isn't the first conservative to defend slavery, but he may be one of the first condemned by fellow conservatives for doing so. Does this mean conservatives are ready to stop defending slavery?
Since the 1970’s, Republicans championed policies that cheated my parents’ generation out of the American dream. Republicans are now intent using the same broken policies to enslave the next generation of Americans—the millennials.
“Dog-whistle,” “code word” politics is not about what the politician says, it’s about what the listener hears. Here is what Republicans are saying and what the listener hears.
Obamacare didn’t come with ”death panels," like conservatives claimed it would. So, Republican governors and state legislatures formed their own. Until the death of Charlene Dill, the victims of those death panels were invisible.
Once you let those illegitimate votes count, Real Americans are denied their franchise. In fact, counting the votes of African Americans and Latinos is the real vote suppression.
Having whipped up anti-government sentiment for decades, the right has dropped a pretense of patriotism and is now escalating into direct confrontation with, and efforts at destruction of, the federal government.
Paul says "We can't be the party of the plutocrats and the rich people." Then he pretends Reagan was the last president to create jobs. But there was this guy named Bill Clinton...
With the passage of Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest austerian budget, the GOP has spelled out very clearly what they want to do to America. It’s not a threat, but a promise that Americans must make sure Republicans never have the power to fulfill.
A Wall Street Journal story today alleges "systematic scrutiny" of tea-party groups by the IRS. It has become a "truth" on the right that the IRS "targets" conservative "political" groups. Here is what is going on.
As a recent Pew study reported, millennial disaffection with the two-party system appears to be at record levels. But Sen. Rand Paul gravely misunderstands the nature of that political disaffection.
What one of the Koch brothers calls "character assassination" in a Wall Street Journal editorial, others would describe as a simple recounting of the facts. So let's turn the question over to an unimpeachable authority.
As Obamacare achieved seven million signups, and record public support, Republicans were stuck with “ConsevraCare” alternatives, where the all features are bugs. No wonder they've entered the “truther" phase of their opposition.
Why won't the professional conservative movement listen to these "instruments of self-government," these "laboratories of democracy," these "centers of innovation"?
A building in New York City blew up because of poorly maintained gas lines. The problem of decaying infrastructure extends much, much further than just this building.
At a time when so many Americans are struggling economically, our nation continues to pay a steep price for its global empire – and in more ways than one. Case in point: The delay in a vote on renewing emergency jobless benefits.
It's been a rough week for two of the GOP's leading lights. Tumultuous town halls showed that two of conservatism's biggest stars, Paul Ryan and Chris Christie, may be crashing to earth, and taking the GOP’s 2016 hopes with them.
March Madness is upon us, in more ways than one. We know that right-wingers will howl with outrage over anything President Obama does. So it's no surprise that conservatives are freaking out over President Obama's March Madness picks.
After Paul Ryan executed a triple face-flop in his attempt to seize the debate on poverty, I thought conservatives could use a little advice. So I went over to the Daily Caller...
There are a whole lot of useful idiots in America. Yesterday, a caller called into my radio show, and echoed Congressman Paul Ryan’s recent comments, blaming the black community for poverty in America.
The plutocrats are taking to the barricades against the new populism. They are demanding that politicians offer them not merely hidden tax breaks, but public tribute. Their arrogance is fueling the populism they fear.
Today the Moral Mondays movement brought its brand of righteous progressivism to the Georgia state capitol, to demand accountability and better lives for Georgians.
There are tons of "sneak laws" written to benefit a few key corporations or billionaires. These laws limit competition, provide subsidies, give tax breaks – you name it. But they never help regular people.
This week Rep. Paul Ryan took the cake. After debuting his embarrassing copy-and-paste job on the war on poverty last week, Ryan outdid himself with a clumsy bit of dog whistle politics blaming black “inner city culture” for poverty.
Rep. Paul Ryan has become the latest right-winger to blame black poverty on "culture" and character. Just as he got it backwards on families and poverty, Paul Ryan gets it twisted on poverty and black black men.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie's George Washington Bridge scandal confirms the worst concerns about his leadership, and the soul of the GOP that until recently seemed ready to embrace him as its best hope for 2016.
There are a number of live issues -- including minimum wage, unemployment insurance, transportation infrastructure investment and immigration reform -- that may need grassroots pressure to push Congress into action.
At CPAC, Sarah Palin mangled "Green Eggs and Ham" and declared that "Yes, we can" has become "No, we can't" under Obamacare. Here are a few things Obamacare can and will do that conservatives can't or won't.
It doesn't matter if they'll save money and get better coverage; they just know they're going to die. These people simply put their fingers in their ears and sing "lalalalala."
President Obama’s budget wasn’t actually dead on arrival last week. But Republicans knew it would speak to the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. So they tried choking it.
When Sen. Ted Cruz wanted to talk to the nation about health care, he read "Green Eggs and Ham." When 30 senators seized the Senate floor last night for an all-night talk-a-thon about climate change, they delivered the facts.
This week, the world watched as Ukrainians threw out their Russian-puppet president, and Russian president Vladimir Putin prepared to invade. Conservatives, naturally, have decided that it’s all President Obama’s fault.
Rep. Paul Ryan says that "the left" is offering Americans "a full stomach and an empty soul." The truth is that conservatives like Ryan are offering Americans empty stomachs and empty rhetoric.
In his latest attack on the poor, Rep. Paul Ryan repeats the old conservative trope that the “breakdown of the family” is the main cause of poverty. Ryan has it backwards.
Some date the advent of the tea party to 2007, when Ron Paul held a “tax day tea party” fundraiser to fill his campaign coffers. But the broader movement began five years ago last week — shortly after Barack Obama was sworn into office
According to the GOP, some Americans are sub-citizens who don’t deserve rights equal to those enjoyed by, well, the right-wing. Republicans think they’re right, and anyone who disagrees doesn’t deserve rights.
The economic actions and trends that have hollowed out the middle class and led to massive wealth concentration at the top 1 percent are not even mentioned in Ryan's "War on Poverty" report.
Dog whistle politics have served Republicans well. But with shifting demographics, they may become an albatross around the party’s neck. No issue reflects that dynamic as clearly as immigration reform.