Key elections are going down to the wire. Activists are mobilizing; dark money is flooding in. But some lessons seem clear. We're witnessing not a conservative revival, but the beginnings of a populist upheaval.
Every election year, the GOP comes up with a new crop of wingnut candidates for office. This one is no exception. Will any of this election's nuttiest wingnuts become the next Todd Akin or Christine O’Donnell?
The fundamentals of the 2014 Senate map are tilted toward the Republicans, with Democrats defending seven seats in states that Mitt Romney won. And yet, with only four days until Election Day, the polls are all tied up.
Almost two-thirds of working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. And they’re worried sick about whether their kids will ever make it. At the very least, they need leaders who empathize with what they’re going through.
Voters are rendering a harsh judgement against seven Republican governors running for re-election because the economic prosperity that was supposed to follow their trickle-down economic policies is only a trickle.
Here we are a week from the election and the public doesn't know that Republicans again and again and again filibustered and obstructed and sabotaged things that would help the economy.
Despite predictions, Republicans still haven't locked up the Senate. They parade as "not Obama." But they have little to say about where they would take the country. It is hard to win without a clue.
Calling gay people names is nothing new. We’ve been called many things throughout the ages. But “gremlins”? That’s a new one. The first — and perhaps only — Wingnut WTF […]
Mitch McConnell has been frank about what the GOP would do with the Senate – at least when he thinks nobody's listening. Here are 12 destructive things a Republican Senate would do, based on McConnell's own words.
Thus far, the Ebola virus has infected three people in the United States that we know of, however Ebola hysteria seems to have infected somewhere close to 300 million.
Yes, taking money out of the economy actually takes money out of the economy. Yes, cutting the budget for fixing roads and bridges actually means they start to fall apart. Yes, cutting the health budget has an impact on our health.
Republicans want frightened America to summon the GOP to save the day, like it’s the political version of Ghostbusters. Most Americans, though, see right through the GOP, like it’s a gooey glob of ectoplasm.
The GOP is rolling out a list of “principles,” and pretending to have a “positive agenda,” because Republicans can’t tell Americans what they really want to do.
The Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court boosted the number of gay marriage states to somewhere between 30 and 35. Needless to say, the floodgates of wingnuttery opened wide.
Be afraid. That is the Republican message. Republicans are offering tax cuts to billionaires and corporations -- to the rest of us they offer cuts in the things government does to make our lives better. But they can't say that.
Given their longstanding loathing for him, it was touching to see so many right-wingers express concern for President Obama’s safety this week.
Corporations that continue to support the American Legislative Exchange Council risk damage to their brands. States that enact ALEC’s economic agenda risk damage to their economies.
Whether it's coping with ebola, the Secret Service failures, or the conditions of our roads, bridges, courts, rail systems, schools and everything else ... cuts in government are come home to roost.
You will find extremely little about issue positions on the websites of North Carolina's Thom Tillis, Iowa's Joni Ernst, Louisiana's Bill Cassidy, Alaska's Dan Sullivan, Arkansas' Tom Cotton and Colorado's Cory Gardner.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt attracted attention when he announced that his company would no longer be funding the American Legislative Exchange Council. Now, companies from across the tech sector, and beyond, are following suit.
National polls show the GOP to be about as popular as the heartbreak of psoriasis. The Democrats, for all their faults, remain more popular. Republicans are not for anything.
Economic expansions used to improve the incomes of the bottom 90 percent more than the top 10 percent. But starting with the “Reagan” recovery the benefits of economic growth during expansions have gone mostly to the top 10 percent.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation brought out the nuttiest of wingnuts. Obama saluted with a latte, prompting the usual calls for impeachment. Meanwhile, Kansas raises funds and generates buzz.
Rand's work is shallow econo-porn, part Kraft-Ebbing and part Horatio Alger, possessing neither coherence nor philosophical depth. She writes that Galt’s Gulch represents “the mind on strike,” but it’s more like a work slowdown.
Republicans have obstructed every effort to help the economy. In the Senate they filibustered hundreds of bills. In the House they refused to allow votes on efforts to help the economy. And then there's the sabotage.
What does pure self-interest really look like? It looks an awful lot like Kim Kardashian. Or Paris Hilton. Or other recent manifestations of America’s celebrity culture.
With one bizarre Facebook post Rep. Mark Sanford (R, SC) dis-engaged his “Appalachian Trail” “soulmate,” and went from being a comeback kid to being punchline, again. And that’s not even the crazy part.
In the biggest elevator video since Beyonce and Jay Z, the world saw Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knock his fiancé out cold. While the NFL dragged its feet on a response, right-wingers lost no time blaming the victim.
Conservatives say marriage is the “ultimate anti-poverty program,” and claim that most of our economic woes would vanish if more people got hitched. A new study suggests "putting a ring on it" barely makes a dent in poverty.
With so many convictions, indictments, and investigations concerning corruption, it’s beginning to look like orange may be the new black for some of the brightest stars in the right-wing firmament.
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart, a poet wrote, and as this year’s summer winds toward its end and elections approach, gratitude is indeed what our politicians have flowing from that space where their hearts should be.
Michael Brown was finally laid to rest in Ferguson, Missouri this week. But don't think for one minute that means that wingnuts and right-wingers will let him rest in peace.
Remember when all those veterans died waiting to get care? That was then, this is now. The scare story that week was VA deaths. The thing we are all supposed to be afraid of and upset about this week is … something else. Till next week.
Legislation to do something about corporations renouncing their U.S. "citizenship" is before Congress. The odds are that Republicans will block it – and not just because they have obstructed everything else.
For most of America, the shooting of yet another unarmed, young black man laid bare the way that racism and inequality play out in our streets. For wingnuts, it was another chance to appeal to the basest of the GOP base.
Republican Rep. Mo Brooks thinks there's a "war on whites" in America. In the streets Ferguson, Missouri — where a white police officer killed an unarmed, young black man — it's the other way around.
Two tragic events this week gave right wingers an opportunity to show some humanity and decency. As usual, wingnuts did not exactly cover themselves in glory. Instead of rising to the occasion, they sank to new lows.
The latest “Libertarian Moment” is upon us, and will expire once it runs headlong into its own inherent shortcomings and the reality of a populist majority. Blink, and you’ll miss it.
Sen. Rand Paul turned tail and ran away when confronted by undocumented DREAMers. But the GOP has a “Latino problem” it can’t run from, and right-wingers seem determined to make it worse.
The crisis that made the water in Toledo, Ohio, unsafe to drink this past weekend is over, for now, but the “perfect storm” that created it rages on: pollution, conservatism, corporate lobbying and climate change.