The safe release of an American POW is usually a cause for celebration. But there will be no yellow ribbons on the right for Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal, who was released after being held by the Taliban for five years.
Whenever Reagan spoke of the Greatest Generation, he was not so much trying to remind Americans of its great achievements as to keep them from remembering too much of them. Will we now remember?
Guns — their presence, and all it portends — are increasingly invading every corner of our every day lives. They have morphed into a form of symbolic speech that threatens to shoot down our political discourse.
A new study finds that privatization of government services "contributes to the decline of the middle class and the rise in poverty-level jobs, thereby exacerbating growing economic inequality."
Well, that didn’t take long. As Americans were still reeling from the latest gun massacre, right-wingers wasted no time blaming liberals, Hollywood, and gay marriage for all shooting rampages. As usually, the facts are decidedly against wingnuts.
Republicans in the House of Representatives are not only denying climate science – they're actually blocking the Pentagon from taking any action on it. Once again, House Republicans have gone too far.
Who did it? Republicans are beginning to harvest the fruits of their obstruction. The strategy is to set the stage for the election by obstructing everything. Then campaign against Democrats because things are not getting better.
Republicans revere the military for all its traditional masculine virtues. So, veterans deserve health care. Poor people (who are not veterans or elderly white people) do not. This is the simple equation that guides their philosophy.
On the cover of American Spectator, vision arises from the collective unconscious of the rich. Angry citizens look on as a monocled fat-cat is led to a blood-soaked guillotine. Are they afraid the people’s patience is not endless?
This week saw a number of right-wingers being pulled up short, one way or another, including some of the biggest names in wingnuttia. For each wingnut up to his tinfoil hat in trouble of his own making, we can only say, “It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.”
The death panels are real and they’ve been found! But it’s not President Obama or some evil communist plot that’s putting politics over lives - it’s Republicans. Republicans have created their own death panels.
Has privatization saved taxpayers money and improved services to citizens? Simple answer: of course not. Taxpayers are getting fleeced. But the private companies now doing public functions have gotten rich off of the deal.
This week, Karl Rove proved once again that his Bush-era nickname "Turd Blossom" was well earned. Just when you thought he couldn't sink any lower, Rove launched a laughably desperate attack on Hillary Clinton.
The cameras have gone, and America's attention has turned elsewhere, but Cliven Bundy and his supporters are trying to provoke a showdown with the federal government. Lawlessness is spreading from Bundy’s ranch like a cancer.
Wealthy elites truly believe they not only work harder than the rest of us but that they are actually better people, with higher moral values. How else can one explain the fact that they have so much money?
While Bundy’s call to his followers to illegally ride on government land and put thousands of years’ worth of history and culture at risk is deplorable, it’s a symptom of a much larger problem in America.
Hillary Clinton's all-but-inevitable presidential candidacy in 2016 and Monica Lewinsky's return to the spotlight have led to recurrence of the right's derangement disorder of the '90s.
Right-wing lawlessness continues at Cliven Bundy's ranch, where supporters who were itching to shoot police officers and federal agents, nearly shot each other. Now citizens want the "militia" out. Can this thing end without bloodshed?
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.