Five Things You Should Know About Rand Paul

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul announced yesterday that he is running for president. What he’s running from is at least as important as the office he's running for.
Terrance Heath
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Hoosier Hostility: Not the American Way

Marriage-equality-hating Indiana Republicans were joined by counterparts in Arkansas, North Carolina and Georgia in advancing government-sanctioned discrimination. This is not the way Americans treat each other. Well, not in 2015 anyway.
Leo Gerard
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Wingnut Week In Review: Discrimination Doesn’t Pay

This week, wingnuts tried to frighten Americans into believing that gays were going to take away their religious freedom, and learned — in Indiana, Arkansas, and a few other states — that those old tricks don’t work anymore.
Terrance Heath
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Indiana Toll Road: Privatization’s Highway to Hell

The Indiana Toll Road is an infinite loop through the neoliberal world order, the mirror of a recursive economy in which every step toward corporatization creates more hardship – which calls for more privatization.
Richard Eskow
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Bad Trade

Everyone who testified at a Congressional hearing on the state of steel fingered bad trade as the culprit in the current collapse. As it is now, trade rules require Americans to forfeit a pound of flesh before trade enforcement can occur.
Leo Gerard
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The Choice Before The Republican Party: Grow or Die

A healthy Republican primary would feature a competition of ideas to reach those presently outside the narrow Republican tent, with multiple candidates trying to better Jeb Bush's thin, if well-meaning, appeals.
Bill Scher
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Wingnut Week In Review: Cruzin’ For Bruising

Let’s be clear. Sen. Ted Cruz is not going to be president. Nor is he going to be the Republican nominee. But his wingnut tendencies will make 2016 a headache for Republicans, and more entertaining for the rest of us.
Terrance Heath
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Senate Budget Votes Reveal The Same Old ‘Party Of No’

The Senate today launched into what's known inside the Beltway as a "vote-a-rama." We already know how this drama ends when it comes to actions that would advance the goal of shared prosperity.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Five Ways The GOP Budget Will Harm American Families

The Republican budget promises “a stronger economy" where families "can have more confidence and certainty in the future.” But for millions of families, it means a future filled with uncertainty and desperation.
Terrance Heath
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Koch Network Takes On Export-Import Bank

A New York Times op-ed calls for killing the Export-Import Bank because it helps American companies compete globally. A Times story reports that the anti-government Koch brothers network is behind the campaign.

The GOP Has Money to Kill

The Republican budgets mandate overtime for the Grim Reaper. Republicans want more money for war, resulting in more battlefield deaths. But they gouge healthcare spending, condemning Americans to die unnecessarily from untreated disease.
Leo Gerard
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Wingnut Week In Review: A Schocking Turn of Events

This week, the GOP representative whose name inspired almost as many puns as former Rep. Anthony Wiener, announced that he would resign from Congress, and avoid an ethics investigation.
Terrance Heath
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Immoral Choices in the House GOP Budget

Budgets, as Rev. Jim Wallis says, are moral documents. The House GOP’s budget proposal, however, makes immoral choices that will have devastating impacts on the most vulnerable Americans.
Terrance Heath
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Wingnut Week In Review: Rapping On Racism

Americans were appalled this week, when video surfaced of Oklahoma University SAE fraternity brothers singing an incredibly racist tune. Wingnuts were appalled that the rest of the us were appalled.
Terrance Heath
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Are Republicans Insane Enough To Propose a Balanced Budget?

A 10-year balanced budget would require $5.5 trillion in deficit reduction by people who don't believe in tax increases or military spending cuts. By the final year, social spending would have to slashed in half.
Bill Scher
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Tom Cotton Should Watch More ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

If Sen. Cotton fully understood the U.S. Constitution, he would know that he needs 67 Senate votes if he's going to act like he can override a presidential veto. And his letter only has 47 signatures.
Bill Scher
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Republicans Ignore the Message of Selma

Despite rumors that House Republican leadership would skip the 50th anniversary of Selma, several Republicans showed up, but missed the point so completely that they might as well have stayed at home.
Terrance Heath
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North Carolina Is Our Selma

In our state, the voter suppression law has been referred to as a Voter I.D. law, giving it an air of “common sense,” as our legislators like to say. It has done so much more to disenfranchise North Carolinians than require an I.D.
Rev. William Barber
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Selma Edition

In what may be one of the dumbest political moves of the year so far, no Republican leaders will be going to the 50th anniversary ceremonies in Selma this weekend. Not a single one.
Terrance Heath
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GOP’s Blind Hate of Labor Union Members

The GOP blindness to the difference between unionists and terrorists explains the relentless campaign by GOP leaders to renege on contractual obligations to workers, squash labor rights and slash the pay and benefits of union members.
Leo Gerard
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The Nincompoop Caucus Sets a Record

The GOP-led House of Representatives has already achieved a historic legislative record. A record in futility, that is. And absurdity. House Republicans have voted over 50 times to strip away Americans' health care.
Jim Hightower
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Wingnut Week In Review: Papa Bear Roars

Bombastic Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, affectionately dubbed “Papa Bear” by Stephen Colbert, formerly of “The Colbert Report,” is in so much trouble that he’s even defending President Obama. It’s that bad.
Terrance Heath
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The GOP Can’t Run From Giuliani’s Hateful Rhetoric

Republicans can’t run from Rudy Giuliani’s hateful rhetoric about President Obama’s patriotism, because the party's right-wing base won’t let them. This is who they are.
Terrance Heath
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The Right-Wing Surge in the States

In state legislatures, 2015 is the right wing's best chance to enact the most extreme legislation. The right has made clear three overarching goals: weaken labor unions, suppress voting, and satisfy their religious extremists.

Wingnut Week In Review: American Jihad?

ISIS wants a holy war with America. Fox News and the wingnut brigade are aching to give them one. Will those who’ve learned nothing from history doom the rest of us to repeat it?
Terrance Heath
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