God, Gays, Guns And Orlando

The tragedy in Orlando reveals that the three issues that once made up the Republicans' “winning formula” may have finally ripened into political poison.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: Sit-In Showdown

This week, House Democrats and Republicans faced off over reasonable gun laws. Democrats held a sit-in to force a showdown with Republican leadership. Republicans blinked.
Terrance Heath

Reflections on Orlando: Terror Does Not Discriminate

In the midst of pitched battles over whether some Americans can discriminate against LGBT Americans based on religion, we are viscerally reminded that terror and violence do not discriminate.
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Crooked Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s campaign strategy thus far is to paint Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” but “Crooked Donald Trump” is far more accurate. A Trump presidency would be just another scam, like Trump University.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Trump’s Tinfoil Hat Campaign

Proving once and for all that he truly has not one shred of decency in him, Donald Trump has traded in his red trucker hat for a tinfoil hat. The sad and frightening part is that he’ll probably get away with it.
Terrance Heath

House Republicans Vote For Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Three years after President Obama signed executive orders protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination, House Republicans voted to write anti-LGBT discrimination in law.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Masquerade

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any weirder, it turns out Donald Trump likely masqueraded as his own publicist, during phone calls with reporters — proving he probably belongs in a shrink’s office, instead of the Oval Office.
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Wingnut Week In Review: True Colors

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says that selecting a well-known white nationalist as one of its delegates in California, was due to a “technical error.” But it was really Trump’s campaign showing its true colors, again.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Trumped

This week saw the end of both Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns, as well as the death of modern conservatism — killed off by a guy who bears more than a passing resemblance to an Oompa Loompa.
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Seven Things Obama Should Say From Flint

Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. Here are seven things the president should say when he speaks to the nation from Flint.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Making Lemons Out Of ‘Lemonade’

Two groups of people lose their minds when Beyoncé drops an album: Queen Bey’s biggest fans, and wingnuts. This week Beyoncé served up her finest "Lemonade," and wingnuts managed to make lemons out of it.
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Black Lives Matter: “Yelling” Truth To Power

Black Lives Matter activists are not “just yelling.” They are responding, and demanding that others respond, to “the fierce urgency of now,” because lives are at stake.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Who’s In Your Wallet?

For eight years, wingnuts had to deal with the reality of a black man in the White House. Now, it looks like there will be a black woman in their wallets. They’re not taking it well.
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Truth And Consequences in Flint, And Beyond

In one day of the three-year-old Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis, a Flint truth-teller is honored, three officials face criminal charges, and demands continue for more truth-telling and accountability.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: Out Of Business

Governor Pat McCrory’s sleight of hand won’t fix North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, save his political career, or keep his state from hemorrhaging jobs and money. If it isn't repealed, the state might find itself literally "out of business."
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Wingnut Week In Review: Southern In-hospitality

This week the South rose again and tried to go back in time more than 50 years, as former confederate states legislated a queer new twist on Jim Crow; so much for southern hospitality.
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Protect America’s Consumers From Astroturf and #SaveCFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the only federal agency out to protect the financial interests of American consumers. Naturally, big money interests want to shut it down. A new campaign says, “Not without a fight.”
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Paul Ryan Is Not The One To Save The GOP From Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t save the Republican Party from what having Donald Trump as its nominee would do to the party. Beneath his cool, less orange exterior, Ryan isn’t all that different from Trump.
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LGBT Families Caught in the GOP’s Culture War Rift

The bills in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and other states expose a growing rift between “business-friendly” Republicans and religious conservatives that GOP leadership must bridge and families like mine must navigate.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Brussels and Bigotry

The dust had not yet settled, the smoke had not yet cleared, and the body count had not yet begun before right-wingers used the terrorist attacks in Brussels to spout their usual brand of bigotry.
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What Will Discrimination Cost Georgia?

Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-Americans out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “we don’t serve your kind here” may be heard once again in Georgia.
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Breitbart Breakup

Once again proving the bigger bully, Donald Trump may have caused the wingnut media site Breitbart News to self-destruct, after his campaign manager assaulted one of the site's reporters.
Terrance Heath

Will Washington Learn What Public Transit Is Worth?

The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
Terrance Heath

Donald Trump And The Privilege of White Rage

In using the anger of his supporters to justify the escalating violence at his campaign rallies, Donald Trump is cynically exploiting a racial privilege as old, even older, than America itself.
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Blame Obama Party

Having failed to stop Donald Trump, and facing the really possibility of a contested convention, or even a Trump nomination, Republicans are looking for someone to blame. So, who are they blaming?
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The “Party of Lincoln” Is Long Gone

House Speaker Paul Ryan says, “This is the party of Lincoln. We believe all people are created equal in the eyes of God and our government.” But the party of Lincoln is long gone. It’s now the party of Donald Trump.
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Locker Room Debate

After Thursday night’s performance, the next Republican presidential debate should be held in a middle school boys locker room. It couldn’t have been more juvenile, even if the candidates ran around the stage snapping towels at one another.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Unintelligible Yelling

Thursday night’s tenth GOP presidential debate was, ironically, best summed up by CNN’s closed captioner for the hearing impaired, who spoke for all who were appalled and somewhat frightened by how the GOP has devolved.
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