2015: The Year That Black Lives Mattered, At Last

This was the year that #BlackLivesMatter mattered. It arrived precisely at a moment of crisis that called for a movement that values and demands respect above respectability, and doesn't hesitate to disrupt “business as usual.”
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Wingnut Week In Review: Seig Hair

Donald Trump’s supporters are now yelling “Seig heil!,” and calling for a black man to be burned alive. Can we call them fascists now? Can we call them racists now?
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Trump and the GOP: This Is Who They Are

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. “is not who we are as a party.” But Trump represents exactly what the GOP is, and what progressive must not let America become.
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Wingnut Week In Review: A Tale of Two Shootings

Mass shootings in Colorado and California this week, brought out the worst in wingnuts this week, and reminded us that our biggest terrorist threats still come from right here at home.
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Message to Janet Yellen: Focus The Fed On Full Employment

Before Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen makes a Capitol Hill appearance, progressives told Congress that a Fed move to raise interest rates now would devastate communities hit hardest by the Great Recession.
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Right-Wing Rhetoric Draws Blood

A Thanksgiving holiday marred by shootings should remind us that our biggest terrorist threat comes not from Syrian refugees fleeing extremist violence, but from homegrown right-wing extremists.
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Making Black Lives Matter Means Making Serious Changes

The release of the video of Laquan McDonald’s death, and the murder charges against the Chicago police officer who killed him show how much has changed since Ferguson, and how much still needs to change.
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One Year Later: Still No Justice For Tamir Rice

One year ago, Cleveland, Ohio police shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice within two seconds of encountering him. There is still no justice for Rice and his family. If the prosecutor has his way there will be no justice for Tamir Rice.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Ugly Americans

In the worst of times, we need leaders who call us to heed “the better angels of our nature.” In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, right-wing media, officeholders, and candidates have instead embodied the term “ugly American.”
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An Economy That Works For Everyone Starts With Women

The good news is that the gender pay gap has closed a little. The bad news is it's not because women's wages are up, but men's wages are down. A new EPI report points the way to an economy that works for all, starting with women.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Tempest in a Coffee Cup

Does it seem like the “War on Christmas” comes earlier every year? ’Tis barely the season yet, and this week wingnuts are seeing red about Starbuck’s decidedly minimalist holiday cups.
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13 More of Ben Carson’s Craziest Beliefs

In Ben Carson Republicans have found a candidate who truly makes George W. Bush look like an intellectual giant, and yet another representative of a right-wing culture in which belief is more important than knowledge.
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Why The Vote On Ohio’s Gerrymandering Ban Matters

Ohioans are voting on Issue One, a constitutional amendment to ban political gerrymandering that could cure much of what ails our government and fix our broken political process.
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Walking Jeb

Jeb Bush says his campaign is not on life support, and he’s right. It’s long past that point. Bush’s campaign is more like “the walking dead”; lifeless, but lumbering along just this side of the grave.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Benghazi Boondoggle Goes Bust

After spending $4.5 million on yet another Benghazi investigation, and questioning Hillary Clinton for eleven hours, the GOPs latest Benghazi hearing leaves one major question unanswered: Did they forget who they were messing with?
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Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter

Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Boehner’s Nightmare

House Speaker John Boehner has a recurring nightmare about being stuck, unable to move. The complete implosion of the race for his successor this week might mean Boehner’s nightmare is coming true.
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Ben Carson: Arrogant, Ignorant Victim Blamer

I’ve experience one shooting in my life. I know that no one truly knows what they would do when suddenly faced with their mortality. Ben Carson had a gun pointed at him once. He should know better.
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House Republicans: Anti-Government and Ungovernable

Unable to govern and unwilling to be governed, the deepest dysfunctions of the House Republican conference are rising to the surface, as the party struggles to choose a new speaker.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Men Behaving Badly

This week, a bunch of Republican Congressmen made fools of themselves during their own hearing to bring down Planned Parenthood. It was farcical from beginning to end.
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GOP House Leadership Line-up: Extreme as They Wanna Be

As John Boehner eyes the exit, and House Republicans prepare to vote for new leadership next week, the line-up for the post-Boehner House GOP leadership is all white, all male, and as extreme as they wanna be.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Papa Don’t Preach

Pope Francis came to town in Washington, DC, this week, calling for a “revolution of tenderness,” and bringing his powerful messages on climate change and poverty to Congress. Naturally, wingnuts don't want to hear it.
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We Must Fight Poverty With Justice

As Pope Francis brings his message on caring for the poor to America, the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest report reminds us that our efforts to fight poverty are working, but are not enough.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Clockmaker

A 14-year-old high school freshman and budding scientist build his own clock, and brought it to school to show his teacher. Instead, he got arrested, and wingnuts lost their minds. Because he was Muslim, of course.
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Why Conservatives Want the Kim Davis Saga To Be Over

Anti-gay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has gone back to work, and back to square one. Although she shows no signs of going away, conservatives want Davis' saga to be over — and soon.
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Truth Hurts

Things got ugly this week, when Fox News anchor Shep Smith told the truth about Kentucky county clerk, and anti-gay theocrat, Kim Davis. The truth hurts, and wingnuts didn’t like it one bit.
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Why Kim Davis Isn’t Quite The Martyr She Intended To Be

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, seemed set to become a full fledged right-wing martyr/saint. Then a funny thing happened on the way to her canonization.
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