The tragedy in Orlando reveals that the three issues that once made up the Republicans' “winning formula” may have finally ripened into political poison.
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.
While the rest of the country, and the rest of the world stood with Orlando in grief and solidarity, right-wingers tried to outdo each other with awful reactions.
Nearly one year after the Charleston massacre, we are reminded again that hatred is deadly. Now we must affirm that no one who "returns hate for hate" is qualified to lead.
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.
Republicans now face an impossible task: denouncing racism while supporting a racist. They have no one but themselves to blame.
Rush Limbaugh knows less about evolution than the average seventh grader, and now it looks like Limbaugh's own failure to evolve may land him on the endangered list.
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.
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.
In an apparent about-face, the House approved a measure barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees, but that doesn’t mean House Republicans have learned anything.
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.
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.
Founding father Thomas Jefferson is often credited with saying, “The government closest to the people serves them best.” Republicans in North Carolina — and elsewhere — think they know better.
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.
A week after Ted Cruz’s defended it in a failed attempt to boost his presidential bid, the battle over North Carolina’s anti-LGBT “bathroom bill” is exposing fissures in the conservative movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he wouldn’t have signed North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law. That still doesn’t make him the moderate he wants people to think he is.
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.
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.”
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.
This week, the problem wasn’t that Donald Trump believes women who have abortions after Roe v. Wade is overturned should be punished. The problem was that he said it out loud.
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.
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.
Republicans love to complain about people who get money from the government and refuse to work. That is, unless they’re doing so, by refusing to consider the president’s Supreme Court Nominee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
It’s too late for the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, it’s up to progressives to stop Trump. Fortunately, progressive leader and commentator Van Jones showed us where to start.
Donald Trump can’t disavow the support of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for the same reason the Republican party can’t disavow his candidacy — and it could splinter the GOP vote in 2016.
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.