August 9 will mark one year since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Too many black lives are still lost to police violence, but movements are now demanding that black lives matter.
A beloved lion named Cecil was lured out of his sanctuary in Zimbabwe, and killed by an American hunter. The world mourned, and wingnuts roared that the lion’s death drew attention away from their scam to bring down Planned Parenthood.
Today is Medicare’s fiftieth birthday. It’s improved the lives of millions of Americans, and it can as much for even more people. That’s why Republicans have never stopped trying to end it.
For African Americans like Sandra Bland, simply asserting our citizenship, or expressing mild annoyance as our rights are violated, can be deadly. In almost 400 years, that much hasn’t changed.
As he rises in the polls and draws larger and larger crowds, Bernie Sanders is forcefully addressing structural racism, and its direct connection to economic inequality.
The barely-a-billionaire bully has taken over the GOP’s presidential primary playground. The Republican presidential debate will now take place after school, by the flagpole.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker says that he, out of all the GOP candidates, will be “a president who will fight and win for America.” His record as governor shows how much America stands to lose if Walker wins.
Ohio governor John Kasich, the 16th candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, is neither the moderate Republican nor the “compassionate conservative” he pretends to be, but he still won’t get the nomination.
This week, wingnuts attacked Planned Parenthood, with deceptively edited video that would make James O’Keefe proud, got "trumped" again by Donald Trump, and freaked out over the Iran anti-nuke deal.
When Republicans finally choose their nominee for president, he or she will be already bought and paid, for by one or more of the GOP sugar daddies of the 2016 election.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has scored the biggest sugar daddies in the GOP presidential primary, but it may not be enough to get him the Republican presidential nomination, or the White House.
The Confederate battle flag at South Carolina’s capitol was finally lowered today, after flying for more than half a century. Many American’s cheered as the symbol of hatred and bigotry finally came down. Wingnuts, not so much.
As of this morning, the Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina’s capitol. The work to remove this symbol of hatred from the capitol is finished. Now begins the work of exorcising the legacy of the past it represents.
South Carolina's Senate vote to remove the Confederate battle flag is an important first step towards honestly addressing our shared history, and the ways its legacy still haunts us 150 years after the end of the Civil War.
It’s been almost a week since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Was that enough time for wingnuts to calm down and realize the Court gave them an escape hatch from the “culture war”? Of course not.
It’s official. Chris Christie is running for president. The only reason for Christie’s run appears to be either his outsized ego or deep delusion about his chances of winning.
There was much rejoicing among proponents of equality and fairness on Friday, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. Among fans of discrimination and inequality, there was despair.
It’s been a rough week for right wingers. First, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. The next day, it legalized gay marriage across the country. Nothing enrages wingnuts like the “wrong” people enjoying health and happiness.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act for the second time, it's time for Republican governors to stop denying coverage to millions more and expand their Medicaid programs.
Two years ago Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal urged the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal went on to become the primary leader of “the stupid party.” Now, he’s running to be leader of the free world.
While he alone held the gun, and pulled the trigger, the shooter’s manifesto reveals the right-wing fingerprints all over the racist act of terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina.
Even as the rest of the country reeled from the horror of the shooting that killed nine at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the right-wing began its shameful spin of what can only be called an act of terror.
After threatening to run for years, real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For real, this time.
In an attempt to revive his already-faltering campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Jeb Bush has officially announced his candidacy. Here’s what you should know about Dubya’s younger brother.
In the world of Fox News, alleged and admitted sexual abusers of children get a pass, but African-American youth have to be “saints” to avoid police violence. What gives?
Police violence against unarmed African Americans occurs against a too-often-ignored backdrop of economic disparity that both fuels and informs the resentments and racial tensions behind the events.
This week, conservatives went out of their way to defend sexual abusers of children, both alleged and admitted, and showed that they have no idea how to treat a lady — especially if she happens to be transgender.
If nothing else, former Texas governor Rick Perry’s candidacy will prove once and for all that wearing glasses doesn’t actually make you smart – or is enough to get you into the White House.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. If you’re wondering, “Who is Lindsey Graham, and why is he running for president?”, here’s what you should know.
As of this week, the race for the GOP presidential nomination has eight official candidates, and no front runner. But it has plenty of gaffes, and promises more to come.
George Pataki - CaricatureGeorge Pataki has announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, bringing the number of official candidates to eight. In case you’re among those asking “George who?”, here’s a primer.
Former senator Rick Santorum is running for president again, and he’s promised that this time will be different, because he won’t be saying the “crazy stuff” and “dumb things” he spouted throughout his 2012 campaign.
This week, two right-wingers who portrayed themselves as exemplars of virtue and regularly lectured Americans on “family values” proved to be far from “pure” themselves.
In the largest protest of its kind, thousands of McDonald’s employees stormed the company’s headquarters today to demand that it stop spending millions manipulating stock prices and start paying workers a living wage.
Nine months after police in Ferguson, Missouri donned riot gear, and met protestors with paramilitary weapons and equipment, the Obama administration has taken its first real steps towards halting police militarization.
This week, wingnut heads exploded when President Obama took them to task for shaming low-income Americans and Michelle Obama spoke about life as the first African-American first lady.
The GOP’s “clown car” primary season has begun, and already the downside of having such a long primary campaign is starting to show. The candidates have plenty of time to contradict and embarrass themselves. And are they ever.
In an increasingly crowded field, Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls are struggling to stand out, but Ben Carson stands out for all the wrong reasons.
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and it looks like that applies to right-wing freak-outs, too. Things in the Lone Star State have gotten so loony that every former Texas governor Rick Perry can’t make sense of it.
Mike Huckabee is back on the campaign trail again. He may try to turn on the charm and moderate his extremist views, but beneath his good-old-boy exterior beats the heart of a theocrat, a homophobe, a hypocrite, and a con man.