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?
Terrance Heath

Sanders Pushes Postal Banking

We have millions of "unbanked" Americans. The U.S. Postal Service needs to expand its services. Postal banking is an idea whose time has come, and Bernie Sanders is highlighting his support.

A Vote for Justice Over Money at the FCC

An FCC Commissioner called it "the clearest, most egregious case of market failure I have ever seen." It took over a decade, but on Thursday the Federal Communications Commission set things right.

Who Can Corral the Crazy Caucus?

House Speaker John Boehner gave up the job because he couldn't stand it. Rep. Kevin McCarthy stepped up and quickly bowed out. Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't really want the job, but might take it anyway. Who really wants to lead the crazy caucus?
Jim Hightower

The Great Pumpkin Shortage Is Coming

The imminent pumpkin shortage is only the latest example of how changing weather patterns are endangering some of our favorite foods and drinks. Thanks for nothing, global warming. If this is news to you, try this sampler plate.

Clinton vs Sanders vs O’Malley On Fixing Banking

Which Democratic candidate will take on the banks? They all have proposals that increase regulation and likely break up the biggest banks. But will their administrations enforce those as well as existing regulations if elected?

The Morality of a $15 Minimum

Maybe some jobs are worth risking if a strong moral case can be made for a $15 minimum. That moral case is that no one should be working full time and still remain in poverty. People who work full time are fulfilling their most basic soci

Sanders and Clinton: How Change Comes

The Democratic debate revealed dramatically different views between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on this central question: How the devil do we get the changes we need in the face of Republican obstruction?
Robert Borosage

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.
Terrance Heath

Will Keynes Win The Canadian Election?

Canada's Liberal Party, after losing the prime ministership and being relegated to third party status, is on the cusp of regaining control of the government Monday. If so, it has John Maynard Keynes to thank.
Bill Scher

TPP: Foie Gras for Corporations; Dead Rats for Workers

New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said the TPP contained dead rats every country had to swallow. American workers know they’ll be force-fed the dead rats while the TPP will serve corporations foie gras on silver platters.
Leo Gerard

The Democratic Debate: A Brief Field Guide

The pundits are already dreading that the first Democratic presidential debate might feature an exchange of ideas rather than insults. The moderators will try to "fix that." Here are some program notes.
Robert Borosage

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.
Terrance Heath

Why Won’t Democrats Talk Straight About Trade?

On trade, every Democratic presidential nominee has for the past three decades campaigned one way and governed another. Why does this keep happening? The answer is not money.
Bill Scher

Candidate Scorecard: Sanders Leads, Populism Drives Debate

Bernie Sanders leads the field in our newly released scorecard, grading Democratic candidates relative to the Populism 2015 platform. Most striking: All the major candidates now embrace more populist positions.
Robert Borosage

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.
Terrance Heath
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