The choice is stark. It is between the uplifting, embracing philosophy offered by Michelle Obama and the Democrats Monday night or the dark and gloomy sky-is-falling, world-is-ending pessimism of Donald Trump an the Republicans.
For four days, the Republicans convened in Cleveland, officially nominated Donald Trump for president, and wingnuttery abounded.
On the day Donald Trump gave his speech accepting the nomination of the Republican party Roger Ailes left Fox News. Ailes' work here was done. Trump's speech was the culmination of the Fox News project.
It's Demagoguery 101: Terrify, then reassure. Threaten people with destruction, then reassure them with the warm embrace of your fatherly arms. It’s what kidnappers do to instill Stockholm syndrome in their prisoners. Trump’s good at it.
The ouster of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, brought on by a long history of sexual harassment, portends big changes for the network he created — and the party it has consumed.
America saw a divided party last night, though what it was divided over wasn't evident if you haven't been paying close attention. They are mainly divided over whether the party should accept America's multiculturalism or fight it.
Trump’s reactions to the slaughter of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the recordings of police killings of black men, and the massacre in Orlando showed he’s a businessman with a heart of stone, a man who would widen the country's divides
What Rudy Giuliani did for New York City, and what Donald Trump promises to do for America, will only make things more dangerous for Americans — both for the police, and for those being policed.
When Donald Trump’s Republican Party convenes in Cleveland, three shadows will haunt the arena. If you look carefully, you're sure to see them. If you’re not afraid, you don’t know your history.
The same week that Democrats advanced the most progressive platform in the party’s history, Republicans crafted a platform that effectively rejects the 21st century.
In appeasing the extreme right by choosing Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump reveals how he hopes to secure enough votes to win the presidency — and how he may have to govern to satisfy the GOP base.
More than 400,000 Americans signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to release his tax returns. On Tuesday, progressive activists delivered those signatures to Trump Tower.
Three shootings made national news this week. Most Americans were outraged by all three. However, conservatives were outraged by one, and silent about the other two.
Your campaign does not represent the politics of Lincoln, the call of justice, or the ethics of Biblical evangelicalism. Instead, your campaign presents an extremist philosophy of hate, greed, racism, classism, and xenophobia.
It took Republicans four years, over $7 million, eight congressional investigations, 11 hours grilling Hillary Clinton, and 800 pages to admit that Clinton was not at fault in Benghazi attack. But that doesn’t mean it's over.
After six years, and more than 60 votes to repeal health care reform, Paul Ryan and House Republicans have come up with a GOP alternative to Obamacare that’s guaranteed to make millions of Americans sick.
Some were excited when Speaker Ryan called a major press conference to present his idea for fixing the economy. But, sheesh. The House speaker's "economic agenda" would fix the economy in the same way a vet fixes your dog.
The name Donald Trump is synonymous with the words “You’re fired!” He made money by brutally, publicly taking people’s jobs from them. And he clearly enjoyed it. Donald Trump is no jobs candidate.
Donald Trump is not just plainspoken, nor is he merely trying to get media coverage. He’s deranged and openly racist, and a manic threat to anyone he dislikes — which is everyone not named Trump.
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.
Earlier this month, the IMF looked at what is happening to the world economy thanks to neoliberal policies and said, "Oh my God, what have we done?" Now ,the IMF is having another "OMG" moment.
Ryan has served up cold conservative porridge. Nothing that showed any lessons learned from the failed conservatism of the past. Nothing that went beyond hack anti-Obama talking points.
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.
Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.
Donald Trump a small-tent guy. Only rich white male Christians like him fit in. That, frankly, is un-American. And certainly unbefitting a person who is supposed to represent the best interests of all Americans.
Donald Trump touts his business "success" as a major qualification for running the country. Recently some news stories have revealed how Trump runs his businesses. What those stories uncovered is alarming.
The Republican Party still has time to change its mind. Republicans still have time to dump Trump. For the good of the country and the world, they must. If not, shame on them.
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.
At TalkPoverty.org, a video and story that national mainstream media isn't writing about the disconnect between the right-wing nostrums the House speaker is peddling and what the low-income people in Ryan's district actually need.
Republicans now face an impossible task: denouncing racism while supporting a racist. They have no one but themselves to blame.
It is easy to scoff at and debunk the “history” Newt Gingrich offers on the walking tour featured in his latest book. But it reminds progressives of the imperative of speaking to American historical memory and imagination.
The principle that every person who wants to work should have a job is one that progressives and conservatives could unite around – if conservatives believed that government had a role to play in helping to create jobs.
Donald Trump told veterans on national TV that he raised $6 million for them. Then he refused to account for where the money went. Trump believes he should always be praised and never held liable, no matter what he does.
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.
Donald Trump contends billionaire presidential candidates get a special exemption from releasing their income tax returns. Dodgin’ Donald doesn’t want workers to find out that while they paid the IRS every week, he paid nothing.
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.