Paul Ryan’s Sickening Obamacare Replacement

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.
Terrance Heath

Paul Ryan’s Hot New Idea: More Rank Corporate Giveaways

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.
Jim Hightower

Donald “You’re Fired!” Trump Kills Jobs

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.
Leo Gerard

There’s No More Denying It: Trump Is Openly Racist

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.
Jim Hightower

God, Gays, Guns And Orlando

The tragedy in Orlando reveals that the three issues that once made up the Republicans' “winning formula” may have finally ripened into political poison.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: Sit-In Showdown

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.
Terrance Heath

Nobody Cares About Paul Ryan’s Conservative Rehash

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.
Bill Scher

Trump: Big Mouth, Empty Suit

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.

Small Mind, Not Small Hands, Disqualifies Trump

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.
Leo Gerard

Reflections on Orlando: Terror Does Not Discriminate

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.
Terrance Heath

The Anti-Job-Creation Party Wants Welfare Recipients To Work

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.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Buck Never Stops at Donald Trump

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.
Leo Gerard

Crooked Donald Trump

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.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: Trump’s Tinfoil Hat Campaign

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.
Terrance Heath

House Republicans Vote For Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

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.
Terrance Heath

Why Trump Might Win

Americans who feel like they’re being screwed are attracted to an authoritarian bully – a strongman who will kick ass. The former reality TV star appears tough and confrontational enough to take on powerful vested interests.

Wingnut Week In Review: Masquerade

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.
Terrance Heath

Really, Really Rich Trump Is No Workers’ Champion

It’s easy to understand why Donald "I am really, really rich" Trump opposes raising the minimum wage. This guy who was born with a really, really silver spoon in his mouth doesn’t have a clue what living on $7.25 an hour means.
Leo Gerard

Wingnut Week In Review: True Colors

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.
Terrance Heath

Conservative Solution For Puerto Ricans In Pain Is More Pain

House Republicans proposed addressing Puerto Rico's debt crisis by cutting the pensions of retirees and cutting the pay of low-wage workers – to protect wealthy bondholders who gambled on the island's finances.
Isaiah J. Poole

Donald Trump’s Trick To Pose as a Populist

Donald Trump has a trick he likes to use when he wants to communicate two different messages to two different constituencies: incoherence. It doesn't take much to expose incoherence, yet it seems to flummox media headline writers.
Bill Scher

Interest on the Debt Is Near a Post-War Low

As the media erupt in fury over Donald Trump's comments on the debt, it is worth taking the opportunity to remind people that the interest burden on the national debt is near a post-World War II low.
Dean Baker

Wingnut Week In Review: Trumped

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.
Terrance Heath

Seven Things Obama Should Say From Flint

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.
Terrance Heath

Conservatism 1980-2016, RIP

Modern American Conservatism died last night at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It was 35 years old. Myriad diseases in conservatism's early adulthood were devastating and eventually proved to be irrevocable.
Bill Scher
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