Donald Trump needs to make a 180-degree turn to win two-time Obama voters in swing states. He has shown a greater capacity to flip-flop than Mitt Romney did in 2012. But he also needs to hold on to his right flank.
The People's Budget formally released this week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus is not a symbolic exercise. It is central to a debate that the country must have to challenge economic thinking in both political parties.
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.
Competing budgets offer a sharp contrast between the progressive vision of a government working to strengthen working families and a conservative vision of government that all but abandons struggling people.
Last week Donald Trump's rallies took yet another dark turn, but if he plays his cards right, a few months down the line he might have succeeded in muddying reality enough to have most Republicans blaming Democrats for what he started.
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?
In this video interview, the syndicated columnist explains how Donald Trump rose from the ashes of failed conservative ideology, a theme he explores in his latest book.
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.
Why should you and I have to keep paying Mitch McConnell’s salary? The Kentucky Republican is the Senate majority leader, but he doesn’t lead much. In fact, he really doesn’t do much of anything. McConnell says “no” to every task at hand.
Trump is not supposed to be like other politicians. He's refreshing. He's not beholden to anyone. He tells it like it is. This is wrong. He is the worst kind of politician. He is megalomaniacal phony.
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.
You are the captains of American industry, the titans of Wall Street, and the billionaires who for decades have been the backbone of the Republican Party. But you’re paying a big price – and about to pay far more.
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of a Texas anti-abortion law (HB 2). This case is the result of a constitutional crisis, and the court's ruling will determine whether or not that crisis is resolved.
Normally (and according to the Constitution) the process is that the President nominates a new justice, the Senate holds hearings, and there is a vote to confirm that nominee or not. According to the Constitution, that’s their job.
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.
A Donald Trump nomination means several elements of the Republican Party will sit out the election, vote third-party or even vote Democrat. The seams of the GOP coalition are tearing apart in front of our eyes.
Both men would be disasters for America, but Ted Cruz would be the larger disaster. Cruz is more fanatical, disciplined, and strategic. He's a true believer, and a loner who's willing to destroy government institutions to get his way.
The confrontation over selecting a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court shows how politicized our courts have become, exposing judicial decisions as political choices rather than legal ones.
Trump's non-ideological campaign of hate would split the party, whether or not the GOP allows him to claim the nomination. Better to excommunicate him, cleanse the party of hate and purify conservatism.
Conventional wisdom states that Republicans have every political reason to block anyone President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court. Here's why that's wrong.
I’m writing to you today to announce the death of the Republican Party. It is no longer a living, vital, animate organization. It died in 2016. RIP. It has been replaced by warring tribes.
With one question, moderator Gwen Ifill flipped the script on race relations in America, during the last Democratic presidential debate. Now, Democrats must learn how to answer it.
Give the feds credit. Playing the long game in the Oregon standoff worked. Not only did they bring in the last of the wannabe “militiamen” without giving them what they wanted, federal agents also nabbed the grandfather of them all.
Corporate conservatives are accusing Sanders of "buying votes" by "promising" "free stuff." Is it true? The people who consider the things We the People "get" from government just "free stuff" misunderstand the purpose of government.
We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity, and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it will take to fix it.
The Flint lead disaster exposed the callousness of people like Michigan’s governor, who blame the poor for all of their misfortune.
Meet Ted Cruz, the Republican winner of the Iowa caucuses. He’s a liar, a jerk, and nobody who knows him remotely well — including his fellow Republicans and, quite possibly, his own family — appears to like him much.
Conventional wisdom said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wouldn’t even get close to becoming president. This week Cruz won the Iowa Caucuses, and got a little closer to the White House. Here’s why that should scare you.
The Heritage Foundation has released its annual “Index of Economic Freedom.” As we enter an election influenced by anger at an economy rigged in favor of the wealthy, it’s time to ask: What is “economic freedom," and who is it for?
Working America found among white blue-collar workers huge support for Donald Trump, who like a preacher of prejudice validates cursing the nation’s marginalized and accusing them of emptying workers’ bank accounts.
George McGovern was the Democratic nominee against incumbent Richard Nixon in the 1972 election. He lost in a landslide. Were the right lessons learned from that campaign?
This week two major right-wing crusades that started out with pretty big bangs -- the Oregon Standoff and the Planned Parenthood sting -- ended with disappointing (for wingnuts) whimpers.
A vote for Trump is to confirm the liberal stereotype of conservatives as racists. To have the last laugh, you can't prove us liberals correct. You need to prove us wrong.
The latest wave of people being cut from the federal food assistance program is the latest chapter in a misguided ideological campaign to "end welfare as we know it."
Fox News hosted its Republican debate last night without Donald Trump. He was both missing and missed. Fox focused on the right-wing fixations – and left out most of what concerns America.
Conservatives are responding to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis with the same depraved indifference that helped contaminate the city’s water and expose thousands of children to lead poisoning.
Like the former venture capitalist he is, GOP Gov. Rick Snyder denied Flint, Mich., the funds it needed to keep clean water flowing, then asked for a federal bailout when Flint's kids were poisoned by lead-tainted water.
With Iowa's caucuses on the horizon, the GOP primary has only gotten more unpredictable. What it reveals is a number of fault lines in what was once a party neatly unified by tax cuts, "family values" and Old Glory.
Just like a cold sore, Sarah Palin has returned — again. And just like every time before, it’s not pretty. Not pretty at all. She turned up in Ames, Iowa to endorse Donald Trump, and ramble her way back into the national spotlight.