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.
Rush Limbaugh admitted that "it's now out in the open that the Republican conservative base is not monolithically conservative ... That's not the glue that unites them all."
How can the abortion rights movement reverse the trend of losses in state legislatures? By introducing and fighting for proactive legislation laid out in the brand-new "Playbook for Abortion Rights."
You can understand why Republicans won't talk more about global warming. But there isn't an influx of illegal immigration going on. Why does the obsession on the right persist?
You might have heard that there is lead in Flint, Michigan's water. You're not going to believe how much. But you'll probably believe it happened because of government-hating Republicans.
The racial and religious hatred purveyed by the GOP didn’t improve the pay of white workers. That’s because separated, workers are weak. Unions have always known that. To secure power, workers must stand together.
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley easily gave the most successful GOP State of the Union response in years. So, why do so many in her own party seem to hate her for it?
We matched our Platform for People and the Planet that the Campaign for America's Future helped release last year and a transcript of the GOP debate. Here's what we found.
Fireworks, muscle flexing, invective – the cage match that was the Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C. Thursday night had it all, except any clue about what should be done for the country.
After years of flirting with America’s right wing and egging on a growing rage, the GOP establishment is "shocked" by Trump's success -- and scrambling to save face.
Crybabies. That’s the perfect word to describe conservatives' reaction to President Obama’s final State of the Union address — as well as the official GOP response by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley.
Republicans have been trying to repeal Obamacare for five years. They’ve made no effort to patch the gaping hole that would leave behind because they believe Americans who get cancer and don't have health insurance are on their own.
When President Obama introduced his executive actions on gun control, he wept as he talked about Sandy Hook Elementary. Wingnuts couldn’t understand why he would still cry over 20 dead first graders.
When you hear the rhetoric from the Jack Kemp Foundation's "Expanding Opportunity" forum Saturday, it pays to watch what conservatives have done to low-income people, not what they say.
The Supreme Court has again decided to reconsider "settled law." The goal is to bankrupt public employee unions by denying them funding for services they are legally bound to provide to every worker – including nonmembers.
Right-wing extremists have upped the ante in Oregon. The Feds have a chance to get it right this time and make it clear that criminals — even those with white faces and cowboy hats — will face consequences.
Republicans don't have to run on lower tax rates for the middle class. They just have promise to stick it to the "others" whether it's denying benefits or a path to citizenship, deportation, abusive policing, long prison sentences.
What if angry working class whites aren't attracted to Trump because of economic anxiety? What if their “anxiety” is really just about simple racism — the fact that people they believe are inferior to them are becoming equal in society?
Trump understands the base of the GOP a lot better than Mitt Romney and the Sunday talking heads. These GOP base voters like Putin. Like so much else, Trump is just channeling an existing right wing phenomenon.
Donald Trump’s supporters are now yelling “Seig heil!,” and calling for a black man to be burned alive. Can we call them fascists now? Can we call them racists now?
Republicans put a surprise sneak-law into the big, last-minute “Omnibus” budget bill: it bans the administration from making companies and “charities” disclose who is putting up the bribe money money for political campaigns.
Republican presidential candidates had a chance to take a stand against Donald Trump's dangerous demagoguery at Tuesday night’s debate. None of them took it.
Government spending is not out of control. It's the negative effects of not spending what we should that are threatening to spiral out of control. For conservatives, there is evil genius in all this.
With a Republican Congress, every budget battle is about ratcheting down the things our government does to make our lives better. This year was no exception. But We the People got some things out of the bargaining.
In last night's debate, Republican presidential candidates responded to a shaken nation by serving up heavy doses of fear and insult. Yet in the midst of the hysteria and posturing, there were occasional glimpses of common sense.
Donald Trump will be center stage at the Republican debate Tuesday night, flanked by a rising Sen. Ted Cruz and a flagging Dr. Ben Carson. Those are the front-runners. Enough said.