The second Republican presidential debate shed light on why the GOP doesn’t want to do anything about climate change. Sen. Marco Rubio led the charge against shifting to green energy. That can't-do attitude could drown Rubio's home state.
Republicans don’t believe that the American government should do things that make the American people’s lives better, so now they are threatening to shut down the whole government. Again.
The days of Republicans getting away with painting Democrats and liberals as incompatible with faith are behind us. And the risk of political embarrassment this week remains squarely with the GOP.
Now it is clear how narrow Scott Walker's base of support was, and how limited is the strategy of union-bashing. Republicans might want to consider appealing to union workers rather than bashing them.
The Republican establishment appears to have decided that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will save it from Donald Trump. Will Fiorina do for America what she did to HP?
Scott Walker should be a cautionary tale to the GOP. His ratings plummeted after he released his anti-union screed last week. Americans oppose union busting because they know unions are a path to achieve the American Dream.
The Republican assault on Planned Parenthood is filled with lies and distortions, and the House vote last week to cut off its funding may lead to a government shutdown. This is, quite frankly, nuts.
Pope Francis arrives in America on Tuesday, meets with President Obama on Wednesday, addresses Congress on Thursday and the United Nations on Friday. But no one knows exactly what he wants to accomplish.
A 14-year-old high school freshman and budding scientist build his own clock, and brought it to school to show his teacher. Instead, he got arrested, and wingnuts lost their minds. Because he was Muslim, of course.
This weeks' GOP presidential debate displayed candidates who not only scorn all things Obama, but brandish foreign policy postures so unhinged from reality they made Donald Trump sound reasonable.
To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails. Not climate change, not growing inequality, or our tattered justice system — just Clinton's emails.
The rest of the Republican presidential candidates are causing people to ask, "Wait, is Donald Trump the reasonable one?" Watch tonight's debate to see the freak show.
Anti-gay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has gone back to work, and back to square one. Although she shows no signs of going away, conservatives want Davis' saga to be over — and soon.
Things got ugly this week, when Fox News anchor Shep Smith told the truth about Kentucky county clerk, and anti-gay theocrat, Kim Davis. The truth hurts, and wingnuts didn’t like it one bit.
The tax plan the Republican candidate has released this week shows he is as wedded to failed conservative economic orthodoxy as his relatives and the rest of the Republican political leadership.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, seemed set to become a full fledged right-wing martyr/saint. Then a funny thing happened on the way to her canonization.
This week, President Obama gave a national landmark its name back. Wingnuts tried to make a mountain out of that molehill. Meanwhile, a Kentucky county clerk goes from standing in the chapel door to sitting in jail.
Wingnut reactions to the on-air shooting of two Roanoke, Virginia journalists brings to mind the famous question Joseph N. Welch asked Sen. Eugene McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” No, they don’t.
Commentators still dismiss Donald Trump as a summertime fling. But Trump's tropes are not simply ravings. They are making a case that many Americans want to hear.
This week, Donald Trump gave the 2016 presidential election its best unofficial campaign slogan yet. Meanwhile, the Duggar family is proving harder to get rid of than a coldsore.
Former right-wing senator Phil Gram seems to have developed a new empathy for people who are demonized. He turned up on Capitol Hill recently, wailing that overpaid corporate chieftains are actually — get this — victims of public bigotry.
Ten years later, the Bush administration's failed response to Hurricane Katrina is a heartrending example of conservatism's most devastating failure, and its most catastrophic success.
Companies that did not use this tax dodge have already paid their taxes. Letting these multinational corporations off would reward the multinationals for dodging, and give them a tremendous advantage over companies that paid their taxes.
When Republican governors promise to bring their budget-balancing skills to Washington, it is worth knowing that those skills involve number-fudging and willful blindness.
Republican candidates start with appropriately grandiloquent anger about the moral depravity of income inequality. But they are as adept as a bunch of monkeys when it comes to solutions.
GOP candidates have occasionally used the right buzzwords – inequality, opportunity, middle class – but they are dramatically failing to give the true explanation about how our economy ended up the way it is.
News of former president Bill Clinton’s private phone calls to Donald Trump pin the weeks before the billionaire launched his presidential bid raised several eyebrows in Washington. It could cause wingnut heads to explode.
A new generation of activists have sharpened the view of the threshold candidates must cross to earn the vote of African Americans, and once again Republican candidates are showing themselves incapable of rising to the challenge.
A beloved lion named Cecil was lured out of his sanctuary in Zimbabwe, and killed by an American hunter. The world mourned, and wingnuts roared that the lion’s death drew attention away from their scam to bring down Planned Parenthood.
Today is Medicare’s fiftieth birthday. It’s improved the lives of millions of Americans, and it can as much for even more people. That’s why Republicans have never stopped trying to end it.
At long last Republican presidential hopefuls crept out of their foxholes, where they’d been cowering and maintaining radio silence, to attack Donald Trump. How noble of them.
We rounded up of the opinions of the Republican presidential candidates on the minimum wage. A few see the light, but most of them oppose supporting American workers with a wage increase. A few even advocate getting rid of it altogether.
The barely-a-billionaire bully has taken over the GOP’s presidential primary playground. The Republican presidential debate will now take place after school, by the flagpole.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker says that he, out of all the GOP candidates, will be “a president who will fight and win for America.” His record as governor shows how much America stands to lose if Walker wins.
Congressional leaders are warning that we are headed for yet another failure to pass a new federal budget, which will result in “major cuts in programs that create jobs and make a difference in people’s lives.”
Ohio governor John Kasich, the 16th candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, is neither the moderate Republican nor the “compassionate conservative” he pretends to be, but he still won’t get the nomination.
Scott Walker is the perfect example of how billionaires can purchase justice to protect their pet politicians. That’s why the Wisconsin Supreme Court dropped its probe into whether Walker criminally violated campaign finance law.
This week, wingnuts attacked Planned Parenthood, with deceptively edited video that would make James O’Keefe proud, got "trumped" again by Donald Trump, and freaked out over the Iran anti-nuke deal.
When Republicans finally choose their nominee for president, he or she will be already bought and paid, for by one or more of the GOP sugar daddies of the 2016 election.
Hillary Clinton focuses not just on economic growth, but on fair growth that benefits everyone. Jeb Bush promises a 4 percent growth rate, but even if he succeeded the vast majority of the country would be left behind.