The Republican Debate: Seven Trumped-Up Survivors

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.
Robert Borosage

A New Warning Against Taking Black and Brown Votes For Granted

Steve Phillips challenges Democrats and progressives to stop seeing people of color as "nuisances who need to be silenced for fear of alienating White swing voters" and instead as essential to the progressive coalition.
Isaiah J. Poole

GOP Tickles the Dragon’s Tail

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.

Conservative Crybabies at Obama’s Last State of the Union

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.
Terrance Heath

MoveOn Political Action Endorses Bernie Sanders

"This vote was not only decisive, but participation was broad-based, with more ballots cast than any other endorsement vote in MoveOn's history," says MoveOn's executive director.
Isaiah J. Poole

GOP Vows Sickness and Ill-Health

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.
Leo Gerard

Does Hillary Clinton Need To Distance Herself From Obama?

GOP operative Ed Rogers says "this is shaping up to be a change election, and nothing about a Clinton candidacy offers change." But are voters that dissatisfied with the Obama presidency? The numbers don't back it up.
Bill Scher

This Global Ruling Is Just Not Cool

They say that if you get up in the morning and swallow a live toad, nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. Well, we Americans have just been fed a live toad by the World Trade Organization.
Jim Hightower

Right-Wing Lawlessness in Oregon Must Not Stand

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.
Terrance Heath

Why Sanders’ Economic Plan Is Best For The 99 Percent

Bernie Sanders offers the best economic plan for the middle class. And he has shown that he is willing to challenge the Republican Party’s rhetoric, rather than offer a pale reflection of it.
Roger Hickey

They Don’t Really Care About Taxes, Folks

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.
Digby

2016: When the Voting Starts

The posturing and meaningless polls are behind us. Finally, the presidential race heads towards the first primaries. Real people cast real votes. For progressives, 2016 may well be an interesting time.
Robert Borosage

“Make America White Again”

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?
Digby

Wingnut Week In Review: Seig Hair

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?
Terrance Heath

The Saturday Night Democratic Presidential Debate

Live from New Hampshire, it's the Saturday Night Democratic Presidential Debate, perversely designed to draw as small an audience as possible. Yet voters would be interested in the real differences in politics and strategy.
Robert Borosage

Burn the TPP

Fear-mongering GOP candidates divert attention from real problems like bad trade deals and urge us to burn with anger about immigrants and refugees. In a real democracy, the smoldering in America would be piles of discarded TPP texts.
Leo Gerard

Trump and the GOP: This Is Who They Are

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. “is not who we are as a party.” But Trump represents exactly what the GOP is, and what progressive must not let America become.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: A Tale of Two Shootings

Mass shootings in Colorado and California this week, brought out the worst in wingnuts this week, and reminded us that our biggest terrorist threats still come from right here at home.
Terrance Heath

Right-Wing Rhetoric Draws Blood

A Thanksgiving holiday marred by shootings should remind us that our biggest terrorist threat comes not from Syrian refugees fleeing extremist violence, but from homegrown right-wing extremists.
Terrance Heath
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