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.
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.
Will our country prioritize people, human rights, and morality — or corporate profits? Pride@Work hopes our country will prioritize human rights in upcoming trade agreements.
The progressive presidential candidate went to a pillar of the religious right – Liberty University – and highlighted the immorality of income inequality and the rigged economy that produced it.
NAFTA hit us hard; now it looks like TPP will hit us much, much harder. Something we still do in the US is being negotiated away so that executives can pocket even more of those lost wages for themselves.
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.
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.
“No more business as usual!” is the battle cry of America’s Journey. Voting rights, Black lives, Jobs with Justice, and education are all linked on the Journey.
How did an unapologetic liberal like Bernie Sanders with a campaign that relies on small donors even come close to threatening a candidate like Hillary Clinton? Look at his platform.
Nobody expected to be actually talking about Bernie Sanders being the Democratic presidential nominee. But whether he is or not, the political discussion Sanders wanted has started.
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.
To get the Trans-Pacific Partnership finished as soon as possible, U.S. negotiators appear to have tried to sell out auto-parts manufacturers in the U.S. to the benefit of countries like China.
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.
While Americans disagree on social issues like gay marriage and abortion, they’re actually pretty unified on the bread and butter economic issues that Bernie has made the core of his campaign.
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.
Legislators are busy people and must travel. Requiring them to be present while staffers who are versed in trade legalese examine the text of TPP is a way of keeping legislators and their staff from knowing what is in the agreement.
On Monday presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to the emerging Student Debt Voter movement with her own plan to reduce the cost of college education and reduce the burden of student debt.
Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades.
TPP is not dead. There is still time to squeeze this through Congress before the real Presidential campaign season begins if they can complete TPP in August.
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.
"NAFTA-style" "trade" agreements like TPP contain "investor-protection" provisions that allow corporations to sue governments for passing laws and making regulations that might limit their expected profits.
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.
The GOP believes individuals like The Donald attain riches through their own guts and gumption with no aid from community, country or inherited wealth. It’s just that when The Donald expresses their credo, he ignores their shinola.
As he rises in the polls and draws larger and larger crowds, Bernie Sanders is forcefully addressing structural racism, and its direct connection to economic inequality.
After over two months as an announced presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) for the first time came out for substantive sentencing reforms, in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday,
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.
What European leaders don’t understand — nor do Republicans — is that in hard times, you can’t cut your way to prosperity. But when times are hard you need government to provide economic stimulus to grow your way to prosperity.
As a result of Bush’s “work harder” scolding, Americans know what that symbol is at the end of the name Jeb! on all his presidential campaign literature. It’s a whip handle and blood splotch. As President, he’d crack Americans into shape.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has scored the biggest sugar daddies in the GOP presidential primary, but it may not be enough to get him the Republican presidential nomination, or the White House.
Scott Walker will announce for president today. After standing for 25 primary and general elections in 25 years, Walker has now set his eyes on the White House. Here is what you need to know about Walker’s record.