Wingnut Week In Review: Lowering The Flag

The Confederate battle flag at South Carolina’s capitol was finally lowered today, after flying for more than half a century. Many American’s cheered as the symbol of hatred and bigotry finally came down. Wingnuts, not so much.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: Forever Hold Their Peace, Again

It’s been almost a week since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Was that enough time for wingnuts to calm down and realize the Court gave them an escape hatch from the “culture war”? Of course not.
Terrance Heath

Five Things To Know About Chris Christie

It’s official. Chris Christie is running for president. The only reason for Christie’s run appears to be either his outsized ego or deep delusion about his chances of winning.
Terrance Heath

The Worst Wingnut Reactions to Marriage Equality

There was much rejoicing among proponents of equality and fairness on Friday, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. Among fans of discrimination and inequality, there was despair.
Terrance Heath

Now We Build A Fair Trade Movement

What do we do now that fast-track trade authority has passed? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And then, win or lose, we build a fair trade movement.

Wingnut Week In Review: Health and Happiness

It’s been a rough week for right wingers. First, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. The next day, it legalized gay marriage across the country. Nothing enrages wingnuts like the “wrong” people enjoying health and happiness.
Terrance Heath

4 Reasons Bobby Jindal Has No Chance of Being President

Two years ago Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal urged the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal went on to become the primary leader of “the stupid party.” Now, he’s running to be leader of the free world.
Terrance Heath

Senate Votes To Fast-Track Jobs Out, More Corporate Power In

"This is a day of celebration in the corporate suites," said Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown after the vote – and a day to resolve to replace Wall Street-beholden members of Congress with true representatives of the people's interests.
Isaiah J. Poole

Sorely Needed: New Trade Vision

Instead of conceding 20 years of failure and forging a new path on trade, the House cleared the way to destroy more American jobs. The Senate votes today on fast-tracking more jobs and factories overseas.
Leo Gerard

Wingnut Week In Review: Call It What It Is, Or Be Complicit

Even as the rest of the country reeled from the horror of the shooting that killed nine at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the right-wing began its shameful spin of what can only be called an act of terror.
Terrance Heath

They Are Trying To Sneak Fast Track Past Us Again

Wall Street and the big corporations don't like to lose. It looks like The Money has told the Republicans to try again to get Fast Track through and they are preparing to vote before we can rally and organize people to try to stop it again.

Who’s The Real Populist In This Presidential Campaign?

In the early stages of any presidential campaign, the race for money is accompanied by an “ideas primary.” What’s striking about the salad days of the 2016 race is that populism is leading the ideas primary of both parties.
Robert Borosage
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Seven Things You Should Know About Jeb Bush

In an attempt to revive his already-faltering campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Jeb Bush has officially announced his candidacy. Here’s what you should know about Dubya’s younger brother.
Terrance Heath

The 28 Democrats Who Voted For Fast Track

On Friday 28 Democrats sided with Wall Street and the multinational corporations against 99 percent of Americans. They voted to pass fast track trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. These are their names.

Push Comes to Shove on Fast Track

The vote on fast track is slated for Friday. It is too close to call. The backroom dealing is frenzied. But the choice is simple: Will we continue our ruinous trade policies or will Congress set a new course?
Robert Borosage
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The 19 Democrats in the TPP Hall of Shame

Nineteen Democrats have joined 110 Republicans in support of fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Meanwhile, there are 145 minds to sway, including 41 Democrats.
Richard Long

Democracy Demoralized

Once in office, politicians are far more likely to meet with donors than with voters. And they’re far more likely to pass legislation coveted by the rich than crucial to the rest. The result is the government helping the rich get richer.
Leo Gerard

Last Chance For Clinton On Fast Track

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has so far chosen to remain silent on fast track trade authority, refusing to take a position. This is her last chance. The vote could be Thursday.

Anticipatory Bribery

In every election cycle since 2008, more money has gone into lobbying at the federal level than into political campaigns. And an increasing portion of that lobbying money has gone into the pockets of former members of Congress.

Will TPP Kill The Post Office?

Corporations are famous for sneaking things into laws and regulations before the public can rally to stop it. Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership's wording on state-owned enterprises a mandate for privatization?

Wingnut Week In Review: Offensive Defense

This week, conservatives went out of their way to defend sexual abusers of children, both alleged and admitted, and showed that they have no idea how to treat a lady — especially if she happens to be transgender.
Terrance Heath
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