This week the South rose again and tried to go back in time more than 50 years, as former confederate states legislated a queer new twist on Jim Crow; so much for southern hospitality.
House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t save the Republican Party from what having Donald Trump as its nominee would do to the party. Beneath his cool, less orange exterior, Ryan isn’t all that different from Trump.
The GOP campaign has been a hate fest with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz contending for No. 1 hater of Muslims and undocumented workers and women. Hate may have brought the GOP a load of publicity but it lost the party a bushel of bucks.
If the takers aren’t standing in the unemployment line or rushing home from the second job to change diapers, just where are they? Because an awful lot of America’s resources have gone missing.
This week, the problem wasn’t that Donald Trump believes women who have abortions after Roe v. Wade is overturned should be punished. The problem was that he said it out loud.
If either of these men is elected president, we could see the largest redistribution in American history from the poor and middle-class of America to the rich. This is class warfare with a vengeance.
Republicans love to complain about people who get money from the government and refuse to work. That is, unless they’re doing so, by refusing to consider the president’s Supreme Court Nominee.
The GOP is expressing deep derision for 65 million Americans who voted to re-elect Barack Obama and for the American democratic process by obstructing the duly elected U.S. President from fulfilling his Constitutional obligations.
Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-Americans out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “we don’t serve your kind here” may be heard once again in Georgia.
Once again proving the bigger bully, Donald Trump may have caused the wingnut media site Breitbart News to self-destruct, after his campaign manager assaulted one of the site's reporters.
The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
In using the anger of his supporters to justify the escalating violence at his campaign rallies, Donald Trump is cynically exploiting a racial privilege as old, even older, than America itself.
Last week Donald Trump's rallies took yet another dark turn, but if he plays his cards right, a few months down the line he might have succeeded in muddying reality enough to have most Republicans blaming Democrats for what he started.
Having failed to stop Donald Trump, and facing the really possibility of a contested convention, or even a Trump nomination, Republicans are looking for someone to blame. So, who are they blaming?
House Speaker Paul Ryan says, “This is the party of Lincoln. We believe all people are created equal in the eyes of God and our government.” But the party of Lincoln is long gone. It’s now the party of Donald Trump.
Why should you and I have to keep paying Mitch McConnell’s salary? The Kentucky Republican is the Senate majority leader, but he doesn’t lead much. In fact, he really doesn’t do much of anything. McConnell says “no” to every task at hand.
After Thursday night’s performance, the next Republican presidential debate should be held in a middle school boys locker room. It couldn’t have been more juvenile, even if the candidates ran around the stage snapping towels at one another.
It’s too late for the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, it’s up to progressives to stop Trump. Fortunately, progressive leader and commentator Van Jones showed us where to start.
You are the captains of American industry, the titans of Wall Street, and the billionaires who for decades have been the backbone of the Republican Party. But you’re paying a big price – and about to pay far more.
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of a Texas anti-abortion law (HB 2). This case is the result of a constitutional crisis, and the court's ruling will determine whether or not that crisis is resolved.
Donald Trump can’t disavow the support of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for the same reason the Republican party can’t disavow his candidacy — and it could splinter the GOP vote in 2016.
Thursday night’s tenth GOP presidential debate was, ironically, best summed up by CNN’s closed captioner for the hearing impaired, who spoke for all who were appalled and somewhat frightened by how the GOP has devolved.
Both men would be disasters for America, but Ted Cruz would be the larger disaster. Cruz is more fanatical, disciplined, and strategic. He's a true believer, and a loner who's willing to destroy government institutions to get his way.
I’m writing to you today to announce the death of the Republican Party. It is no longer a living, vital, animate organization. It died in 2016. RIP. It has been replaced by warring tribes.
Give the feds credit. Playing the long game in the Oregon standoff worked. Not only did they bring in the last of the wannabe “militiamen” without giving them what they wanted, federal agents also nabbed the grandfather of them all.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.