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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Peter Lindstrom

Freedom Caucus Takes Majority Party Hostage

Jim Jordan has been the Republican representative from Ohio’s 4th District for 11 years, so when he held a town hall meeting last February, it shouldn’t have been big news. But Jordan is an original founder of the Freedom Caucus, and unlike many of his colleagues now avoiding town hall meetings or hiring companies to recruit friendly audiences, Jordan didn’t attempt to close his meeting to his progressive critics.

June 15, 2017
Trump v the press

Liberals Learn To Love The Freedom Caucus

Even more bizarre was the House leadership’s reaction to the fierce opposition from the Freedom Caucus, and Senators named Paul, Cruz, and Cotton. Ryan and his cohorts insist they were “surprised” by the Caucus’s reaction. That sounded a lot like Captain Renault telling Rick he was “shocked, shocked to find there was gambling going on” in the Café Americain in Casablanca. Because every Republican in Congress is well aware that the Tea Party and the Freedom Caucus are the culmination of American right-wing ideology, and have no interest in compromising on their ideological principles.

March 20, 2017
Birtherism is everywhere now.

Obama On The Birth Of Birtherism

Obsessing over Cruz’s “status” is absolutely baseless.

March 14, 2016