Monday, November 30, 2015
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Donald Trump and Rick Perry, 2013

5 Reasons It’s So Easy For Trump To Make Republicans Look Like Fools

Why is Trump so successful in drawing his opponents into battles they can’t win? He riffs on a Republican Party that is ripe for contemptible comedy, ridiculous rhetoric, and daring demagoguery.

September 14, 2015
George W. Bush

Republicans Or Social Security? On 80th Anniversary, Still An Easy Choice

Greed is always in fashion on Wall Street. But working Americans see no reason to hand Social Security over to the banks, as the Republican candidates propose, when its administrative costs amount to well under one percent of its revenues.

August 14, 2015
DREAM Act Protestors

Upset With Obama, GOP Punishes Young Immigrants

Thanks to Republicans, undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children must forever live in the shadows.

July 21, 2015

5 Reasons America Needs Immigrants More Than It Needs Donald Trump

We can’t get rid of Donald Trump, who I assume is a citizen though I’ve never held his long-form birth certificate in my hand. But here are five reasons we’d be better off if we could.

July 13, 2015
2016 GOP PRimary

The Trouble With The Huge Republican Field

But does quantity equal quality and an advantage in a general election? Or does it mean endless coverage of positions that could hurt the eventual nominee?

May 28, 2015
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The Right’s Political Correctness

None of the leading Republicans is willing to challenge to the party’s rightward lurch over the past decade.

May 25, 2015
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In Small-Town Iowa, A Mixed Reception As Hillary Kicks Off

Nice and polite as Iowans were toward Hillary Clinton, many of them — even Democrats — aren’t quite ready to commit for 2016.

April 16, 2015
President Barack Obama visits Georgia Tech

Obama Immigration Program, Blocked By Texas Judge, Wins 14 States’ Support

14 states are backing up the White House on immigration.

March 13, 2015
7,000 immigrant children ordered deported without going to court

7,000 Immigrant Children Ordered Deported Without Going To Court

America’s border crisis has become a legal crisis.

March 6, 2015

Obama Order Could Mean Refund Checks For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Republicans are scrambling to fight a little-known consequence of President Obama’s immigration action.

March 5, 2015
US Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Boehner Says House To Vote On Clean DHS Funding

Speaker Boehner is signaling surrender in the GOP’s Homeland Security fight.

March 3, 2015
President Obama in Miami

Immigration Changes Wouldn’t Solve Health Issues

Millions of immigrants will be protected from deportation under DAPA and DACA — but they won’t be eligible for federal health programs.

March 2, 2015
immigration reform

Polls Show Most Americans Favor Pathway To Citizenship

Despite what the Tea Party-controlled GOP would have you think, Americans broadly agree on immigration reform.

March 2, 2015
Rubio immigration protests

Rubio On Immigration: I’ve Learned My Lesson

Marco Rubio won’t make the mistake of trying to pass an immigration bill again.

February 27, 2015
US Senate leaders struck a deal to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday's deadline

Senate OKs Homeland Security Funds, But House Pushes Standoff To Brink

Republicans’ homeland security standoff is coming down to the wire.

February 27, 2015

Endorse This: A Kiss From John Boehner?

Watch Speaker John Boehner really play hard-to-get with the press corps.

February 26, 2015
President Obama in Miami

In Miami, Obama Vows To Veto Any Bill Blocking His Executive Immigration Action

President Obama is daring Republicans to oppose him on immigration.

February 26, 2015
We Vote No Deport

5 Reasons The GOP’s Latino Problem Is Even Worse Now Than In 2012

Republicans’ immigration problem isn’t going away — and it’s about to get worse.

February 23, 2015
John Boehner Steve Scalise

Many Republicans Gambling That A New Shutdown Would Not Hurt Their Party

Republicans seem committed to their worst idea yet.

February 23, 2015
U.S. President Obama meets with a group of young undocumented immigrants - DC

Obama Administration To Ask Judge To Lift Block On Immigration Actions

The White House will make its next move in the immigration battle on Monday.

February 20, 2015
John Boehner

How Republican ‘Success’ Could Sink The GOP Presidential Nominee

Republicans are beating Obama on immigration reform — and their reward may be President Hillary Clinton.

February 19, 2015
John Boehner 2-13

Boehner Offered Free Pass Out Of Shutdown Mess, But He Doesn’t Want To Take It

Republicans appear fully committed to another shutdown crisis.

February 17, 2015
U.S. President Obama meets with a group of young undocumented immigrants - DC

White House To Appeal Ruling Blocking Obama’s Immigrant Protections

The fight over President Obama’s immigration policy is just heating up.

February 17, 2015
Deportation protest

Judge Blocks Obama Policy To Defer Deportation Of Millions

A Texas judge has halted President Obama’s immigration policy. Now what?

February 17, 2015
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5 Policies That Republicans Loved (Until Obama Did, Too)

The easiest way to turn Republicans against an idea is to tell them that Obama is for it.

February 13, 2015
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