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Jonn Dingell Is The Trump-Twitter Destroyer America Needs

While still serving in Congress as a spry 88-year-old in 2014, John Dingell was recognized by BuzzFeed as “probably the best person on Twitter” after an errant tweet from an Environmental Protection Agency account led him to tweeting about the shock of learning what a “Kardashian” is.

February 17, 2017
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5 Ways You Can Fight Back Against Donald Trump

I doubt I’ll ever forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made, but — like you — now all I can do is fight back against Trump. Here is what I think we need to do next.

November 14, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives at the airport following a campaign Voter Registration Rally at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, United States, September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hillary Clinton Is Going To Have To Save America

We head into the last few weeks of this election with our societal immune system largely failing and the fate of the nation dependent on one person. Luckily for us, that person is Hillary Clinton. Only one human being has ever defeated Clinton in an election. He’s now in the White House and many of his best operatives are working on Clinton’s campaign.

September 12, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

5 Ways You Know Trump Knows Trump Is Losing

Trump can still win, of course. But his prospects are especially bleak if you believe, as the latest YouGov/CBS News poll tells us, that Clinton is leading in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Romney won North Carolina and Trump is this far outperforming the GOP nominee only in Iowa.

September 5, 2016

Trump’s New Ad Is The Worst General Election ‘Dog Whistle’ In Nearly 30 Years

Donald Trump’s last stand is — like everything Trump has done since he birthered his way into conservative politics — all about winning over white people.

August 22, 2016
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Trump Is A Reminder That Obama Has Made America Greater

At the beginning of the Gathering of the Trumppalos in Cleveland, the president’s approval rating had sunk below 50 percent in Gallup’s daily tracking poll, with only a +2 margin over his disapproval rating at 47 percent. Two weeks later, the president is back at 54 percent, with a 12 percent margin.

July 31, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

5 Ways A Trump Win Could Be Worse For The Economy Than Brexit

As world markets crumbled, Donald Trump was in Scotland, inexplicably doing a commercial for his Turdberry golf course, celebrating the British vote to leave the European Union with a promise that America was “next.” Is that a threat?

June 27, 2016
An attendee holds a sign in support of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally in Santa Cruz, California, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

5 Reasons It’s Going To Be Very Hard For Bernie Sanders To Concede

“I think the party of Lincoln wants to win the White House,” Mitch McConnell said Sunday morning, laying out his party’s cold calculation. “The right-of-center world needs to respect the fact that the primary voters have spoken.” It’s an inauspicious sign that Democrats at this point can’t even agree on a definition of what “primary voters have spoken” means.

June 6, 2016
Speaker of the House John Boehner addresses the members of the 114th Congress after being re-elected as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 114th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

5 Reasons This May Be The Worst Congress Ever

Norm Ornstein, a non-partisan expert on the inner workings of Congress says it’s “no exaggeration” to call this one the worst ever. And sometimes even that seems mild. Here’s why.

May 23, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters after a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

5 Reasons Democrats Need To Unite Sooner Rather Than Later

The future of the world’s climate, the American middle class, and generations of progressive progress are at stake in November. And the sooner that all Democrats unite, the more likely it is we can avoid a catastrophe that by now everyone should see coming.

May 16, 2016

5 Things Donald Trump Learned From Howard Stern

Commentator Van Jones has compared Trump’s mastery of reality television and social media to FDR’s gift for radio of JFK’s flare for television. Stern’s utter destruction of the “fourth wall” pioneered an approach to media that consciously attempted to present that “reality.” Without Stern, Trump is impossible.

May 9, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama toasts with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri during a state dinner in the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

5 Reasons Barack Obama Doesn’t Get The Credit He Deserves

The stock market nearing new highs? Bubble! Jobless claims at a 43-year low? The numbers must be fake! More than 20 million Americans gained health insurance? Obamacare can’t possibly be helping anyone because I know a guy who knows someone’s doctor who said…

May 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during a news conference at the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

5 Reasons You Have To Be Tolerant Of Bigotry To Support Donald Trump

Trump supporters — more than any other candidates’ — oppose diversity, feel minorities are taking their opportunities and generally prefer white people to black people.

April 25, 2016
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5 Reasons Trump Is The Worst Candidate In Modern History

The GOP primary has been defined by the emergence of the most unpopular major party candidate in modern American history.

April 18, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz waves as he arrives to speak at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The 5 Cruelest Actual GOP Policies

At this point, Trump’s brutality is all theoretical. But Republican cruelty is actual policy, and it has decimated states across the country.

April 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz is accompanied by his wife Heidi and daughter Caroline as he speaks about the primary election results in Florida, Ohio and Illinois during a campaign rally in Houston, Texas March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Trish Badger

5 Reasons The GOP Shouldn’t Trade Donald Trump For Ted Cruz

Here’s why the party may regret trading a dangerous demagogue who will say anything to win for a dangerous demagogue who actually believes the terrible things he says.

April 4, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump looks to the cameras at the back of the arena during a rally at Clemson University in Pendleton, South Carolina, in this February 10, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

5 Reasons Republicans Will (Mostly) End Up Backing Donald Trump

The safest bet in 2016 is against the GOP demonstrating any ability to coordinate resources against Trump.

March 28, 2016
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5 Reasons Trump Won’t Win In November — And One Way He Could

Let’s start by clearing up the dumb misconceptions about the 2016 presidential election.

March 21, 2016

5 Hidden Ways Obama Has Transformed America For The Better

You can judge President Obama’s results by how desperate Republicans are to reverse them. If there’s ever a time to stop and appreciate the singular presidency we’ve just all lived through, it’s now. Here are five hidden successes from the president’s tenure.

January 11, 2016
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5 Best Things That Happened In 2015

Amidst the domestic sturm und dang of overly hyped fears and hysterical pandering to our worst instincts, continued progress around the world made us safer, healthier and potentially even smarter. So as a public service and a tribute to the truth, let’s dwell on the positive developments of the past year for a moment.

January 4, 2016

The 5 Worst Things To Happen In 2015

You didn’t have to look very hard to find things to depress you in 2015. These five events are not meant to be an exhaustive list. But these problem symbolize the worst of what we’ve experienced in 2015 with the most potential for wrecking more havoc in 2016.

December 28, 2015

5 Worst Moments For America In The GOP Debates

The Republican debates resemble actual politics about as much as ‘The Apprentice’ resembles actual business or Trump resembles an actual statesman. The deception and propaganda masquerading as tough tough talk began at the first debate and just keeps getting worse. Here are the five worst moments so far.

December 21, 2015
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5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Scarier Than Donald Trump

Ted Cruz’s trademark is his sly evasion, and it makes his extremism much harder to pin down. Trump is troublesome, but Cruz is much more insidious — and a Cruz win would be far scarier. Here’s why.

December 14, 2015
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5 Reasons White Working-Class Voters Are So Scared

Aging white voters — especially those who have no college education — feel an acute loss of status, opportunity, and security. To deflect their angry anxiety, they’re being encouraged to rage against ethnic minorities. Here are five reasons why scared white voters can be tricked into sucking up to a billionaire who thinks they’re overpaid.

December 7, 2015
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5 Things To Tell Your Republican Relatives At Thanksgiving Dinner

Republicans need to believe that Barack Obama is a failure on par with George W. Bush and nothing you say will change that. But if politics come up at Thanksgiving, make these points for the benefit of your relatives who are not immune to facts.

November 23, 2015