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Friday, June 22, 2018
U.S. Mexico wall

A Teenager’s Visit To The Border — And The Mile That Changed Her

If she wanted to, 17-year-old Mary Grace Geise could pretend that what is happening to migrants at our southern border has nothing to do with her lucky life.

June 21, 2018
Politics, Top News, Congress, Memorial Day Recess, Highway Trust Fund, Budget, Voting, Partisanship, Infrastructure

What Do Those People Want? A Fresh Democratic Agenda

What do those people want? Progress!

June 21, 2018

Devout Christian Ann Coulter Mocks Tormented Immigrant Kids As ‘Child Actors’

Coulter appeared on the June 17 edition of Fox News’ The Next Revolution and attempted to directly address President Donald Trump.

June 19, 2018
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks at a news conference in Boston

GOP Governor Pulls National Guard From Border In Protest

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is openly defying the Trump administration because of its ‘inhumane treatment of children.’

June 19, 2018
Ivanka Trump

‘Trump Is Nixon’ Sign Greets Ivanka In California

President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump was greeted by protesters in Fresno, California, on Monday as she arrived for a Republican fundraising event.

June 19, 2018

Judge In Voter Suppression Case Orders Kobach Return To Law School. Really.

Even more embarrassing than the loss, though, is that the judge thought Kobach’s performance in defending the policy was so bad that he literally has to go back to school.

June 19, 2018

Bannon Attacks Pope Francis For Defending Immigrant Children

You know you’re losing the moral argument when you have to attack Pope Francis.

June 18, 2018
Gene McCarthy

Where Is The Republican Gene McCarthy?

Twice in this campaign year, I have heard candidates publicly disparaging their opponents for, not unlike McCarthy, acting on conscience.

June 17, 2018

Shady Cambridge Analytica Operatives Hired For Trump Campaign 2020

Former operatives from Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm Trump used to suppress votes and run racist ads, are secretly working with his re-election campaign.

June 16, 2018

Imagine GOP Tantrum If Obama Had A Summit With North Korea

There was that time when Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republicans lambasted Obama for visiting Cuba while there were still political prisoners in that country.

June 13, 2018
Senate Health Bill

GOP Attack On Health Care Could Worsen Suicide Trend

With suicide rates already on the rise, the Trump administration wants to dismantle protections for pre-existing conditions — a move that could discourage people from seeking help for suicidal thoughts.

June 11, 2018
adam putnam florida

Florida Failed To Check Concealed-Carry Applicants For Over A Year

Florida gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam oversaw an office that failed to run required background checks on people applying for a concealed weapons permit for over a year…

June 10, 2018

Democrats Regain Midterm Lead In New Polls

A new round of polls has given Democrats a major advantage once again in any predictions for the midterms, and it’s causing some conservative pundits to reevaluate their optimism.

June 9, 2018
burt neuborne

Why Political Reform Is So Difficult — And So Necessary

The system, which was instituted in 2010 and backed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, was promoted as elevating more moderate candidates.

June 8, 2018

Republicans Want To Make Toys — Yes, Toys — More Dangerous

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is giving toy manufacturers more time to comment on guidelines to help protect our nation’s children from dangerous toys.

June 7, 2018
Dana Rohrabacher

GOP Fails To ‘Lock Out’ Democrats In Key California House Races

Republicans had hoped to lock out Democrats from key races in the California primaries, but they failed — and now the chance for Democrats to retake the House is that much stronger.

June 7, 2018

White Supremacist Wins Local GOP Post In Spokane

Emboldened by Trump’s racism, a record number of white supremacists are making their way into mainstream Republican politics.

June 6, 2018
Deranged Trump, Right-Wing

White House Aides ‘Disturbed’ By Trump Obsession With Pardons

Trump reignited debates about pardons last week when he pardoned conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza and floated the idea of pardons for Martha Stewart and Rod Blagojevich.

June 6, 2018

Trump Struggles With ‘God Bless America’ Lyrics At White House Celebration

There was that time that First Lady Melania Trump had to nudge him as a reminder to put his hand over his heart at the national anthem.

June 6, 2018
In California, Democrat Dollars Back A Republican

In California, Democrat Dollars Back A Republican

Californians head to the polls Tuesday, June 5, and to turn more seats blue, Democrats and their campaign machines are pulling out all the stops.

June 5, 2018

An Overdose Is Not A Murder

A couple of years ago at a motel in Columbus, a young woman shared a bag of heroin with her father. Both of them nodded off. Because she woke up and he did not, she was sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.

June 4, 2018
national security

Tariffs Don’t Enhance National Security — They Harm It

The only way Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can treat auto imports as a national security matter is to claim that they damage our economy. “Without a strong economy,” he claims, “you can’t have a strong national security.”

June 4, 2018
kris kobach machine gun

Kris Kobach Stuns Kansas Parade Viewers With Machine-Gun Float

The city of Shawnee was forced to apologize after Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is running for governor, thought a massive firearm was an appropriate decoration for a parade vehicle.

June 4, 2018
Founding Fathers

5 Founding Fathers Whose Religious Views Are Radical Today

To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry Falwell in powdered wigs and stockings. Nothing could be further from the truth.

June 4, 2018

Facebook’s New Advertising Rules Hurting Grassroots Contenders In June Primaries

Facebook’s new political ad-buying rules are sabotaging grassroots candidates in June’s first primaries—and hurting ballot initiatives with upcoming filing deadlines—according to conservatives and progressives who say their campaigns are being suppressed.

June 3, 2018