Friday, May 22, 2015
Republicans
Environemnt, Coal Industry, Pollution, Hazard, Energy, Mountaintop Removal Mining, Congress, Obama, Republicans

As Mountaintop Mining Spreads, Lawmakers Oppose Rule To Protect Streams

An upcoming rule to protect the environment and communities near mountaintop-removal mining operations is contested by Big Coal.

May 21, 2015
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s Agony

Am I am the only one who has any empathy for Jeb Bush’s difficulty answering a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?

May 18, 2015
vietnam memorial

Pacifist Or Chickenhawk? How Jeb (Almost) Avoided The Vietnam Draft

Evidently Jeb Bush remains enthusiastic about war only for other people’s sons and daughters

May 14, 2015
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

5 Lies Paul Ryan Needs You To Believe About Poverty

Republicans have to say the policies they oppose have failed because it’s the only way to argue against undeniable conservative failures. Here are five lies that conservatives insist on you accepting so we can redouble our efforts the help the people who truly need our help — the rich.

May 11, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

A Less Conservative America

Republicans and conservatives have a brand problem. Their presidential campaign will only aggravate it as candidates are forced to double-down on an ideology that is in danger of decline.

May 7, 2015
ObamaBirthers

What’s Partisan About Fact?

The lack of GOP enthusiasm for fact-checkers ought to tell you something. Who could have a problem with a fact-checker?

April 27, 2015
Gays Guns And God

Giving The “Gays, Guns, And God” Bloc Reason To Stay Home In 2016

White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.

April 25, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

In New Hampshire, Christie Inches Closer To Saying He’ll Run For President

He didn’t walk out from behind a large blue curtain to the sounds of Bruce Springsteen. He didn’t recite his “rules” for a town hall meeting. When it came time for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to remove his suit coat, he handed it to an aide, forgoing the signature toss.

April 18, 2015
Marco Rubio CPAC 2012

If Inequality Worries Republicans, Why Do They Keep Making It Worse?

Voters should listen closely to the Republicans who assert that they are the true spokesmen for the working class. What do they propose to address inequality? And how “authentic” is their concern?

April 17, 2015
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio, Once Seen As Front-Runner, Has Some Catching Up To Do

Despite the early buzz, Rubio finds himself just another name in an increasingly crowded field of 2016 presidential rivals who have chipped away at what were once his strongest assets.

April 14, 2015
Money, Politics, Estate Tax, Death Tax, Property, Inheritence, Small Business, Republicans, Farmers, House of Representatives

Why Republicans Want A Bigger U.S. Estate Tax Repeal Than Ever

“The first full House vote on estate tax repeal in ten years would reaffirm Republicans’ position to kill what they have long labeled the ‘death tax.'”

April 13, 2015
Rand Paul

Rand Paul: Libertarian, Except When He’s Not

Senator Rand Paul insists he’s a tight-fisted libertarian who cuts spending and stops waste. But look at what he has done rather than what he says.

April 11, 2015
Ron Paul and Rand Paul

Funny Business: The Financial ‘Shenanigans’ Of Ron Paul And Company

The nagging question about the Paul family business is how much of Ron’s millions were the fruit of his racist, anti-Semitic, gay-baiting, conspiracy-addled newsletters.

April 9, 2015
Voting, GOP, Democrats, Republicans, Women, Demographics, Pew Survey, Minorities, Evnagelical Protestants, Voting Bloc, Millenials

Race And Religion Split Electorate As Campaigns Begin

Survey finds voting preferences for nascent groups — women with graduate degrees, minorities, and millennials — trend towards Democrats.

April 8, 2015
Rand Paul

Can America Stand Rand? Cranking Up His ‘Libertarian’ Campaign

Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.

April 7, 2015
Loretta Lynch, Republican, Senate, Attorney General, African American, Republicans, Successor, Mark Kirk

Kirk Nod Gives Lynch Enough Backing To Become Attorney General

With the backing of five Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the first African American female attorney general looks assured.

April 2, 2015
MarcoRubio

Will Hispanics Ever Love Republicans Back?

How can Republicans expect to win the Hispanic vote if they refuse to change their tune?

April 2, 2015
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Conservative Group Behind Scott Walker’s Political Rise

While the Bradley Foundation has a lower profile than the Kochs, its aims are similar.

March 31, 2015
Photo: Peter Stevens via Flickr

A Make-Or-Break Week Awaits Republican Leaders In Congress

House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have an opportunity to demonstrate that Republicans can effectively govern. But it remains unclear if they will be able to deliver.

March 25, 2015
John Boehner

Boehner Survives, Conservatives Cope: Ongoing Saga Of The 114th Congress

Conservatives aren’t exactly pleased with Boehner’s performance, but he isn’t going anywhere.

March 11, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Strong February Job Numbers Underline Obama’s Performance — And GOP Failure

Obama’s job record is outstanding and continues to smash the idiotic economic predictions promoted by Republicans.

March 6, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a World Bank Forum.

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015
2014-02-26-endorse-this-boehner-kiss-cnn

Endorse This: A Kiss From John Boehner?

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

February 26, 2015
Hillary Clinton

On ‘Morning Joe’: High (GOP) Anxiety About Hillary Clinton

Denigrating Hillary Clinton makes the right feel a little better about 2016. For now.

February 24, 2015
Gov. of Utah Gary Herbert Talks About Medicaid Expansion

A Separate Peace: GOP Governors And The Medicaid Expansion

Some GOP governors are trying to expand Medicaid — without enraging their right-wing bases.

February 18, 2015
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