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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Ron Johnson

Danziger: None Dare Call It Conspiracy

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

January 30, 2018
FBI conspiracy

GOP Senator Hyped Silly ‘Secret Society’ FBI Conspiracy — Based On Joke Text

Republicans are desperate to derail the Russia investigation with FBI conspiracy theories about the text message correspondence between bureau officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two officials privately trashed Donald Trump during the Clinton server investigation, but also several other politicians on both sides of the aisle. As far as Republicans are concerned, this is a scandal that proves […]

January 25, 2018

Senate Health Care Bill Would Leave 22 Million Without Insurance

Republicans have targeted Obamacare since it was passed in 2010, viewing it as costly government intrusion and saying that individual insurance markets are collapsing. The legislation expanded health coverage to some 20 million Americans, through provisions such as mandating that individuals obtain health insurance and expanding Medicaid.

June 26, 2017

Feingold Faces Koch Smears In Wisconsin Senate Race

Television ads aired this month by the Koch-funded Freedom Works PAC accuse former senator and current candidate for senate Russ Feingold of knowingly ignoring a memo that spotlighted the overprescription of opioid painkillers and other drugs at the Tomah VA Medical Facility. Of course, Feingold never saw the memo, and its author says the Koch ad is a “lie.”

May 31, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Republicans Feeling Heat Over Iran Letter Express Some Regrets

Senate Republicans are beginning to realize what a big mistake they made.

March 13, 2015

Can Democrats Win The Senate In 2016?

The new Republican Senate majority may not last long.

January 28, 2015

Fear May Win Elections, But It Makes Governing Hard

Republicans may use Ebola to win in November, but they’ll eventually come to regret it.

October 25, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Atheists Ruined Columbus Day, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Ebola conspiracies, gay brainwashing, and so much more.

October 17, 2014

Police Forces Nationwide Need A Reality Check

One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic. In the past week, we were treated to widely retweeted photos purporting to show Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol throwing a gang sign. The first controversial […]

August 26, 2014

Amid Ferguson Unrest, Michael Brown’s Family Plans Public Memorial

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — After peaceful protests in Ferguson devolved into the ninth night of unrest, with at least 31 arrests and two shootings, residents gathered to clean up debris from embattled West Florissant Avenue Tuesday morning and the parents of Michael Brown said they are planning […]

August 19, 2014

Borderline Behavior: GOP Demands Action, Blocks Solutions — And Always Complains

Listening to Republicans in Washington (and Texas and Arizona) scream about the “crisis” of migrant children arriving from Central America on our southern border, it is puzzling to realize that they don’t actually want to do anything to solve the problem. Nor do these hysterical politicians – led by that down-home diva Rick Perry, the […]

July 11, 2014

Ron Johnson’s Obamacare Lawsuit Is Becoming Messy — For Him And The Far Right

As Republicans slowly retreat from their war on the Affordable Care Act, ultra-conservative Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit is threatening to turn into one more headache they would prefer to forget. In January, Johnson filed a lawsuit against an Obamacare measure allowing the federal government to contribute to the premiums of lawmakers and their […]

May 14, 2014