Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines

Iowa Continues Its Importance For GOP, Despite Spotty Record Of Picking Presidents

Since 1980, when Iowa held its first seriously competitive GOP caucuses, the first-place finisher has gone on to win the party’s nomination less than half the time.

November 29, 2015

This Week In Crazy: A Cornucopia Of Claptrap

This Thanksgiving, take some time away from the warm hearth of fellowship and family time, and join me as we wallow in the mire of right-wing mendacity, ignorance, and fear. There’s plenty of room.

November 27, 2015
U.S. Senator Cruz greets businessman Trump onstage as they address a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Bromance On The Rocks: Surging Ted Cruz Begins To Poke Donald Trump

Cruz is tentatively beginning to take on the brash New York billionaire after months of cozying up.

November 25, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pauses as he speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California

Post-Paris: Which Candidates Gain, Which Don’t

Is Paris making voters think more about the commander in chief part of the job of president?If so, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are up.

November 25, 2015

This Week In Polls: Trump Wins — And Refugees Lose

Perhaps most pointedly, two different surveys show a majority of Americans opposed to taking in refugees, making the issue very lucrative for Republicans.

November 20, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Vetting Refugees — Like Ted Cruz’s Dad

Seth Meyers recalled Ted Cruz on the show months ago, reminiscing that his father came to the United States after being a Molotov cocktail-throwing Cuban revolutionary.

November 19, 2015
Syrian refugees empty water from their raft as they approach  the Greek island of Lesbos

Race To The Bottom: Governors Turning Their Backs On Syrian Refugees Are Turning Their Backs On American Values

In an ugly abdication of American values and leadership, more than half the state governors declared their intentions to block any Syrian refugees from settling within their respective states. Not only does this go against everything we stand for as America—it plays right into the hands of our enemies.

November 18, 2015

Obama: Republicans Are ‘Scared Of Widows And Orphans’

President Obama ripped into Republicans on the Syrian refugee issue Wednesday, making very specific and pointed charges against presidential candidates, all but calling them out by name.

November 18, 2015
A volunteer lifeguard carries a baby as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos

Hit the Road, Toad. No Different People Wanted

More than half our country wants to ban Syrian refugees, though some states are willing to take Christian ones. Why? Because Christians are more like us than Muslims, even though we are supposed to be a nation where all religions are treated equally.

November 18, 2015

Jeb Bush On Refugees: ‘I Think You Can Prove’ You’re A Christian

Jeb Bush is going all over the place on accepting refugees from the Syrian civil war.

November 17, 2015
The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Paris Terror: Why ISIS Needs The ‘Useful Idiots’ Who Demonize Muslims

Every imbecile who threatens Muslims is an unwitting agent of ISIS; in fact, it would be unsurprising to learn that ISIS itself is covertly promoting such messages in order to intensify enmity between the peoples of the Quran and the rest of the world.

November 16, 2015

Endorse This: Ted Cruz Lands Major Endorsement — God

Cruz’s campaign snagged a major supporter, as specially revealed by Congressman Steve King.

November 16, 2015
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson

Paris Terrorist Attacks Could Mark A Turning Point In Republican Primary

Foreign policy is now at the forefront of the 2016 presidential election.

November 16, 2015

5 Ways Marco Rubio Is ‘Not Much Different’ From Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz and the mainstream media are on the same mission. They want you to believe that Marco Rubio is moderate. In reality, he just puts a pretty face on the worst the GOP has to offer.

November 16, 2015
Ben Carson

White Evangelicals: Early Influence On GOP Race, But Prospects Then Get Shakier

White evangelical Christians are well-positioned to have a strong say in early 2016 Republican primaries and caucuses, nut they could face trouble later in the campaign season, according to a new analysis.

November 12, 2015

It Gets Worse: More About Kevin Swanson, Anti-Gay And Anti-Women Talker — Host Of GOP Candidates

There you are: The man with whom Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal were all proud to share a stage on the weekend before a nationally televised debate.

November 11, 2015

4 Things To Watch For In Tuesday’s GOP Debate

The debate’s focus is supposed to be the economy. That was also billed as the topic of the last one, which at times became a free-for-all as candidates were asked about regulating fantasy football or their biggest weaknesses

November 10, 2015

Ted Cruz Sets Sights On ‘Moderate’ Marco Rubio

The Texas hardliner’s mischievous branding of Rubio as a “moderate” is the first shot in a showdown that may unfold in the coming days of the campaign.

November 9, 2015

This Week In Polls: The Fall And Decline Of The Jeb Bush Empire

It’s stunning to think about: Who would’ve ever thought that there just wasn’t a popular groundswell to elect the brother of the worst president in the last 100 years?

November 6, 2015
Republican presidential candidates 2016 debate

The GOP’s Debate Debacle: Will Republicans Get Away With Bullying The Media?

Will Republicans get away with their demands for upcoming debates? Early signs look promising for the GOP, less promising for journalism.

November 4, 2015

The Republican Reality Show Rat Race

The current Republican presidential race is less a political contest than a reality TV series: a stage-managed melodrama with a cast of characters selected to titillate and provoke.

November 4, 2015

This Week In Polls: Hillary Clinton At Majority Support Among Democrats

Clinton could be benefitting from successes at the Democratic debate and the arguably even more crucial 11-hour congressional hearing on Benghazi.

October 30, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

If you’re still looking for a scary Halloween costume, consider dressing up as a climate change doubter, an anti-vaccine advocate, or an elected official who hunts demons on the side.

October 30, 2015

Rubio, Cruz Dominate Rowdy Republican Presidential Debate

In a dominating performance, Rubio, the U.S. senator from Florida, swatted away Jeb Bush when the former Florida governor attacked his attendance record in the Senate.

October 29, 2015

What To Look Out For In The Third GOP Debate

Here we are again. The engorged ensemble of Republican primary candidates will meet for their third televised smackdown (ahem, debate) Wednesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

October 28, 2015
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