February 26, 2016
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Unintelligible Yelling
Thursday night’s tenth GOP presidential debate was, ironically, best summed up by CNN’s closed captioner for the hearing impaired. Last night’s Republican presidential debate was many things, but you only need to watch about 30 seconds to get the gist … Continue reading
February 24, 2016
Comments Off on Black Votes Matter, Because Black Lives Matter
Black Votes Matter, Because Black Lives Matter In the 2016 presidential primary, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders can’t afford to take African-American votes for granted. With the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary behind them, both Clinton … Continue reading
February 16, 2016
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With one question, moderator Gwen Ifill flipped the script on race relations in America during the last Democratic presidential debate. Now, Democrats must learn how to answer it. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff of PBS made history at the Democratic … Continue reading
February 12, 2016
Wingnut Week In Review: The Last Roundup Give the feds credit. Playing the long game in the Oregon standoff worked. Not only did they bring in the last of the wannabe “militiamen” without giving them what they wanted, federal agents … Continue reading
February 11, 2016
Comments Off on A Nation of Flints
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of the iceberg. We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it … Continue reading
February 5, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Everybody Hates Ted Meet Ted Cruz, the Republican winter of the Iowa caucuses. He’s a liar, a jerk, and nobody who knows him remotely well — including his fellow Republicans and, quite possibly, his own family … Continue reading
February 4, 2016
Comments Off on Ted Cruz Won The Iowa Caucuses. Here’s What He Wants To Do To America.
Ted Cruz Won The Iowa Caucuses. Here’s What He Wants To Do To America. From the moment he launched his presidential bid, conventional wisdom said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wouldn’t even get close to becoming president. This week Cruz won … Continue reading
February 2, 2016
The Heritage Foundation has released its annual “Index of Economic Freedom.” As America enters an election season increasingly influenced by anger at an economy rigged in favor of the wealthy, maybe it’s time to ask: What is “economic freedom,” and … Continue reading
January 29, 2016
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Out With A Whimper
This week two major right-wing crusades that started out with pretty big bangs — the Oregon Standoff and the Planned Parenthood sting — ended with disappointing (for wingnuts) whimpers.
January 21, 2016
Comments Off on Buying A Ticket Out of The Powerball Economy
The record $1.5 billion jackpot has been won, and Powerball mania has died down for now, but Americans are still stuck with a Powerball economy powered by the “lottery mentality.”
January 15, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Haley’s Comment South Carolina governor Nikki Haley easily gave the most successful GOP State of the Union response in years. So, why do so many in her own party seem to hate her for it?
January 13, 2016
Comments Off on Conservative Crybabies and at Obama’s Last SOTU
Conservative Crybabies and at Obama’s Last SOTU Crybabies. That’s the perfect word to describe conservatives’ reaction to President Obama’s final State of the Union address — as well as the official GOP response by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley.
January 8, 2016
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Presidential Tears And Wingnut Clowns
Wingnut Week In Review: Presidential Tears And Wingnut Clowns When President Obama introduced his executive actions on gun control, he wept as he talked about Sandy Hook Elementary. Wingnuts couldn’t understand why he would still cry over 20 dead first … Continue reading
January 5, 2016
The right-wing lawlessness on display in the armed standoff in Oregon must not stand. The federal government needs to get it right this time, or risk emboldening homegrown extremists.
December 23, 2015
Comments Off on 2015: The Year That Black Lives Mattered, At Last
Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Laquan McDonald. Sandra Bland. Walter Scott. Rekia Boyd. Tamir Rice. Most Americans have at least heard their names, and the stories of how they died. We have seen videos and images of their deaths, or of … Continue reading
December 18, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Seig Hair
Wingnut Week In Review: Seig Hair Donald Trump’s supporters are now yelling “Seig heil!,” and calling for a black man to be burned alive. Can we call them fascists now? Can we call them racists now?
December 17, 2015
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Republican presidential candidates had a chance to take a stand against Donald Trumps dangerous demagoguery at Tuesday night’s debate. None of them took it.
December 11, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump vs. American Eagle
Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump vs. American Eagle Animals have a sense about people. They just know when someone is trouble. So it really wasn’t a surprise when an American bald eagle attacked Donald Trump.
December 11, 2015
Comments Off on Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Let Another Crisis Go To Waste?
Faced with outrage against police violence, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must decide whether he will turn crisis into an opportunity for accountability and healing for his city. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is famous for “Rahm’s Rule” of political crises management: … Continue reading
December 9, 2015
House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. by saying, “this is not who we are as a party or a country.” Ryan is mistaken: Trump represents exactly what the GOP is, and … Continue reading