March 27, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Cruzin’ For Bruising Let’s be clear. Sen. Ted Cruz is not going to be president. Nor is he going to be the Republican nominee. But his wingnut tendencies will make 2016 a headache for Republicans, and … Continue reading
March 26, 2015
Comments Off on Black Unemployment Report Shows Need For The People’s Budget
Black Unemployment Report Shows Need For The People’s Budget Yesterday House Republicans passed a budget with no new funding for job creation. Today a new report on black unemployment shows the urgent need for investment in job creation. In a … Continue reading
March 25, 2015
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Republicans in Congress today will vote on budget proposals that are essentially meaningless, except that they lay out how the GOP would like to structure federal policy and priorities. The White House has its own fact sheet about the House … Continue reading
March 23, 2015
Ted Cruz Is Running For President. Here Are The Crazy Things He Believes In a speech at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia — a right-wing school established by Jerry Falwell — Sen. Ted Cruz (R, Texas) announced his candidacy for … Continue reading
March 13, 2015
Wingnut Week In Review: Rapping’ On Racism Americans were appalled this week, when video surfaced of Oklahoma University SAE fraternity brothers singing an incredibly racist tune. Wingnuts were appalled that the rest of the us were appalled.
March 10, 2015
Comments Off on Republicans Ignore the Message of Selma
Republicans Ignore the Message of Selma Despite rumors that House Republican leadership would skip the 50th anniversary of Selma, several Republicans showed up to commemorate the historic civil rights march. They missed the point so completely, that they might as … Continue reading
March 6, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: The Selma Edition
In what may be one of the dumbest political moves of the year so far, no Republican leaders will be going to the 50th anniversary ceremonies in Selma this weekend. Not a single one.
March 6, 2015
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50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson Fifty years after Selma, the Department of Justice Report on Ferguson reveals the same racism the Selma marchers stood against, and the same economic consequences. On Wednesday, nearly fifty years … Continue reading
March 4, 2015
Comments Off on President’s Task Force Takes Baby Steps To Post-Ferguson Policing Reform
In August, 100 social justice leaders, Members of Congress, faith leaders, artists, and activists signed an open letter to President Obama, laying out seven action areas in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. This week, the President’s Task … Continue reading
February 27, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Papa Bear Roars Bombastic Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, affectionately dubbed “Papa Bear” by Steven Colbert, formerly of “The Colbert Report,” is in so much trouble that he’s even defending President Obama. It’s that bad. Papa … Continue reading
February 25, 2015
Comments Off on People Powered Campaign Pushes Back Against “Mayor 1 Percent”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had everything going for him that an incumbent could hope for, but a populist uprising still forced him into a runoff, in a re-election campaign he was almost certain to win.
February 24, 2015
Comments Off on The GOP Can’t Run From Giuliani’s Hateful Rhetoric.
Republicans can’t run from Rudy Giuliani’s hateful rhetoric about President Obama’s patriotism, because the base won’t let them. This is who they are. Last week, former New York Mayor and failed GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani ruined a quiet dinner, … Continue reading
February 22, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: American Jihad? ISIS wants a holy war with America. Fox News and the wingnut brigade are aching to give them one. Will those who’ve learned nothing from history doom the rest of us to repeat it?
February 13, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Standing in the Courthouse Door
Standing in the Courthouse Door After a federal judge struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, “Ten Commandments” judge Roy Moore channelled governor George Wallace, and all the usual wingnuttery ensued. More than 50 years ago, Alabama governor George Wallace … Continue reading
February 12, 2015
Comments Off on Obama’s Right: Shame On Staples. Shame On The Republican House, Too.
The president is right. Staples is cutting workers’ hours (and paychecks) to avoid providing health insurance. Shame on them, but that’s only half the story. Earlier this week, Buzzfeed reported that the office supply giant Staples, Inc., has begun limiting … Continue reading
February 10, 2015
Comments Off on We Must Not Let Greece Go It Alone
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has written a letter asking Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to explain her inaction and the Fed’s silence on Greece’s stand against austerity. The stakes are too high for the U.S. to let Greece go it … Continue reading
February 6, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: No Vaccine For Stupid
This week, conservatives’ anti-science agenda blew up in their faces, Republican Aaron Schock landed in hot water for his interior design choices, and Bobby Jindal got an enlightening makeover. No Vaccine For Stupid It started innocently enough. Asked about a … Continue reading
February 3, 2015
America is in the middle of a measles outbreak, and conservatives are rushing to embrace the anti-vaccine movement. That anti-science, anti-social position is in light with conservatism’s rejection of responsibility to the greater community. America is in the middle of … Continue reading
January 30, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: From Rogue to Reject
This week, we saw the beginning of the end of conservatives’ love affair with Sarah Palin (maybe), and said farewell (but probably not goodbye) to a regular on “Wingnut Week In Review.” From Rogue to Reject It took them long … Continue reading
January 28, 2015
Comments Off on An Unbroken Line of Violence
An Unbroken Line of Violence In ten years of blogging, much of my writing comes down to telling stories, and stitching them together into a bigger context. It’s been my thing, for a while now, because it just made sense … Continue reading