Under Fire and Over It

Clinton might be out of the furnace but she's still under fire for the conclusions of the FBI investigation. Trump is still in a GOP circular firing squad while also under fire for anti-Semitic...Read more

A Clattering, Battering Political Shattering

Turkey reels from explosions in Istanbul that terrorized the city, claimed over 40 lives, and struck at an airport that's a symbol of the globalized world, where East meets West. Britain -- and...Read more

Standing Up and Sitting In vs Shutting Down and Shutting Off

House Democrats stage a sit-in in Congress to demand action to reduce gun violence. GOP shuts down C-SPAN cameras, shuts off lights, and sits on its hands in response to the crisis. Senate Dems stood...Read more

Orlando, Outraged and Overwhelmed

The largest mass shooting in modern history murders 50 and injures many more, and while we do send thoughts and prayers to Orlando it’s also clear thoughts and prayers just aren’t enough. We could...Read more

Knockout Punch?

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With victories on a big primary night, Hillary Clinton delivered a blow -- to the glass ceiling of presidential primaries. Bernie Sanders is still standing for now with a campaign mobilizing millions...Read more

Trump: So Broke He's Breaking Us All


It's reported that Donald Trump's greatest grief is that the greedy grubber's not as rich as he wishes and he's hiding his tax returns to hide the fact that he's not broke, but he's no billionaire...Read more

If Abraham Lincoln Weren’t Dead, This Would Kill Him

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Abraham Lincoln fought to end slavery, preserve our Constitution and reunify America. Donald Trump has the support of white supremacists, disregards the Constitution and divides America. Teddy...Read more

Bathroom, Bigots, Bullies and BS

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Liberals call North Carolina's "bathroom bill" bigotry and praise the president's pro-transgender policy. Conservatives accuse Obama of imperial overreach while bolting to get more states into the...Read more

GOP: The Visions and Divisions

Donald Trump

Trump offers competing visions for America — that compete with Democrats, with Republicans, and even competes with his own visions that he’d stated just days before. The Bushes and some senators peel...Read more

The Revolting Republicans

Donald Trump

The uprising in the Republican base upended every establishment pick, upset hard-core conservative contenders and upped an offensive, obnoxious egomaniac into a national presidential nomination...Read more

April Glowers Bring May Powers

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April turned ugly on the Democratic side as Hillary and Bernie accused and insulted, a sign that the race was too tight for generosity, though following New York and Super Tuesday 3, it no longer...Read more

Bern, Bills and Bets

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Despite massive rallies feeling the Bern, Bernie burned out against Hillary in NY -- while many New Yorkers felt burned by the bungling Board of Elections voter purges. Triumphant Trump lumped his...Read more

It's Up To You, New York, New York

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Often uncontested in presidential elections, New York is now of unquestionable importance to candidate condenters in both parties who seek to avoid contested conventions. A Vermonter with Brooklyn...Read more

Cruz-ing for a Bruising

Ted Cruz

Donald Trump's campaign was cruising until Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment became the latest speedbump, dealing defeat in the Badger State. Though a string of losses may sting Clinton, she...Read more

April’s Fools Have Come Early

Donald Trump Abortion Comment

Donald Trump said women who have abortions deserve some sort of punishment. Later he clarified that the doctors should be punished. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz is gaining female Republicans, since Trump went...Read more

Brussels’ Bombs to Bullies’ Bombast

Fatal bombings in Brussels, Ankara and Istanbul are met with mourning around the globe, but Trump and Cruz choose sinister over somber as they race to throw in bombs on their own. Trump triumphs by...Read more

SCOTUS, POTUS and the Bloated Corrode-Us

Merrick Garland

While the president tries to do his job and ensure the Supreme Court does its job, the Senate Republicans shirk their jobs, and may, as a result, risk their own jobs. A strong Super Tuesday Two for...Read more

Primaries. Not a Secondary Concern.

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The Republicans wanted to focus on the general, on taking on Clinton and taking down Obama’s legacy, but instead have been taken for a wild ride on a primary challenge that has trumped all others...Read more

Courting Disaster

The Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia’s death has become a disaster for democracy as GOP Senators pledge not to consider any nominee, a move that may prove a disaster for them as well. The...Read more

Supreme Hypocrisy

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After the news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, as the Prez ordered flags to half mast, the Republican Party raced past mourning to politicize his death as quickly as possible. Senator McConnell...Read more