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The GOP's Halloween Hollow Weenies

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Marco Rubio can't justify his tax plans, so he attacks the media instead. Ted Cruz can't cruise past his rivals, so he sends cruise missiles at the moderators. Ben Carson denies he has any...

 

Backward to the Future

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Joe Biden wasn't running for president, but nobody believed him until he delivered a long campaign-style speech to announce that Joe Biden is "No" Biden, and that he is still not running for...

 

The Bern Burn vs The Hill Thrill

The Democrats finally debate! Turns out Clinton isn't a pushover, everyone agrees with the Socialist, and Biden didn't join the fun. Hillary, Bernie and the rest of the cast competed on higher ed,...

 

Violence Without Borders

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A gunman executed 9 victims in Oregon, the latest massacre in an endless series, as the crusade for guns without limits leads to shootings that know no bounds. Our own airstrike made senseless...

 

The Best Laid Plans

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While right wingers planned a government shutdown over their plans to defund Planned Parenthood Boehner announced an unplanned retirement, keeping the government open a few more months. Oklahoma...

 

Pope and Change

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Pope Francis comes to America and talks about the climate crisis facing us all, while President Obama makes climate change the next - and last? - priority of his presidency. The Pope invokes the...

 

The Stopped Clock

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Today, the 60-day countdown clock expires, meaning war hawks and Republicans have failed to sabotage the diplomatic deal with Iran. Last night, in a debate of backward and baseless ideas, 11...

 

Refugees. Refuse-ees. Reuse-ees.

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Instead of seizing an opportunity for diplomacy, Republicans are finding absurd new ways to reject, obstruct, sabotage and distract, in a futile tantrum to stop the Iran nuclear deal. As a refugee...

 

Summer Crazy, Some Are Crazier

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Congress returns next week to debate Iran, met with a speech by disgraced Dick Cheney and a rally by divisive Donald Trump -- and that's how war hawks hope to gain support! We experience another...

 

Volatile, Vulnerable and Not So Venerable

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Stocks plunge and rise turbulently, but the rising stock of and rising shock of Trump staying power are the more surprising stories of the week. The global economy’s in the headlines,...

 

Congressional Recess or Congressional Regress?

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Congressional Recess or Congressional Regress? Congress is enjoying their summer break, but many Republicans are eager to return to DC to launch baseless, ruthless attacks against one of America’s...

 

The Good-ish, The Bad, The Really Really Ugly

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The first GOP debate featured a competition to see who would treat immigrants the most cruelly, slash Planned Parenthood the most ferociously, and mock the most egregiously. Jeb...

 

The Daily Show vs The Fail-y Show

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Tonight, one man will leave the stage, beloved, admired, respected, missed. And 10 other men will earn a different reaction as they take the stage for the GOP debate. Jon Stewart has challenged the...

 

Countdown to Crazytown

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With Trump topping Republican polls, GOP pols are pulling no punches as they try to push their way to the top ten who win a prized position in the first debate. Cruz calls Obama a state-sponsor of...

 

Unacceptable. Unelectable?

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What happened to Sandra Bland is unacceptable — as is how unexceptional such incidents are and how tepid our nation’s political response has been. The opposition to the Iran deal is outrageous — as...

 

When Pluto Feels Closer Than Plutocrats

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President Obama announces a historic Iran deal, a triumph of diplomacy and breakthrough for peace, but this chance is lost on GOP war hawks who prefer a policy of fearmongering and endless war. As...

 

Not Just Symbols, Not So Simple

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As the Confederate flag comes down in SC, it’s more than just a symbolic victory in pushing back against white supremacy, yet not the one solution to racism in America. As NBC, Macy’s and the PGA...

 

It’s All Greek To Me

Greece’s economic crisis transfixes Europe, yet it’s so far removed from most Americans that when you explain the problem and solutions, you might as well be speaking, well, Greek. Conservatives...

 

Flags Furthered and Fallen

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A horrendous crime in South Carolina spurs many states to retire a flag associated with a history of horrendous crimes since the days of the confederacy. The Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling allows...

 

Racing Race and Trumping Trump

A shooting in Charleston stops us in our tracks, yet Congress stands still on gun violence while racing to re-vote on Fast Track and scrambling to scuttle Obamacare. Amidst news of pool party police...

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