Congressional Recess or Congressional Regress?


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...Read more


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


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


The Daily Show vs The Fail-y Show


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...Read more


Countdown to Crazytown


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...Read more


Unacceptable. Unelectable?


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...Read more


When Pluto Feels Closer Than Plutocrats


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...Read more


Not Just Symbols, Not So Simple


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...Read more


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...Read more


Flags Furthered and Fallen


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...Read more


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...Read more


Medicare or Meta-Careless


The President is pushing a trade deal by relying on Republicans, vilifying progressives, and enlisting the help of corporate America. The Heritage Foundation and the Tea Party are on the same side as...Read more


A Very Perry, Graham-Slammed, Am-Bushed Season

Before Jeb even officially announced he’s running, we’re already feeling bushed by reports about Bush, and are about to be ambushed but his money-machine. Now, Lindsey Graham joins the slam, Rick...Read more


Maybe FIFA Should Join the Republican Primary


Maybe FIFA Should Join the Republican Primary FIFA, which runs the World Cup, is given a red card for corruption. But in America, legalized bribery is pouring money into presidential politics. The...Read more


Marathon Men


Rand Paul launches a filibuster-ish fight as the principled voice protesting the Patriot Act, and speaks for a marathon 11 hours becoming, for a moment, an unlikely hero to the Left. In Boston, the...Read more


Fast Track, Amtrak, Off-Track


After the Senate temporarily derailed efforts to rush approval of a corporate trade deal, looks like Democrats are now taking the wrong track and getting back on board with Fast Track. After the...Read more


Deflated Balls


Charges brought in Baltimore offer a modicum of hope to a deflated city that seems defined by despair. Dems and the prez battle over a massive trade deal that has deflated the spirits of those who...Read more


What’s black-and-white with Freddy Gray


In Baltimore, the clear tragedy of Freddie Gray has marked yet another death of a black male at the hands of those in uniforms of blue, leading to protests that are many shades of gray. The issue has...Read more


Waging Wars and Warring For Wages


Diplomacy could be the President’s lasting imprint, but hawks seek to undermine Iran negotiations, and Obama threatens to sabotage his own legacy as his ISIS escalation risks a new Mideast quagmire...Read more


Back to the Future


Delusional, warmongering Senate hawks talk about bombing a Middle East country. Last time it was Iraq, this time Iran — if you blur your vision, you might confuse the two. Big corporations’ cronies...Read more


Little Shock. Less Awe.


The nation is outraged by a video of a police officer killing and framing a man, but sadly the nation isn’t too surprised, as events such as these recur in the headlines. A historic announcement...Read more