Boston Massacre: A Mass Scare Into Mass Care?

As we try to make sense of the Boston bombing, some say it should make us fear Islam, distrust immigrants & be suspicious of our neighbors.


America's Running A Marathon, Not A Sprint

We demand answers to Monday's horror, but aside from consoling the injured & showing support to the city of Boston, there isn't a quick way to assign blame, exact revenge or salve our grief.


More Social. More Security.

More Social. More Security. We can reform immigration in a way that builds community with people & families who are contributing to America -- or we can keep criminalizing our neighbors.


Are They Ignoring or Just Ignorant?

As the GOP tries to connect to Latino voters, they first apologize for a Congress member's slur -- which he says he didn't realize was a slur.


The Grand Old Party or A Gay Old Party

As arch-conservatives cling to definitions of marriage as between a man and a woman, more and more Americans come to believe that people have the right to marry whom they love.


Congress: Can't Budget, Can't Budge It

Even the recent heinous acts of gun violence aren't budge the US Senate, which is too scared to tackle a restoration of the assault weapons ban.


Filibustered and Feeling Busted

Because Congress created a Doomsday device that it was unable or unwilling to confront, we're now stuck with the sequester & it's senseless, severe service cuts.


These Rats Are Still On Their Sinking Ship

Instead of stalling senseless sequester slashing, the GOP prefers to prove a point by sinking a ship instead of saving it -- but it's their Party's that's submerging slowly.


Seek or Quest or...Sequester

We could have political leaders who seek to create the prosperous economy of tomorrow. Instead Congress avoids responsibility and follows the path of yesterday's bad choices.


Bleeding Hearts Vs Heartless Beasts

Bleeding Hearts Vs Heartless Beasts

The President's leftward lean in his Address made hardy liberals' hearts beat faster, while Boehner's stony, silent stare made you wonder if his heart beat at all.


Drones and Droning

After years of attacks by unmanned drones -- a practice that has seeded fear & enmity -- it takes a confirmation hearing for the Senate
to finally question the White House about it.


The GOP's Immigrating, But Will They Get Amnesty?

GOP views on immigration are immigrating, and taking up new residence left of center,
but after years of xenophobic crusading will they find a home among reformers?


Obama's Inarguable Inaugural

President Obama sparled his second term speaking of pay equity, marriage equality
& ensuring rights for all Americans...a message Conservatives argued was divisive.


Putting Zen Back Into Citizen

While the NRA pushes a paranoid dystopia, the President proposes common sense steps to calm violence, cool tempers & control guns.


Maybe Kerry Will Beat Bush After All

In 2004, John Kerry proposed a new direction but America voted to stay the course in our wars. Now, America is happy to have drawn down in Iraq & Kerry will soon help us leave Afghanistan.


A New Year Resolution for a A New Year of Real Solutions

The fiscal cliff was an artificial problem caused by a Congress punting an issue and settled by Congress punting an issue.


We Have Bigger Problems Than The Mayans

The end of the world came and went and instead of a Mayan apocalypse, we saw the NRA proposing its own.

The Christmas holiday came and went and instead of creating peace on earth, we scuttled Santa's sleigh with drone strikes.


This Can't Be America's Christmas Carol

While the season calls for Peace on Earth, we mourn victims in Newtown and everywhere. Instead of focusing on Goodwill for All, conservatives resist sensible Newtown, defend assault weapons and call to arm teachers.


Let's Get Fiscal -- And Get Physical

The GOP say the only way to address the debt is to weaken Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security, but we know that healthy, secure Americans make a healthier, more secure America.


New Deal vs No Deal

Tax fairness is a pillar of a successful economy but the GOP wants to further tax cuts for the rich without saying how they'll pay for those cuts...meaning working Americans will pay the tab.