Opinion

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Where is the Republican Party going?

The nomination battle is tearing the Republicans apart...or is it? If we only pay attention to the presidential contest, we could miss out on some important factors in this election.

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Clinton takes the long view: Republican victory would threaten democracy itself

In the rush to compare Clinton and Sanders and sensationalize their tightening race, a lot of news outlets totally missed the boat.

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Trump and the Republican elite: Two sides of a single coin

Trump's toxic stew - demagogic, divisive, brutish, misanthropic, incendiary and violent - struck a nerve among a section of the electorate and frightened others.

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GOP stopped being the 'party of Lincoln' long before Trump

Trump shocks Republicans because he is cruder than most, but dog whistle racial signaling is not new to today's GOP.

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Ted Cruz is Trump on steroids

Cruz's tax proposal would hit working families, retired persons on fixed incomes and the poor very hard.

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The stench of fascism seeps into the 2016 elections

Once one constitutional right is attacked no right is sacred; once one community is scapegoated, no one is safe; once violence is acceptable, our democracy is threatened.

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The battle lines are drawn: Rightwing neosecession or Third Reconstruction

We are at a pivotal point in a 35-year long rightwing offensive, begun with the Reagan victory in 1980; neo-secession must be met by a renewed motion for freedom and social justice.

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Senate stalling on Lynch nomination is "unconscionable"

The tea party is holding Lynch's confirmation hostage.

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GOP letter to Iran: a national disgrace

The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.

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On Day One, GOP Congress takes the axe to Social Security

It's patently obvious the GOP is trying to convince retired workers that in order to preserve the system, the disabled should be sacrificed.

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