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.
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.
The tea party is holding Lynch's confirmation hostage.
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.
It's patently obvious the GOP is trying to convince retired workers that in order to preserve the system, the disabled should be sacrificed.
Largely obscured by the Syrian crisis in recent weeks have been the moves - from joke to extortion to possible treason - by Republicans in their rabid war against Obamacare.
One of the numerous "scandal" stories in the news this week is the revelation that the IRS supposedly "targeted" conservative political groups for special attention and tax audits.
The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.
The term "sequester" hides from Americans the damage being wrought by a GOP-led Congress bent on slashing programs that help poor and working-class people.
Is the era of right-wing ascendancy over? I would argue that it is a bit premature to reach that conclusion.