Charleston, the Republican right, and the lessons of Martin Luther King

Few people are claiming that there was anything random or mysterious about the brutal murder of nine innocent African American people in Charleston.


The cost of war for families

In February of 2014, Senate Republicans blocked a $21 billion plan to build new VA clinics because they said it was too expensive.


Blocking right-wing power grab the priority in 2014 elections

Blocking the right-wing Republican power grab is the number one priority of all progressives in the Nov. 4, 2014 elections.


My father, Southern Baptists, and the battle for the soul of America

What happened with Southern Baptists and like-minded fundamentalists has occurred on a larger scale with American politics.


Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.


Chris Christie’s hero

In Christie's own words, one can see what he really stands for. His praise of Walker, the Koch-owned governor of Wisconsin, shows his true political colors.


Abortion foes should not use people with disabilities as props

With the constant attacks on reproductive rights, it is easy to feel your blood boil every time another right-wing, anti-choice message comes your way.


Senate curbs filibusters in blow against GOP "pirates"

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Democrats, fed up with endless Republican obstructionism, voted to end filibusters on nearly all presidential nominees.


Government shutdown to crash into debt ceiling crisis?

Way over a million workers are immediately affected by the shutdown. Will they get back pay once the government starts up again? With this Congress, who knows?


GOP strategy: Tune out, turn off, drop out

The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.

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