Opinion

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Tea party's shutdown showdown could crash the economy

Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.

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No limit to how ridiculous Republicans can get

How embarrassing it must be to be a Republican today.

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

Choosing common sense over lunacy

Millions were horrified when the tea party audience shouted "yeah" and cheered at the suggestion that a sick man with no health insurance should be allowed to die.

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Rick Perry and the push for American theocracy

Recently there has been an increasing push to further inject a right-wing version of Christianity into the governance of the nation.

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Eric Cantor: GOP drama queen with an agenda

Cantor's most cruel political grandstanding came after the terrible tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo., killing and injuring hundreds this year. Cantor proclaimed that he would block all federal relief funding for the suffering people of Joplin until Democrats agreed to cut a similar amount from the budget.

Debt-ceiling showdown: a test of sanity

The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.

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Attention lawmakers: Connecticut is not broke

State workers in Connecticut are in a pitched battle to save their jobs and the services they provide.

Thank you, Governor Walker

It's time for progressives to take a moment to join together in offering Gov. Walker thanks.

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Palin, Paul Revere and the rewards of ignorance

Sarah Palin and her friends on the Republican right seem to have never heard of either validity or reliability.

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