Opinion

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-prochoice520x300.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-filibuster520x320.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-shutdownstatue520x300.jpg

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?

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-tcruz520x320.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-trump507x476.jpg

No limit to how ridiculous Republicans can get

How embarrassing it must be to be a Republican today.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-taxdodgers350x300.jpg

IRS scandal - Deja vu all over again

Following years during which they did everything possible to attack the president, congressional Republicans launched an attack on the IRS. The media cheerfully picked up on one-sided tales of IRS abuse.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-whitehouse3.jpg

Obama and the right’s “brave new world”

Political pundits seem to agree that the past couple of weeks haven't been kind to the Obama administration.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-oathofoffice520x300.jpg

Obama speech heralds new era

The preident laid out confidently - at times defiantly - a list of policy choices anathema to Republicans who tried to block every piece of progressive legislation during his first term.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-gop-cartoon.jpg

Is the right-wing era over? Not yet

Is the era of right-wing ascendancy over? I would argue that it is a bit premature to reach that conclusion.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-akin3.jpg

Ten of the worst things said in 2012

Sometimes the quotes are bad because they are stupid, sometimes because they are wicked, and sometimes because they are just incomprehensible.

1 2 3 4 522