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Bypassing GOP obstruction, Obama announces steps to curb gun violence (with video)

Obama said, "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold America hostage."

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Trump trying to sell himself as America’s strongman protector

If you listened very closely to the Republican debate last night you could've picked up one or two nuggets that actually reflected reality, but that made the session all the more scary.

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Investing in tragedy: the political economy of mass shootings

There seems to be a mutually beneficial relationship that ties the gun industry, the gun lobby, and the GOP together.

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Chuy Garcia hits Chicago mayor on video scandal

"As more reporters do their homework about the circumstances surrounding the video, it looks like it was concealed because of its potential impact on, yes, Chicago politics."

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All GOP frontrunners whistling the same tune as Trump

It's not that they dislike Trump's tune. The right wing GOP honchos think it's just swell. But Trump is playing it too loud.

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Syrian refugees more welcome in Wisconsin than Walker?

Despite conservative cajoling, voters recognized that Scott Walker just wasn't presidential material.

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Shameless anti-refugee bill passed by GOP-run House

The Republican Party and the right have descended to a new level of repulsive shamelessness that many thought was not possible even for them. 

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Elizabeth Warren rolls out women's economic agenda

"Achieving pay equality for women isn't enough - we have to make sure that all workers, men and women, are earning enough to live on."

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Third way Democrats preparing to challenge the left for factional control

Surrendering to the narrative that Hillary is another Wall Street Democrat will leave us all flat-footed when it's time to go up against the GOP.

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Democratic candidates agree: Wall Street must be “reined in”

"I give Bernie Sanders credit for lighting a fire under Americans," Hillary Clinton said at the second debate between candidates for the Democratic Party's nomination for president.

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