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The Future of the GOP: Proudly Unstudied Scott Walker Revels in Iran Ignorance

The Future of the GOP: Proudly Unstudied Scott Walker Revels in Iran Ignorance

A complete and total lack of experience, intellectual curiosity or insight didn't stop Scott Walker from criticizing President Obama's Iran deal…

Insanity Defined: Why the Interminable GOP Primary Season is a Win for the Left

Insanity Defined: Why the Interminable GOP Primary Season is a Win for the Left

The experience of the 2016 voter is already a battered one, abused by the rhetorical swill of 14 official candidates representing the GOP…

What Spain’s Populist, Gender-Neutral Mayoral Shift Could Mean for America in 2016

What Spain’s Populist, Gender-Neutral Mayoral Shift Could Mean for America in 2016

Last weekend, the Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona put the official celebratory touches on a revolutionary transition that occurred during May's municipal elections. In Madrid, 71 year-old retired judge…

Yale Instructor David Brooks Says “Campus Crusaders” Are Moral Zealots, Anti-Free Speech

Yale Instructor David Brooks Says “Campus Crusaders” Are Moral Zealots, Anti-Free Speech

In a post-9/11 world, self-styled “moderate” conservative and New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks has carved out a cottage industry conflating morality with anti-liberal politics. To be fair to…

What Great Recession? Wall Street Remains Unoccupied By Ethics

What Great Recession? Wall Street Remains Unoccupied By Ethics

Nearly seven years after the American economy foundered under the worst global recession since World War II, it seems nothing much has changed with regard to the behavior of those…

Stand Your Ground Is Unsound: The Data Speaks

Stand Your Ground Is Unsound: The Data Speaks

There's nothing "well regulated" about an angry white mob of uncoordinated, often untrained, sometimes criminally convicted civilians off firing away at the "other."…

Dark Red Oklahoma Angers Big Oil And Gas: Energy Practices Causing State’s Earthquakes

Dark Red Oklahoma Angers Big Oil And Gas: Energy Practices Causing State’s Earthquakes

As the nation commemorates Earth Day 2015 this week with a variety of observances, activities and awareness campaigns, it's the perfect time to renew calls for bipartisan cooperation to address…

Even His Home State of New Jersey Believes Chris Christie Should Not Be President

Even His Home State of New Jersey Believes Chris Christie Should Not Be President

Although Capitol Hill talking heads are prone to over speculation, it seems conventional wisdom may have gotten it right in early 2014 in declaring Christie's White House run over before…

Rahm Vs. Chuy: How Emanuel’s Divisive Racial Politics Could Clear A Path To Mayoral Victory

Rahm Vs. Chuy: How Emanuel’s Divisive Racial Politics Could Clear A Path To Mayoral Victory

It would be a real shame if Emanuel, one of the key architects in tilting Chicago's economy toward the vested interests of the white one percent, ironically profits from his…

Ted Cruz Is Unelectable, So Why Is He Running For President?

Ted Cruz Is Unelectable, So Why Is He Running For President?

That gnawing, aching need for limelight, even more so than Cruz's disingenuous flouting of science in exchange for base adoration, is what makes him unfit to lead. …

No Schock Here: Scandal Plagued Republican Congressman Resigns in Ignominy

No Schock Here: Scandal Plagued Republican Congressman Resigns in Ignominy

The most unfortunate (current) blight on Illinois politics this side of one-percent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has finally come to an end. Multiple sources have confirmed that scandal-ridden Prairie State…

Two Years After SCOTUS Gutting, GOP Rep Insists Congress Is Ready To Amend Voting Rights Act

Two Years After SCOTUS Gutting, GOP Rep Insists Congress Is Ready To Amend Voting Rights Act

It should be no surprise by this time, but whenever present-day Republicans point a finger and cry "foul," you can be reasonably sure the crime is an inside job. …

Can State Governments And National Agencies Run Like Corporations? Maybe

Can State Governments And National Agencies Run Like Corporations? Maybe

Let's look at two different test cases of the GOP's "private flight is right" hypothesis: newly sworn-in Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, and the evolution of Veterans Affairs under Secretary…

Marked Ebola Retreat In West Africa A Victory For Public Health – And Democracy

Marked Ebola Retreat In West Africa A Victory For Public Health – And Democracy

Congratulations are in order to every civic leader, health professional (many of them American) and citizen who has worked to eradicate the threat of Ebola from the daily lives of…

SCOTUS, Interrupted: Wolf PAC Takes Citizens United Repeal To The States

SCOTUS, Interrupted: Wolf PAC Takes Citizens United Repeal To The States

Enter Wolf PAC. A grassroots effort spawned by the enormously popular Young Turk Network, Wolf's mission is boldly simple. Per the group's website, "We must reverse Citizens United, Restore our…

Partisan IRS Budget Cuts Create Pointless Tax Season Headaches

Partisan IRS Budget Cuts Create Pointless Tax Season Headaches

If there's one bargaining tactic Congressional Republican lawmakers have perfected since President Obama took the oath of office in January 2009, it's trying to cut off America's nose to spite…

Two Year-Old Walmart Shooter A Year-End Scream for Gun Law Reform

Two Year-Old Walmart Shooter A Year-End Scream for Gun Law Reform

It’s the end of an eventful year and the beginning of a new one. I had visions of a fresh start as I sat down to write my final political…

Republican Warhawks And Arms Lobby Unite To Undermine US On World Stage

Republican Warhawks And Arms Lobby Unite To Undermine US On World Stage

President Obama has been clear in his advocacy of sensible gun reform at home, as well as balanced global demilitarization. Shamefully, the President has been totally lacking in Congressional partners…

113th Congress Produces 22% of “Do-Nothing” 1947-1948 Counterpart

113th Congress Produces 22% of “Do-Nothing” 1947-1948 Counterpart

Similar to overpaid NFL "star" Jay Cutler's reign of terror as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears, the best thing we can say about the 113th session of Congress…

Why Ferguson Is Also, And Again, About Guns

Why Ferguson Is Also, And Again, About Guns

What's happening in Ferguson, and rattling the cages of strained municipalities throughout the country, is, of course, about our complicated and corrosive attitudes about race. And yes, always and forever…

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