When whites decide racism is over ... that's "whitewishing"
A satirical open letter from the GOP to working class white men.
The fiscal scolds at Fix The Debt are again demanding 'reforms' to Social Security and Medicare. Their entire argument is based on a myth.
Rich people should talk more openly, more often. It would make a progressive agenda a whole lot more achievable.
This week Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation denounced tech companies and employers who censor or punish online ugliness. But the internet is no longer a frontier.
President Obama's critics routinely dismiss him as "feckless," but most have long records as feck-ups. And what's wrong with pivoting?
You've surely heard that the civil war in Syria, and the broader tensions in the Middle East and Africa, are about tribalism. Let's learn about tribalism ... and you.
The hearings on Syria did not answer every reasonable question about a possible U.S. punitive strike, but they exposed some questions as unreasonable.
Progressives sometimes criticize the south as backward, but that's not entirely fair. For example, Louisiana Republicans have developed time travel
Republicans have not proposed a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and won't, because Obamacare has turned the GOP base against insurance itself.
Supporters of stop-and-frisk policies love to toss around statistics about race and crime. Whether they know it or not, they're simply lying with numbers.
When the Tea Party emerged four summers ago, many of us dismissed them as a corporate-seeded astroturf movement. We were wrong. The GOP's grassroots are the fringe.
Sunday's rioting in Huntington Beach, California is sparking a national conversation about white youth and violence. It's about time.
Anthony Weiner needs to get out of the race after the vile, misogynistic tantrum his communications director, Barbara Morgan.
Reporters have no trouble finding experts to speculate on why so many politicians have sex scandals. Statistics say the better question would be why there are so few.
Part of white privilege is not realizing that, for young black men, "the rule of law" is not much protection at all.
Videos of rioting in Miami began circulating quickly after last night's not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial. But there was no riot in Miami.
What House Republicans are doing is like terrorists giving the hostage negotiator a choice of which hostage to shoot ... then blaming the negotiator for the murder because "He chose the victim!"
Conservatism has been described as the belief that no one should be the first person to do anything ... and House Republicans are taking that seriously.
Progressives often criticize Republicans for doing nothing to help create jobs. I understand the criticism, but it misses a key point. Today's Republicans are about identity politics, not policy.