The conservative majority court has been spoiling for a fight over the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA) for quite a while. Not so much the law, but the related application of an argument called disparate impact.
When I moved from Boston to Georgia ten years ago they told me about grits and pork rinds, warned me about the bugs, and assured me there would be a lot less snow. They did not tell me that belonging to a church is required by statute and that I would be the only liberal between Atlanta and the Canary Islands. There are, however, Yellow Dogs. These are Southerners who would vote for a Golden Retriever if it were running as a Democrat. That these people would be called Republicans if they lived in New England does not make me one bit less grateful that they exist.
It is time that the left started taking this election seriously, along with Romney and Jeb Bush and the rest, even those we view as stupid, misogynist, and out of touch wing nuts
The ad was a straight-up promotion of the corporate Koch and a spokesman for Koch Industries told Advertising Age it is intended as a tool to recruit new employees.The question is, will Americans buy it or are they now wise to what the Koch brothers really have in mind?
Ever since the Hobby Lobby decision there have been two words playing in my head but it had taken a week before I heard anyone else say them aloud. Corporate veil.
Every time I hear a pundit or a pollster discuss the certainty that Republicans will hold the House or the high probability they will gain control of the Senate I suspect I am having an out-of-body experience.
How would the neocons respond if President Obama told them they were solely in charge of coming up with solutions to the problems in Iraq? Could they even handle it? Or are they more interested in complaining from the peanut gallery?
Republicans simply never learn. They always view their problems as cosmetic rather than core.
Five years ago we elected a man almost as young, certainly as intelligent, and for many as charismatic as JFK. Another with a young and beautiful family.
With the outing of Rand Paul’s alleged serial plagiarism gathering steam his supporters are weighing in on social media. To paraphrase the common post, “And I suppose you were this outraged about Joe Biden too.”
The Senate theoretically has the Constitutonal power to expel Ted Cruz by a two-thirds vote immediately and with no recourse.
The rest of us are looking to Virginia and New Jersey voters to send Republicans the message the rest of us cannot.
Darrell Issa and other Republicans are going after another agency in their unending battle of bogus to discredit Obama Administration
Not sure whether to call it a social experiment, a marketing gimmick, or just plain scary. Granted it is voluntary – at least so far – but Progressive is wiretapping our cars.
It started right on schedule early Saturday morning. The second guessing and the criticism over the choices made by law enforcement Friday morning regarding the pursuit of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Republicans seem intent on jumping the shark. This time they are staking a lot of political capital on a battle to disable the CFPB and its director Richard Cordray.
Ya gotta love Gabby Giffords and her remarkable husband Mark Kelly. But on Tuesday they blew it.
If Senator Reid needs more input on filibuster reform, let’s make our voices heard right now.
Now we have this universal outpouring of grief and revulsion and we also have a problem. The known facts about the event and the killer himself could mitigate against meaningful changes.
If one quarter of the 70 percent who feel the NRA is, on some level, making unreasonable demands can be convinced to drop their membership it would be over $24 million less in NRA coffers every year.
Republicans can try once again to rebrand themselves, but at heart they remain exclusionary and selfish and more than anything else, owned and operated by big business.
Since we know it is possible we may soon be told we must give birth, how much of a stretch is it to imagine someone might tell us we can’t?
As a clear picture of Paul Ryan comes into focus so has a question. Is it possible that bright and early last Saturday morning Mitt Romney threw the 2012 presidential election?
Seven of the 16 women on the Women for Mitt advisory board including Ann Romney, its titular head, are prominent almost solely because they are married to a current or former office holder.
A study released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), however, shows that it is big corporations not small businesses that benefit from low-wage workers
We can take a page from the right’s playbook and fight voter suppression with the message that voting is a self-interest that everyone can understand.
Tea Party Republicans are on such shaky ground with their opposition to Obamacare that it would be a sin not to nudge and send them sprawling into the dirt.
Only the gullible can’t see the link between Eric Holder’s aggressive persecution of voting abuses in Florida and what has happened to the Attorney General in the halls of Congress this week.
No matter the outcome on June 5, the Wisconsin uprising is serving up a passel of lessons that Democrats and progressives should heed.
The Arizona State Legislature with the help of ALEC has done the impossible. Without involving a single sperm, they have legislated women into a state of perpetual pregnancy.
After the killing of Trayvon Martin will we realize that after having success against Komen and Rush, we can stand up and take on the NRA?
Bill Maher thinks we should accept Rush Limbaugh’s apology, but here’s why we must pursue Limbaugh to a point where he pays an actual price and everyone in the business knows it.
The media hasn’t gone far enough in arguing against a referendum on same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
Talk about a brokered 2012 GOP nominating convention is growing – but do the Republicans have to bargain with?