Opinion: Iowa GOP Reverses Existing Minimum Wage Hikes and Ban Future Increases

“It's the first time a state nullified local wage ordinances already in effect and forced [local] jurisdictions to [immediately] reduce minimum wages that were previously raised.”

Stunning Hypocrisy – AARP Supports the Anti-Social Security Lobby ALEC

AARP should be more sensitive to its retired members who are vulnerable to ALEC-supported legislative efforts to eliminate Social Security.

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Vote Suppression Law

"North Carolina’s provisions deliberately target African Americans with...surgical precision...to depress Black turnout at the polls."

Federal Courts Strike Down Texas and Wisconsin Vote Suppression Laws

"We conclude that that SB 14 has a discriminatory effect on minorities' voting rights in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act."

Another Koch Acolyte Is Responsible for Illinois Economic Disaster

Governor Rauner's tax cuts amounted to a 25 percent reduction and ended efforts to preserve education, road repair, and social services’ funding.

Republican Governor Vetoes Clean Energy Bill Killing Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Growth

"This veto puts thousands of solar jobs at risk, endangers the livelihood of thousands and will stall billions in economic activity."

Barely Alive, Kansas Public Schools On the Verge Of Brownback’s Death Blow

The Kansas bill creates private school savings and funding programs by diverting public education funding to private and religious schools

Mormon Republicans Continue Bundy’s War On Americans’ Public Lands

Mormon Rob Bishop (R-UT) wants to deliver America’s public lands, national parks, forests, and wilderness areas to Koch Industries’ control

Complacency and EmoProgs Aided Conservatives’ Drive To Rewrite the Constitution

There have been a few articles lately that began appearing last October making a compelling case that while the 2016 Presidential race might look promising for Democrats and it appears that Republicans are in disarray, Democrats, liberals, or progressives, take your pick, are actually in deep trouble everywhere else. There is no doubt that the presidency is an important race, but not so important as to forget every other non-presidential race and not so important as to divide Democrats; a trend that is extremely disturbing. read more

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Poisons Flint Kids And Then Declares An Emergency

This all began when one of Snyder's emergency dictators decided safe drinking water from Lake Huron didn't fit the corporate financial model

Kochs Secretly Fund the NRA, Chamber of Commerce, Religious Right and Club For Growth

Every Republican at every level of government spouts the same lie, the same twisted logic, to harm American workers

ALEC and Duke Energy Going After A Small N.C. Non-Profit And Church For Going Solar

The school is not paying Duke Energy for the electricity being generated by that clean source of electrical power, the Sun

Kochs And ALEC Make War Against Americans And Pope Francis Public

The mainstream media is finally reporting that the Koch's legislative arm ALEC is moving into the open to prevent action on climate change

ALEC Plans Corporate Control and Privatization Of Every City In America

It is true the Koch's are poised to spend nearly a billion dollars to put a Koch surrogate in the White House, and to completely take over the entire nation they are paying an American Legislative Exchange Council subsidiary to impose their corporate agenda on every town, village, city, and county in America.

Koch-Republican Austerity Is Killing Michigan Democracy And Poisoning Residents

Bad things generally happen when corporate fascist take over government and eliminate democracy, and it is a fact of life many Michigan citizens have learned the hard way; by being poisoned.

Scott Walker And ALEC Allow High School Dropouts To Teach High School

Of course, anything 'stupid' Republicans conceive of is always at the behest of their funding machine the Koch brothers and their legislative arm the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): the latest Wisconsin stupidity is no exception.

While Shell Plans For Climate Catastrophe The Kochs Kill Renewable Energy

ere are two fronts in the dirty energy industry's war on the climate with funding and legislative support from the Koch brothers on renewable energy and regulations to reduce carbon emissions. ere are two fronts in the dirty energy industry's war on the climate with funding and legislative support from the Koch brothers on renewable energy and regulations to reduce carbon emissions.

Ohio Republicans Propose Poll Tax For 2016 Election

Now it appears that Ohio Republicans are on the verge of enacting an voter ID law that requires Ohio residents to pay a fee in order to cast a ballot.

Scott Walker’s Koch Economics Is Decimating Wisconsin

Kansas has received its share of attention for its epic trickle down failure typical of conservative economics, and it is duly warranted. However, the governor of Kansas has not been tapped by the Koch brothers as their preferred Republican presidential candidate for 2016. That distinction goes to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who has his state's financial demise keeping pace with Kansas for the top Republican economic failure.

President Obama Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results?

If there is one thing Republicans and the Obama Administration love more than pandering to Wall Street, it is the abject 20-year failure of the charter school industry